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Iman Alzaghari is a Muslim Palestinian American from California. She holds bachelor's degrees in Arabic and Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. Iman is an avid reader, and is passionate about language. She runs @arabicnerd, an Instagram account focused on Arabic and Arab-American literature.
Fargo Tbakhi (he/him) is a queer Palestinian-American performance artist. He is the winner of the 2018 Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Prize, a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, and a 2020 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow. His writing is published or forthcoming in Foglifter, Hobart, The Shallow Ends, Mizna, Peach Mag, and elsewhere. His performance work has been programmed at OUTsider Fest and INTER-SECTION Solo Fest, and has received support from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He is currently a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow and works at Mosaic Theater.
leena aboutaleb is an Egyptian-Palestinian made in between spaces. Currently a graduate student at the George Washington University, she spends her time working in futurisms. She can be virtually located on Instagram at leena.jpeg.
Nada is a Palestinian writer and artist based in Abu Dhabi. Currently, she is a senior at NYU Abu Dhabi, where she studies Literature and Creative Writing while also pursuing Visual Arts and Gender and Sexuality Studies on the side. She dabbles in digital artwork, collage, and mixed media, but she is currently focusing on writing poetry inspired by found materials and text.
Layla Azmi Goushey is an English professor in St. Louis, Missouri. Her poetry, prose, and non- fiction have been published in several literary journals and anthologies such as the St. Louis Anthology and Beyond Memory: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Creative Nonfiction.
Najah Musa was born in Jerusalem, Palestine. Due to Israeli occupation, her family fled to Chicago. She is a mother, educator, and writer. Musa is writing her debut poetry collection and is excited to join her first publication: Strange Horizons. She incorporates themes of women's empowerment, motherhood, and social justice. She's on Instagram at Najah.Musa_.
Current Issue
12 Apr 2021

The spaces within me both heal and house oracular properties.
By: Morgan L. Ventura
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Morgan L. Ventura
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Morgan L. Ventura's “Dispatch from a Ruin in Mitla, the Town of Souls,” with a reading by the poet.
Do you know the tale of the armless maiden? In most tales, it is only her hands she loses.
Issue 5 Apr 2021
By: Caroline Dinh
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 29 Mar 2021
By: Iman Alzaghari
By: Fargo Tbakhi
By: leena aboutaleb
By: Nada Almosa
By: Layla Azmi Goushey
By: Najah Hussein Musa
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Iman Alzaghari
Podcast read by: Fargo Tbakhi
Podcast read by: leena aboutaleb
Podcast read by: Nada Almosa
Podcast read by: Najah Hussein Musa
Podcast read by: Layla Azmi Goushey
Issue 22 Mar 2021
Issue 15 Mar 2021
By: Isana Skeete
Podcast read by: Isana Skeete
Podcast read by: Kat Kourbeti
Issue 8 Mar 2021
By: Lorraine Wilson
Podcast read by: Kat Kourbeti
By: Gerri Leen
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 1 Mar 2021
By: Sasha LaPointe
Podcast read by: Sasha LaPointe
Issue 22 Feb 2021
By: Hal Y. Zhang
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 15 Feb 2021
By: Wen-yi Lee
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 8 Feb 2021
By: Varsha Dinesh
Podcast read by: Courtney Floyd
By: Sarah Kathryn Moore
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Sarah Kathryn Moore
Issue 1 Feb 2021
By: Tamara Jerée
Podcast read by: Kat Kourbeti
By: Betsy Aoki
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Paul Starr
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