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Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America

Literary Magazine






Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America latest issue

a critical platform for contemporary literature, film, art, and cultural production centering the work of Arab and Southwest Asian and North African artists

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
  • Acceptance rate:

Pays$200 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    yes, 5 copies + 1-year subscription

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 200 per piece

Nonfiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 2500

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: $ 200 per piece


Max lines: 150

Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 4

Payment: $ 200 per piece

six pages maximum


Payment: $ 200 per piece

No specific limitations


Payment: $ 200 per piece

should be in black and white, limited to eight pages

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a short biography (maximum 50 words).

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Prose should be double-spaced. The attachment(s) must be editable and in standard word-processing program files (.doc, .docx, .pages). PDFs may accompany submitted work but must not be sent alone. Comics. Files should be 5.5 in x 8.5 inches, with ¼ inch of bleed. Resolution of at least 300 DPI, in TIFF format.

  • Author's rights

    Not specified.

  • Additional info

    Mizna seeks to be a local, national, and international leader in providing excellent artistic platforms for emerging and established SWANA artists, connecting their work to engaged and thoughtful audiences. Contributors do not need to identify as of Arab/SWANA descent, provided their work is of relevance to or in dialogue with the social realities of the SWANA/Arab region or community. Payment. Selected contributors receive a $200 honorarium, a one year subscription to Mizna, and five copies of the issue.

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131 days

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*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 131 days

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    Editor Lana Barkawi avatar

    Lana Barkawi


    Editor Heba Y. Amin avatar

    Heba Y. Amin

    Curator of Visual Arts

    Editor Michelle Baroody avatar

    Michelle Baroody

    Film Programming Curator

    Editor Lamia Abukhadra avatar

    Lamia Abukhadra

    Art and Communications Director