Hafizah is an editor at Little A & TOPPLE Books from Amazon Publishing where she acquires full length literary fiction and nonfiction. Curated by Jill Soloway, creator of Amazon's Transparent, TOPPLE Books is an imprint committed to publishing LGTBQ voices and writers that identify as gender non-conforming, and women of color.
As an editor, Hafizah publishes character-driven fiction that engages with the more nuanced aspects of attachment: the bitter/tender, humorous/tragic, the desperate/cruel—fiction that is accessible and entertaining but also ambitious, complex, and emotionally or intellectually rigorous. For nonfiction, her list publishes writing that is persuasive, beautiful, and challenging— nonfiction that introduces complex questions (of intersectionality, transformation, relationships, beingness, contemporary culture) and arrive somewhere new without being reductive.
Hafizah does not accept unsolicited submissions.
TOMBOYLAND, by Melissa Faliveno — Poets & Writers Magazine senior editor and Best American Essays notable Melissa Faliveno's TOMBOYLAND, a debut essay collection interrogating gender, identity, and belonging in the American Midwest, to Hafizah Geter at Topple Books, for publication in 2020, by Adriann Ranta Zurhellen at Foundry Literary + Media.
MOTHERTRUCKER, by Amy Butcher — Author of VISITING HOURS Amy Butcher's MOTHERTRUCKER, chronicling the end of an abusive relationship in the wake of the 2016 election and the #MeToo movement, alongside a chance friendship and treacherous drive up an Alaskan highway with the late "Joy Mothertrucker," the nation's only female ice road trucker, who spent 13 years driving big rigs through the "the deadliest road in America," to Hafizah Geter at Little A, for publication in 2021, by Samantha Shea at Georges Borchardt.
IN THE SHADOW OF THE VALLEY, by Bobi Conn — Bobi Conn's IN THE SHADOW OF THE VALLEY, an examination of poverty, class, gender, and rural America for the #MeToo generation that examines what the right and left have gotten wrong about the plight of Americans who live beyond cities and below the poverty line, to Hafizah Geter at Little A, in a pre-empt, by Adriann Ranta Zurhellen at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).
THEY SAID THEY WANTED A REVOLUTION, by Neda Toloui-Semnani — Journalist Neda Toloui-Semnani's THEY SAID THEY WANTED A REVOLUTION: A MEMOIR OF MY PARENTS, about how her parents fell in love, her father's execution by the Iranian state, her mother's exile to America and what it meant to grow up far from that life as the daughter of revolutionaries, her childhood still caught in a civil war's undertow, to Hafizah Geter at Little A, for publication in February 2020, by Emma Borges-Scott at McCormick Literary (world).
BLACK BOY OUT OF TIME, by Hari Ziyad — Activist, journalist, and creator of RaceBaitR Hari Ziyad's BLACK BOY OUT OF TIME, recounting the author's politicization growing up in Cleveland queer and non-binary, as one of 19 siblings born to a Hare Krishna mother and a Muslim father, to Hafizah Geter at Little A, for publication in January 2020, by Rayhane Sanders at Massie & McQuilkin (world).
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ME, by Precious Brady-Davis — Social justice and LGBTQ advocate Precious Brady-Davis's I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ME: A MEMOIR, which chronicles the author's traumatic childhood of abandonment and neglect and her resilience as a biracial, Pentecostal, queer young person growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, while revealing the unrelenting, self-empowering spirit that guided her into community activism and ultimately happiness, success and love, to Hafizah Geter at Topple Books, at auction, for publication in spring 2020, by Melissa Edwards at Stonesong (world).