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Looking for Muslim Beta Readers for my historical fantasy set in the 9th century

Hello everyone,

I am in the final editing stages of a novel adapting the legends of Charlemagne into novels for modern day audiences and am looking for feedback before publication. In other words, this isn't a rough draft and you won't be asked to read multiple versions - just this one.

My story is set in the beginning of the ninth century and takes place in both the Frankish Empire and in the Maghreb. Some of the historical figures  I am adding into the legend cycle includes Caliph Harun al-Rashid and his faithful companions.

Call for Applicants: The Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program

Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America funds a number of fellowships designed to promote bibliographical inquiry and research.  Supported projects may range chronologically from clay tablets and papyrus rolls to contemporary literary texts and born-digital materials. Topics relating to books and manuscripts in any field and of any period are eligible for consideration as long as they include analysis of the physical object – that is, the handwritten, printed, or other textual artifact – as historical evidence.

Applications are due on December 1.