Thursday, 8 March 2018
Open Submission Opportunity!
If you’re a British Muslim woman who wears the hijab/ has experience of wearing the hijab we want
to hear from you!
This International Women’s day, we are proud to be able to open up Cut From The Same Cloth to
Inspired by the lack of representation of hijab-wearing Muslim women in publishing, editor, Sabeena Akhtar has teamed up with Unbound to bring together 15 new and established voices from within the British Muslim community, covering a broad range of subjects from anti-Blackness to modern pop culture, disability and Islamophobia.
International Women’s day always throws up interesting conversations about whose voices are heard in the mainstream and why, so we wanted to use this opportunity to celebrate and platform an often under represented group of women. If you are/have been a hijab wearing Muslim woman who would like to get into print, this is your chance to be published alongside writers such as:
Azeezat Johnson, Hodan Yusuf, Myriam Francois, Ra'ifah Rafiq, Raisa Hassan, Rumana Lasker, Shaista Aziz, Sofia Rehman, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Suma Din, Sumaya Kassim and Yvonne Ridley.
We will be looking for interesting and authentic essay subjects on any topic of your choice, we are
not looking for hijab stories or to break stereotypes!
Writers do not have to been previously published to submit and we encourage submissions from any under-represented communities; and from across the UK. This is a paid opportunity.
Please note that we are unable to accept any poetry or short story submissions.
To be eligible:
- You must be 18 or over
- Be a British citizen
- Be a hijab-wearing Muslim woman/have experience of wearing the hijab
Please submit a brief bio about yourself and a few sentences explaining why you would like to
contribute to Cut From The Same Cloth.
A synopsis of your essay idea and a 500 word sample. (Completed essays may also be submitted as long as they have not previously appeared in print).
A min 1000 word example of an article/ piece of prose you have written.
The deadline for submissions is April 20th 2018.
Please send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line CFTSC Submission.
Successful applicants will be contacted after the deadline has lapsed.
Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to every application and ask for your patience during the selection process.
Thank you and good luck!