Momina Mela is a writer from Lahore, Pakistan, and a BA English Literature graduate from Goldsmiths. She was short-listed to be Young Poet Laureate for London in 2013, and also short-listed for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize and National Student Poetry Competition (UK). She has carried out poetry writing workshops through DWL in Lahore which are designed specifically for Pakistani poets writing in English. She has read her work in Southbank Centre and the Houses of Parliament amongst other events and locations in London as well as having a poem featured in an outdoor gallery in Shoreditch. Her work has appeared in Smiths Magazine, Lighthouse Journal, Thrice Fiction, and National Student Poetry Anthology.