The Palestinian Issue: Guest Edited by Ismail Khalidi

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Mizna 19.2

Submit by August 1, 2018

This year marks 70 years since the dismembering of Palestine. To commemorate seven decades of resilience in the face of displacement, occupation and discrimination, Mizna is publishing a special Palestine-themed issue, guest edited by Ismail Khalidi. Seeking innovative and thoughtful creative writing and visual art from artists and writers of all backgrounds which steers away from the didactic; work that combats erasure by remembering, by giving new insights into the past and present as well as by imagining possible (and impossible) futures. Please adhere to general submission guidelines below. Sponsored by the City of St. Paul's Cultural STAR Program.

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 Palestine issue of the journal, please submit writing by August 1, 2018.

Send your submission and a short biography (maximum 50 words) via email 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.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but contact Mizna 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.


Ismail Khalidi is a playwright and director who has written, directed, performed, curated, and taught internationally. Khalidi's plays include Tennis in Nablus (Alliance Theatre, 2010), Truth Serum Blues (Pangea World Theater, 2005), Foot (Teatro Amal, 2016-17), Sabra Falling (Pangea World Theater, 2017), Returning to Haifa (Finborough Theatre, 2018) and Dead Are My People(Noor Theatre, 2018).


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