Publishing House Seeks Muslim Writers

Tempe, Arizona: Attention English-language Muslim novelists, short story writers, playwrights, and poets: A publishing house has been created just for you.
"Islamic writers in English had few options," explains Linda "Widad" Delgado, founder of Muslim Writers Publishing. "There are places for scholarly work, but I want to help Islamic literary writers find outlets for their work."
A retired police sergeant and author of several novels, Delgado became a Muslim several years ago. Read the story of her journey to Islam at
Taking note of the enormous barriers in the traditional American book publishing world, and the stigmas attached to the subsidy alternatives, Delgado set up her company as a traditional Muslim publishing business. Delgado uses a team of some of the publishing industry's most respected experts to produce the book and jumpstart its marketing. Delgado has established overseas distribution, printing and sales through a network of contacts throughout the Muslim world, and has researched the publishing industry in depth. "This system allows unknown authors to compete as equals," Delgado said. "We will choose books that are worthy of finding audiences, and able to reach a market; the authors don't have to be established celebrities and superstars." . . .
MWP does not publish erotica, full-color interiors, or manuscripts promoting hate or violence.
Journalists: Delgado is available for interviews. Call 480-894-6014;



Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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