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The Playing Field: The Politics of Sports
Deadline: February 28, 2018

This themed issue will be an exploration of the way the world of sports reflects critical issues affecting our communities--religion, race, gender, class, colonialism/occupation, patriotism, social justice, etc. A number of notable sports events are happening in 2018, including the World Cup and the winter Olympics, meanwhile we hear about Colin Kaepernick's civil disobedience on the field, migrant workers being exploited as Qatar prepares to be a World Cup host, women in hijab at the Olympics, and the occupation preventing the Palestinian soccer team from competing globally. These are just a few examples of the countless ways sports can be both a microcosm of society and a vehicle for social change. We invite writing to explore this topic--poetry, stories, creative essays, flash fiction, comix, and other literary interpretations. Please adhere to our general submission guidelines below.
Sponsored by the City of St. Paul's Cultural STAR Program.

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 by July 24, 2017.

Send your submission and a short biography (maximum 50 words) via e-mail as attachments (not in the body of the message) to mizna@mizna.org, and include the word "submission" in the subject line. 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.
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