Note from the Muslim Writers Club: The announcement below was submitted by Marguerite Richards to invite writers of Muslim heritage to contribute their stories to a new anthology she is compiling. Check out our Contests & Events page for more exciting opportunities of interest to Muslim writers. (Artwork by Azim Fakhri)
Last year, I began to feel an urgency to do my part for peace. For years, I have written about travel and culture, about the world and people—from my own, limited perspective. That is no longer enough. Today, on a mission to remind people how we’re all members of one human family, I’ve begun a project assembling short stories by authors of Muslim backgrounds across the globe, with the aim of shining a light on their diverse perspectives and very different homelands. I know these stories are not mine to tell. They belong to the 1.7 billion Muslim voices of our world. So I’m reaching out to find them.
Please join me. The world needs this now.
Marguerite Richards is a freelance writer and editor chasing her curiosities about food, travel, and culture around the world. She travels to understand cultural differences and the nuances that separate us, with the resolve to render it all palpable through her writing. She currently lives in Sri Lanka with her fiancé, traveling home to California as often as possible. Read more about her here.