Call for Contributions: “I Speak for Myself: American Men on Being Muslim”

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Alright, guys, if you’re “a practicing Muslim American man, born and/or predominantly raised in the U.S.” who’s got something to get off his chest about being Muslim in America, this is your chance.

From the project’s Facebook page:

Great news! The 2nd book in the ISFM series will be published next year! We are now accepting submissions.  Please see below for the criteria:

 I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim (White Cloud Press, May 2011) is being received very positively in the media and is spurring dialogue that we feel is necessary and timely.  In this vein, we want to continue the conversation with a sequel called I Speak for Myself: American Men on Being Muslim.  The book will be published by White Cloud in 2012.

Each essay must be written by a practicing Muslim American man, born and/or predominantly raised in the U.S. We are looking for contributors between the ages of 22 and 45 who claim Islam as their faith.

Please write articulately about a personal aspect of your life with regards to being a Muslim American man.  The essay should express in some way how your Muslim-ness and American-ness affect your life.  This need not be overt but the essay should come from that perspective.

Essays should be no longer than 1500 words and will be edited for clarity.  All submissions may not be accepted, but every submission will be considered.  Please include name, age, DOB, full contact info, birthplace, ethnicity, sect of Islam, profession/field, and anything else about yourself that might be useful for us to know (short bios are fine).

This is a project that, Inshallah, will appear across a variety of platforms, both national and international.

Please send all queries about this project and/or entries via email to:  isfm786@gmail.com.

I’m contributing a piece on some of the odd twists and turns that went with growing up as a white Muslim in Boston in the 1980s.

Here’s the predecessor in this series, which was just published: I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim

I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim


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