ABOUT JAFFAT EL AQLAM
Jaffat El Aqlam is an e-magazine that celebrates Middle Eastern artists, writers, musicians & creatives. Our goal is to be an independent publishing house that publishes work from MENA & by MENA humans who live abroad, while simultaneously creating a haven for content to be published in the world wiLD web.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Sarah is a 25 year old, Networking & Security in information technology graduate. When she's not stressing out about work or meeting self-made deadlines, she experiments with glitch art, film photography or watercolors, plays odd video games, listens to what her family calls ‘alien music’ and waters her plants.
Although she prides herself on being a cynical unperfectionist, Amna Saif [ironically] wishes to live in a community where morality and aesthetics come first and foremost, one day.
Rama Duwaji is a Syrian illustrator and visual artist born and currently based in the U.S.A. Rama's work mainly consists of illustrations and simplified designs. She utilizes her art work to discuss topics within the Middle East, such as beauty standards and misogyny
Deena completed her Bachelor's in International Studies in 2015, with a very dodgy specialisation in Culture & Society, and an even dodgier minor in English Literature. She is currently in the process of researching parts of her Pakistani "ethnicity" that she may have ignored for the past 21 years.
Nadim Choufi is an Arab-Lebanese poet and writer. His recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Versal, Sukoon, the Shade Journal, and elsewhere.
Do not hesitate to continuously submit your pieces of poetry, short stories, prose, music and even visual art. We try our best to publish everything, but in the end, it's all about how much your pieces stand-out; so make sure you send in your best-est-est work. Collaborations and modern digital art (image macros, gifs, glitch art, alt lit etc) are actively encouraged in this space. If you have any ideas you'd like to discuss with us, feedback or constructive criticism, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Guest posts from outside the Middle East are very much welcomed with limited slots per issue. If your piece(s) isn't/aren't published after two issues, then it is likely that it won't be published. In that case, please don't be disheartened, and keep the submissions coming.