‘The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales of the Muslim World’
With the belief that “Despite countless superficial differences, at our core, we are all the same," Marguerite Richards, an American writer and editor, plans to bring together diverse voices from the Muslim world such as Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Malaysia, Northern Africa, and among others, Bangladesh in her new anthology titled, The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales of the Muslim World. In it she aims to provide a counter narrative to negative stereotypes attributed to the singular, made-up monolith people call "the Muslim world." Rather than being about Islam, the anthology will be a collection of nonfiction stories revealing the diverse and universal experiences of people all over the world who happen to be of Muslim heritage or belong to any Islamic culture.
Submissions should be of first person, unpublished, nonfiction in the 2000-3000 word range in English, which relate a pivotal or transformational experience in the writer's life, with a strong sense of place and character so that readers can learn about the country in which it is set in. Translations of excellent quality are welcome as well.