Sunday, January 18, 2009


I'm helping to produce a new journal that focuses on the literature and culture of Pakistan. My role will be as the prose editor. Below, find our call for submissions.

Friends, please help spread the word: copy and send in emails to any of your friends who might be interested or whom you think may be connected to writing sites, blogs, international literature book clubs, creative writing programs, professors of world literature, or postcolonial sites, etc. Thanks!

Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies: Call for Submissions
We seek submissions for the first issue of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies to be published in June 2009. Please submit your scholarly articles, creative works (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry), or book reviews that focus on some aspect of Pakistan or Pakistani culture. We read all year.

Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary electronic journal offering a forum for a serious academic and creative engagement with various aspects of Pakistani culture, literature, and politics. Though several existing journals do pay a fair degree of attention to the issues of South Asia and Postcoloniality, we feel that under the current climate of high capital and war on terror, Pakistan, often subsumed under the larger registers of South Asia or Postcolonial Studies, needs a particular space of its own in our academic and creative undertakings. Thus, Pakistaniaat aims to provide a public space on the Internet to introduce and discuss hitherto neglected aspects of Pakistani cultural and literary production and to make this knowledge available to a worldwide audience.

This e-journal, thus, aims to provide an inclusive venue to all those interested in issues specifically related to Pakistan, its culture, literature, and its place in the region as well as the world. We aim to accomplish the important mission of “covering Pakistan” by publishing scholarly articles, creative works, translations, and reviews of books about Pakistan.

Submission Contacts:
Journal website:

Dr. Masood Raja, Academic articles, (
Sarah Husain, Poetry/Translations, (poetry@
Dr. Deborah Hall, Prose, (
Dr. David Waterman, Reviews, (

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