Mizna Magazine Accepts Experimental Texts For New Issue

Applications can be submitted until August 20th

Illustration by Haitham Haddad, studio MNJNK.

For the winter edition, editors are looking for works that challenge traditional literary and linguistic forms. Experimental poetry, fiction, science-fiction texts, comics, and other types of work are accepted until August 20th.

Mizna is a platform dedicated to contemporary literature, film, art and cultural production in the regions of Southwest Asia and North Africa. The organizers propose applicants reflect on issues related to forms and concepts inside and outside the literary tradition. How can ideas be presented in text format? Are new models for creating texts needed or should writing be left in the past? Experimental forms can include visual poetry, flash fiction, collage, artwork with disrupted and defragmented structure, and similar experiences.

There is no minimum word count for the text, but the maximum is 2,000 words. Authors from different countries are invited, however their texts should be relevant to the community and social realities of Southwest Asia and North Africa. Send your questions to mizna@mizna.org.

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