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Call for Submissions: AQSAzine

January 11th, 2011     by Julia Horel     Comments

Call for Submissions AQSAzine Issue #4: Ancestors and Descendants, due Jan 15th.

Dear family, sisters, brothers, allies and revolutionaries,

Submit and spread the word about AQSAzine Issue #4: Ancestors and Descendants - “Where’d you come from/Where are you going?”

Submit because you cannot but know what your roots are, where you came from and how you came to be. Because you cannot be present here without knowing about “back there.” Because you have yet to learn who your ancestors are and what were their journeys. Because you want to carry forward the stories of your great grandparents. Because you want to share your origins with your children. Because sometimes its too painful to know and other times its all that you know.

Because your history has been submerged, erased, disjointed or cut off you. Because you want to understand how your present came to be. Because underneath all the silence is a rich history of lessons learnt that would be helpful in guiding you. Because you are proud of your lineage. Because the question of where you are from is complicated and a simple answer boxes you in. Because your history is multidimensional just like your identity. Because you fear that you are losing your connection to home through language, memories, stories. Because your descendants might have all your struggles in common.

Types of Submissions: . Stories (fiction or non fiction); . Poetry; . Artwork; . Graphic arts; . Photography; . Visuals; . Media reviews; . Interviews . Any other form of personal art or writing under 1,500 words

Confidentiality: Submissions will not be reprinted without the author’s permission. You can use your first and/or last name, a pen name, or even remain completely anonymous. We want you to feel safer in making a contribution.

Send us your submissions with short bio along with questions, resources, information to aqsazine at by January 15th. You can also submit online at

AQSAzine is a grassroots zine open to 16-35 year people who self-identify as Muslim. It is a creative avenue for us to express ourselves, share our experiences, and connect with others. We strive to work from a feminist, anti-oppressive, pro-choice, queer and trans positive framework.

Peace, love and hugs

AQSAzine Team

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