Good News Friday: Book Deals and Radical Writing Opportunities!

Photo Credit: Yen M. Tang & Cylinda Parga

Photo Credit: Yen M. Tang & Cylinda Parga

We are thrilled that Love, Inshallah anthology contributor and Literary Momma columnist, Aisha Saeed, has announced her new book deal for the Young Adult novel, Written in the Stars. Read her celebratory thoughts on the matter here (and follow her on Twitter).  Go, Aisha! This is the beginning of many wonderful things for you and we couldn’t be prouder!




And while we are touting Aisha’s fantastic news, a new writing and multimedia opportunity awaits for gay, lesbian, bisexual,  disabled or other marginalized Muslims  for Hubb: Queer Muslim Love Stories. 


 DEADLINE EXTENDED ONE MONTH! Totally Radical Muslims Volume 3 – Call for Submissions!

Hubb: Queer Muslim Love Stories


For volume three of the Totally Radical Muslim Zine, we’re exploring love, lust, trust and vulnerability.


The Totally Radical Muslim Zine is about telling our stories and reclaiming our truths. This project is about resisting Islamophobia, homophobia, imperialism and so many more systems of oppression, and we’re tackling that racist bullshit, one love story at a time! By telling our stories, with all their edges, contradictions, beauties and gems – we are taking back the power to create our narratives and imagine another present, and another history.

For Volume 3, we are seeking submissions that share experiences on: falling in love, falling out of love, finding queer love, feeling loved by family, erotica, heartache, loneliness, critical thoughts on relationships, friendship, platonic love, and stories on self-love.

Tell us about the ways you’ve opened and closed your heart. Count the times you’ve heard it break. Describe the love you’ve asked for, prayed for, waited for, cherished, embraced, feared, denied, chased, flirted with or fled. Name the feelings that visit you by night. Send us your love letters. Talk dirty to us.

Submission invited from all self-identified Muslims – queer, trans, straight, questioning, and more… We especially welcome submissions from voices often left out of Muslim discourse: queer and trans, black, youth, disabled, Shia, Ahmadi, poor, working class, folks incarcerated and recently released.

Formats: written, drawing, photography, video.

Deadline: Thursday May 1, 2014 (goal is to print for the Hot Summer of 2014).  

Send submissions to or mail to

P.O. Box 29843 Oakland CA 94604

More Info at