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Mizna: Queer + Trans Voices

Mizna: Queer + Trans Voices

DEADLINE:31 March 2020

Zeyn Joukhadar is guest editing the next issue of Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America, a journal of contemporary Arab literature and art. The issue will center queer and trans Arab, Muslim, and/or Southwest Asian and North African writers.


Mizna welcomes poetry, stories, creative essays, flash fiction, comics, and other literary interpretations of these topics, whether direct or indirect.

Submissions from queer and trans writers will be prioritized, as will submissions from Black trans women and Black transfeminine nonbinary writers. As this issue seeks to decenter dominant Western “coming out” narratives that often result in the erasure of queer and trans Muslims and people of color, explicit declaration of LGBTQIAP2S+ identity is not a requirement of submission or acceptance.


Writers whose work is published in Mizna will receive an honorarium, a complimentary one-year subscription to the journal, and five contributor copies of the journal in which their work appears.