Call for Submissions, Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America
Environment & Climate
Winter 2016 | DEADLINE July 29
This theme is meant to explore the state of the climate and ourselves. How do climate change and the environment intersect with occupations, wars, migrations, and ordinary life? How are people and communities adjusting or taking action? And how are we participating in and experiencing contemporary discourses and spaces oriented around our relationship to nature? Guest editor: Gary Paul Nabhan. Please include "Submission: Climate" in the email subject line.
Surviving the Rhetoric: Arabs & Muslims as Villains, Again
Summer 2017 | DEADLINE February 28
The presidential election in 2016 in the United States has reignited the narrative about Arabs and Muslims as expedient villains. This is nothing new, but perhaps there are a fervor and momentum this time around that are especially dangerous. How are we being affected, responding and not responding, surviving? We’re looking for work that wrestles with the topic in thoughtful, personal, whimsical, humorous, critical, or other ways, skipping the speeches and lessons. Please include "Submission: Surviving" in the email subject line.
GENERAL SUBMISSIONS INFORMATION
Mizna continuously seeks original writing for upcoming publications. Contributors do not have to be of Arab descent provided their work is of relevance to the Arab-American community. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. To be considered for the winter 2017 issue of the journal, please submit writing on the theme described above by July 29, 2016.
Send your submission and a short biography (maximum 50 words) via e-mail as attachments (not in the body of the message) to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the word "submission" in the subject line, as well as the name of the theme if relevant. The attachments should be standard word-processing program files. Please include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, titles of your submissions, and genres of your submissions in your message. Your name should not appear on the attachments of your submissions.
Prose should be double-spaced and limited to 2500 words. Kindly limit poetry submissions to four poems per submission. Verses exceeding our page width will be treated with a runover indent. Proofs can be made available for author approval before publication.
We do accept simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you contact us as soon as your work has been accepted elsewhere.
Writers whose work is published in Mizna will receive an honorarium, a one-year subscription to the journal, and complimentary copies of the journal.
Due to the volume of submissions received, those not conforming to the above guidelines, as well as material previously published in any other English-language forum, will not be considered.
Mizna is a Twin Cities non-profit arts organization that promotes contemporary expressions of Arab American culture. We publish the literary journal Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America, produce the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, and offer varied other readings, performances, art projects, and community events involving an exceptionally talented and diverse range of local, national, and international Arab American artists.
Cinema Arabiata an Arab film blog by Mohannad Ghawanmeh.
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