Meet Mizna's new Poetry Editor, Jen March. Also, call for submissions deadline!
Mizna is pleased to announce the addition of poet Jen March to our editorial team. Jen has long been in the Mizna family, having received a Mizna Latitudes grant and having her poetry published in the journal. She is also an accomplished poetry editor and is the founder of Co-Kisser
, the annual poetry-film festival. As our first Poetry Editor, she will bring an important poetic sensibility to Mizna's literary endeavors.
The first issue of Mizna including Jen as Poetry Editor is due out later this year. Read on for our call for submissions. The deadline for consideration for the next issue is July 16, 2012.
received her MFA in writing from Hamline University. She has worked as poetry editor on many literary journals, and has interned with Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Graywolf Press. She was the recipient of a 2006 Latitudes Grant from Mizna: A Forum for Arab American Art and a 2010 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She has performed her poetry with Talking Image Connection (TIC) and The Riot Act Reading Series. Her work has most recently appeared in Wicked Alice, The Mix, Midway Journal
, and Flurry
. She curates the annual Co-Kisser Poetry-Film Festival in Minneapolis and her current work combines poetry, film and movement.
Call for Submissions Mizna
Deadline: July 16, 2012
continuously seeks original writing for upcoming publications. The deadline for submitting work to be considered for the next issue is July 16, 2012. We welcome submissions on Arab-American themes that reflect the diversity of our community, and we are interested in work that surprises and challenges the reader. Contributors do not have to be of Arab descent provided their work is of relevance to the Arab-American community.
We prefer electronic submissions. If you would like your work to be considered for publication, please 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. Please include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number. The attachments should be standard word-processing program files.
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.
Writers whose work is published in Mizna
will receive a stipend 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.