Sunday Submissions: ‘Banned: Seven Weeks of Literature,’ ‘Finish Your Book Fellowship,’ More

This Sunday, suggested submissions are literary works geared toward the seven nations targeted by the Donald Trump regime’s travel ban; a finish-your-book fund looking for immigrant writers; and an anthology featuring Muslim voices:

Banned: Seven Weeks of Literature

bannedElsewhere Lit and Ajam Media Collective are working together on a project called “Banned,” seven weeks of literature “featuring stories, essays and poems from Trump’s seven banned countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.”

The deadline is Feb. 20, 2017, and they’re looking for fiction, flash, poetry, and flash nonfiction that “engage both the politics and poetics of place and space, that examine the meanings of borders and identities.”

More at the website.

The Eliza So Annual Finish-Your-Book Fellowship

This is perhaps the first Vegas opportunity I’ve posted. From Submittable:

We’re very excited to offer the 1st Annual Eliza So Finish-Your-Book Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to give a writer time and solitude to help finish a book that is already in progress. The fellowship includes room and board at Las Vegas’ Writer’s Block for the month of June 2017, along with a $500 food stipend and $400 toward airfare. There is no fee to apply.

They’re looking for people who are “at least one of the following: a) A US immigrant (documented or undocumented), b) first-generation American, c) a resident of Montana, or d) a parent with at least one child under the age of 5.”

More at the website.

Tales from Muslim Worlds

From the submission guidelines:

There is not one Muslim identity. Writers come from a wide range of ethnic and religious perspectives, from secular to devout, former Muslims, cultural Muslims, and agnostics, too. There is no restriction on age, gender, sexuality, or nationality. However, an authentic perspective is crucial to this work, therefore preference will go to those writings from authors who have spent a significant portion of their lives in the country the experience is set in. We seek to feature experiences set in a large swath of countries in this book, from Senegal to Indonesia and beyond. While we do not restrict writers based on religion, we are looking for stories where writers identify with being Muslim (in their own personal, unique way), through place and character.

The deadline is March 31, 2017, there is an honorarium, and pitches are also accepted.

More on the website.

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