WELCOME TO FAHMIDAN
Founded in the Summer of 2020 by Ranna Kisswani & Anthony R Salandy, Fahmidan Journal hopes to bring out diverse voices and their cacophonous words.
We aim to publish Bi-Monthly issues.
Send us your thought provoking existentialism, your phobias, your darkest moments. Entrance us with your whimsical fantasy. Move us to tears with your truth in a world of suffering. Captivate and intrigue us with your hopes and dreams.
(Submissions Currently Closed)
General Submission Information
For all categories:
See category specific guidelines on the subsequent page
Free to submit. There are no fees.
Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please notify us immediately if work submitted is accepted elsewhere.
Some work may be spotlighted before the release (authors will be contacted) all work will be highlighted on social media after the issue release.
Please send previously unpublished work. If submitting work which has been published in print only, please specify when and where.)
Font Size 12, Times New Roman, Single Line Spacing for Poetry.
Please Submit a maximum 100 word 3rd person bio with every submission. This should be ready for publication in the event that your work is accepted.
Submissions that are not sent to the correct email address will not be considered as well as submissions sent outside our reading window’s. Thank you for your understanding
Fahmidan can’t currently offer payment. We hope to be able to pay contributors in the future.
Fahmidan requests First World Rights, and the right to include the work on the Fahmidan website indefinitely.
After publication, all rights revert to the author. Copyright always remains with the author.
We ask that you wait at least 2 months after publication at Fahmidan before republishing the work. Should it be published elsewhere (whether in another publication or on your own website), please credit Fahmidan as its first publication.
POETRY, PROSE, OPINION PIECES SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & CONTACT INFORMATION
For any questions please email us at
Submissions recieved outside of our submission window will not be read.
Please submit two to four poems together in one document. Poems should be no more than 2 pages in length.
Please submit up to 2 pieces together in one document. Flash Fiction pieces should be no more than 750 words in length.
Please submit up to 2 pieces together in one document. Opinion pieces should be no more than 1500 words in length
OUR CO-EDITORS IN CHIEF
ANTHONY R SALANDY
Anthony is a mixed-race poet & writer who has ties to the USA, UK & Kuwait. Anthony is a keen traveler and polyglot who enjoys reading and sociological sparring! Anthony's work has been published 40 times in The Kuwait Times, The Showbear Family Circus, Sumou magazine, Twisted Vine Literary Journal, Perhappened Literary Magazine, The Mark Literary Review, Doghouse Press, FullyLit Magazine, Idle Ink, Versification & The Daily Drunk, etc. In addition, Anthony has 1 published chapbook entitled 'The Great Northern Journey'. Anthony is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Sociology.
Ranna is an American with Jordanian-Iranian background. She has grown up in Kuwait and her 'third culture' influences a lot of her writing and interests. Growing up a proud and vocal girl in the Middle East has shaped much of Ranna's narrative and her interests. She likes to indulge in matters of politics, philosophy, and anything new she comes across. Ranna aims to highlight both the struggle and the beauty in everyday life through her writing in the lens of a 'Third Culture' child. She is a rising freshman at St. John's College in Annapolis.
Twitter & Instagram: @rannakisswani
Areeba Bhajikhara & Yasmine Dashti
Areeba Bhajikhara has studied literature for several years and has been a part of and ran two editorial magazines up to now. She is a writer for Teen Times who focuses on activism and niche feminist issues pertaining to the middle east and internationally. She also reads and analyses all kinds of literary works in her free time. As well as, she has published several articles in the past and continues to do so. Several projects have been started under her care and mentorship and she continues to dedicate her time to volunteering. Being involved in the community, she has also given a TED Talk and passionately cares about the environment. As a lover of the arts and science she now studies Biomedical Science in Canada, yet never forgetting the literary world that gave her the zest to truly appreciate and enjoy her life.
Currently studying a bachelor’s degree
in English Literature at Cardiff University, she is extremely passionate on all things literary
and enjoys the range in which literature can come in and its ability to evoke deep rooted
emotions, struggles and identities. With a mixed background and ties to Kuwait, the United
Kingdom and Canada, Yasmine strives to engage readers with the multiculturalism we see
around the world and give a voice to those who feel silenced. Yasmine also enjoys writing
herself with a particular liking to poetry and short prose pieces. Her writing is inspired by
everyday interactions and moments in hopes of capturing the universality of the human
experience and break down the barriers society can strain between individuals.