In our next issue, My.Kali will be focusing on emigration & desolation (alienation – غُرْبَة), this psychological detachment of the individual from all that is familiar in time and place, the longing for what we left behind. We will try to focus on the relationship of this emotion and how it affects or related to our sexuality, how it persecutes us even in our “homeland,” as Naguib Mahfouz says, “The most severe form of alienation is that alienation you feel in your homeland” to the extent that it pushes you to flee away from it.
Text & Visual work
We welcome texts that discuss immigration and alienation and the experiences associated with them, we welcome joint work with writers on unprepared texts as well. Through this issue, we will attempt to document our experiences with emigration, asylum and exile, and how we view these experiences. What does homeland mean to us? How can we describe feelings of alienation and desolation? And what does this have to do or affect our sexuality?
Visual work may include photography, illustrations, drawings, designs, digital painting, etc. that relate to this issue’s topic and any concept notes or abstracts you would like to accompany include. This work may have been produced previously (not necessarily published) or exclusive for this issue specifically. We also welcome archives. As long as all parties consent that the material can be published in My.Kali.
Given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage everyone to produce their works using all the necessary safety measure. Get creative and be experimental.
- For written work, we are looking for texts from 750-1200 words. (Not previously published)
- Please send an abstract no less than 200 words to the magazine on (email@example.com) before beginning your written piece. This should include (a) the angle you want to cover, (b) the reason for choosing the topic and/or the angle, and (c) – optional -what it might add to the conversation about the topic (in other words, why is it important).
- For photography, art work and design, you can either submit ready work with a concept note or email us directly and we can let you know of what the writers are working on to inspire customized work.
- Our editors will work directly with the writers to finalize the pieces before publishing, it’s an interactive process.
- The person has the: complete freedom/right to maintain their own identities (using pen names or aliases), or to use their real name/chosen name.
- EXTENSION/Deadline for the ‘concept note’ only, September 23rd, 2020. Submission of the full article would be arranged individually with the editors.
For more information/submissions, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact us via the contact us page
Featured image: “Cathedral Cars” by Thomas Mailaender