Deadline: March 31, 2015

The second issue of Makhzin will relate to the current research focus of 98weeks: Feminisms. That is, an inquiry into the political and artistic stances of feminism, spanning third wave, post-colonial, and post-humanist approaches. Influenced by a prolific history of feminist/queer literary experimentation, Makhzin seeks contributions in both English and Arabic. Whether prose or poetry, we welcome narratives addressing —obliquely or not—the economical, sexual, and racial powers subjecting our bodies.

Makhzin Issue 2 is edited by Daisy Atterbury, Tarek El-Ariss, and Mirene Arsanios. It will be launched online with a new website designed by Raoul Audouin and Karine Wehbe.

Makhzin stems from 98weeks’ research On Publications. It is dedicated to experiments in prose and poetry from the Middle East and beyond. Its first issue was edited by Omar Berrada, Lara Khaldi, Ghalya Saadawi, and Mirene Arsanios.

Submissions can be in English and in Arabic, as well as multilingual texts. Texts will remain in their original language.

Prose: Maximum 2500 words
Poetry: Maximum 5 pages
Submissions should be sent to