Call for Submissions: We Are More


We Are More is an inclusive series for Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) and SWANA diaspora writers, curated by Michelle Zamanian. Our open reading period will begin on March 15, 2022 and will continue until April 15, 2022. Submissions will be received through Submittable

We consider creative nonfiction, graphic essays, fiction, poetry, and hybrid work by SWANA writers on a wide variety of subject matter. We are interested in work that disrupts negative media stereotypes and pulls away from repetitive narratives. We are especially interested in stories and pieces that celebrate our experiences, find meaning in being who we are, and challenge the status quo.

Prose submissions should be between 1,500-5,000 words, and poetry submissions should include three to five poems, up to twelve pages. We can only consider work that has not been previously published (this includes personal blogs and social media). 

Please email [email protected] with any questions or inquiries.