News to share. So exciting! Dreams do come true…📖 👀

Hey Salaams lovely readers,

I’m so excited to announce that I have been selected, after an informal chat held on the phone from the USA (🤩), to be a Creative Non Fiction Reader for the Mud Season Review. This is an Art and Literature journal which states:

MISSION

We seek to celebrate the full process of artistic creation, from inspiration to publication—welcoming into our open and collaborative community wide-ranging voices that tramp and track in the mud of human experience.

Mudseasonreview.com

I’m so grateful to have been selected and am already flabbergasted by the sheer number of submissions pouring in and we’re only half way through the month!

It has given me an insight into this industry that has always seemed so mysterious to me. Remind me never to take a rejection of a piece personally again! It just shows that sometimes submitting writing to journals is like playing the lottery- writing is so subjective, it simply depends on whether the right person reads it at the right time and it usually isn’t an indicator or how well one can actually write!

It’s also amazing to see how clear other people’s mistakes are! I’m hoping that with further reading and experience I will grow in my own writing too. Watch this blog space, it is a continuum of progress and also works as evidence in case I ever decide to give up! It is a space to share great news with you all and for that I’m very grateful.

I have also decided to work as a freelance writer from home instead of continuing my teaching journey in September. I’ll definitely be keeping you updated on my journey!

It’s so great to be able to share this fantastic news with you. I’m so excited to share my work with you in different ways so please do subscribe to my monthly newsletter if you haven’t already!

Please note that Mud Season are still open for submissions this month. Please click here for more info. This month they also offer a paid manuscript editing services. It’s definitely worth having a look at. If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of taking your own writing seriously, now may be the best time to invest in yourself, your dreams and your aspirations. Good luck!

Thank you for always listening 😃

Peace and Love,

Sidra ♥️

P.S Don’t Forget!

I’m very grateful for your readership. Maybe you’d like to say thank you by buying me a coffee? Go on, I’d love a cup ☕️👌🏽!

It really will motivate me to post more often. So if you like my content and would like to read more… Click here now!

Thank you very much and Jazakamullah khairun (may God reward you) for your support! A coffee near me really does keep me going 😀.

Peace and love

Sidra Ansari

Published by Sidra Ansari

Sidra Ansari is a freelance writer, blogger, copywriter and teacher. Although she was born in Manchester, she has lived in many places in the U.K including London, North Wales, Birmingham and Leicester. She now lives in the Black Country and dreams of living by the sea once again- a seagull being her preferred muse. She has been shortlisted for the AsianWriter Short Story Prize and was selected for WriteNow Live, the Penguin Mentoring Program for underrepresented writers. She works for the Mud Season Review as a Creative Non Fiction Reader and has work published in the inaugural Desert Rose Lit Magazine. Her self development book ‘Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love’ published by Beacon Books is out in 2020. She lives in the West Midlands with her husband of over fifteen years and five children. You can reach her at @sidra_writes on Twitter, sidra.7.ansari on Instagram and follow her blog at the7ofus.blog.

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