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damazine: call for submissions

October 21st, 2007     by Thea Lim     Comments

damazine is a new online literary journal publishing fiction, poetry, and essays. Its focus is the Muslim world, whether it forms the background of the writer, or an aspect of the piece itself. Within that space, we strive to present a rainbow of themes and writing styles. Our biggest criterion is quality. We are looking for powerful, well-crafted pieces that throb with meaning.

The planned publication date for the first issue is January 31, 2008. To receive notice when the first issue comes out, add yourself to our mailing list below.

Poetry may be rhyme or free verse. No more than five poems per submission. Send poetry to

Fiction should have vivid characters and an original plot. Length should be 1,000-5,000 words. Send fiction to

Essays should be immediate and draw the reader in. We are not looking for political analysis or abstract theory. Length should be 1,000-5,000 words. Send essays to

damazine publishes quarterly and is open for submissions year-round. Please send your submission, in the body of an email message or as a Word attachment, to the appropriate address specified above. Include your full name, general location, and an optional short bio in the body of your message. Submissions must be previously unpublished. We only publish submissions written in the English language.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We offer $25 USD per published story or essay, and $10 USD per poem.

damazine takes its name from the city of Damascus, Syria, from where it is published.

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