Deadline Coming: Send Submissions to 2020 ArabLit Story Prize

Deadline Coming: Send Submissions to 2020 ArabLit Story Prize

Tick tock, it’s time to send in your submissions to the 2020 ArabLit Story Prize:
The ArabLit Story Prize is an award for the best short stories, in any genre, newly translated from Arabic into English. Submission materials must include: 1) Cover letter with the name of author, translator, story, and length. If you put your name on the work, it may be disqualified. And thus no reason not to send in any story you’ve been sitting on. 3) The story in the original Arabic, preferably in the same Word document. Stories will be judged primarily on the quality of the translated work as a thing-in-itself, although translators must also submit the Arabic original, as this must be a translation, not a loose adaptation nor a work written originally in English. 2) The story in translation, rendered as 4000 words or fewer in English, attached as a Word document. Note: Do not put author or translator’s name on the attached works. Questions about submissions can be sent to info@arablit.org. 4) Some evidence you have the rights to translate and publish this story, such as an email from the author or a scanned note. Translators must have rights to the work, and translations must have been previously unpublished. This year’s three judges are Sawad Hussain, Donia Kamel, and Hilal Chouman. The prize: $500 to the winner, split between author and translator. (Or, more likely, we will email and ask you to remove it.)
THERE IS NO FEE FOR SUBMISSIONS. Shortlisted stories will have the opportunity to be published in the ArabLit Quarterly as well as a future anthology. Submit   here, on Submittable.