Mahdis Marzooghian

Mahdis Marzooghian

Mahdis Marzooghian is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Five on the Fifth. She has a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing from Towson University. Mahdis is currently Assistant Managing Editor at Money Map Press, an Agora Publishing Company, based in Baltimore city. Her non-fiction essay "Going Back" was published in HeartWood Literary Magazine's October 2016 issue. Her non-fiction essay "A Persian Brew" was published in Feminine Inquiry's February/March 2017 issue. Her latest non-fiction essay "Collarbone Confessions" will be forthcoming in the December 2017 issue of University of Baltimore's Welter Literary Journal. She also had a short essay published in the series anthology, Miso for Life: A Melting Pot of Thoughts back in 2012. She writes as often as she can and recently finished her debut novel. Mahdis is also fluent in Farsi and French. She loves to travel.

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Alexandra Carroll interviews
Mahdis Marzooghian


Our nonfiction reader Alexandra Carroll recently had this exchange with Mahdis Marzooghian, our Issue #35 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her recently completed novel, her wonderful experiences with writing workshops, and the importance of balance in writing nonfiction… Read more

"Fingers" by David J. Thompson, 2017, photograph


Lingua Nova

By Mahdis Marzooghian

I Inpulsa/Negatio: I wish I could tell you I love you in every tongue ever spoken. Maybe then it will be enough. Maybe then it will convince you. Or maybe it will make up for the fact that I cannot be yours in this lifetime….
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