Submissions Open for Spring, Summer 2021 ArabLit Quarterlies

*A history of some particular food in a country (or countries) of the Maghreb or Mashreq

*Open letter to a late author that centers on food

*Translators Cafe interview or feature that has a fodo element

*Short comix about cookery, either written bilingually, originally in Arabic, or with relation to Arabic literature. *Literary playlist essay, focused on a book (novel, short-story collection, poetry collection) where food or cooking is a central element. Consider:

*Translations of pre-nahda texts about cooking, food, and recipes, from Arabic

*Short-short fiction with a cookery element, under 1500 words. *

We are not able to accept: Fiction and poetry written originally in English. Pitches for this issue should be in by March 15. Either in Arabic or translated from Arabic to English. Sorry. Drafts of completed works should be in by Feb 15. *Literary playlist essay, focused on a book (novel, short-story collection, poetry collection) where music is a central element. Either in Arabic or translated from Arabic to English. We are as happy to accept a pitch as a completed submission. Possible submissions include:

*Translations of pre-nahda texts about music, from Arabic

*Short or short-short fiction with a music or musical-instrument element Either in Arabic or translated from Arabic to English. Either in Arabic or translated from Arabic to English. Yes, we do pay: $15/page

To submit, please visit our page on Submittable. We are as happy to accept a pitch as a completed submission. We do accept: Both pitches and completed works. *Poems about music (or poems set to music), any length. *Essays about cookery, either translated or originally written in English, but linked to Arabic literature. Submissions are, as ever, without charge. Submissions Open for Spring, Summer 2021 ArabLit Quarterlies

ArabLit Quarterly’s Spring 2021 issue will have a focus on SONG. Pitches for this issue should be in by Jan 20. *

ArabLit Quarterly’s Summer 2021 issue will have a focus on THE KITCHEN. We aim to publish June 15. We aim to publish March 15, 2021. Our guest editor is Karim Zidan:

We are looking for musically focused writing, however that might be interpreted. *Essay about food and music

*A history of the relationship between music and poetry in a country (or countries) of the Maghreb or Mashreq

*Open letter to a late author that centers on music

*Translators Cafe interview or feature that has an element of song. Drafts of completed works should be in by April 15. *Short comix about songs, either written bilingually, originally in Arabic, or with relation to Arabic literature. Music about music. *Poems about food, any length. *Essays about music, either translated or originally written in English, but linked to Arabic literature. Our guest editor this issue is Nour Kamel:

We are looking for food-focused writing, however that might be interpreted.