Sunday Submissions: ArabLit Story Prize 2021

Questions about submissions can be sent to This year’s three judges are Layla AlAmmar, Nadia Ghanem, and Leri Price. The prize: $500 to the winner, split between author and translator (except in cases where the work is in the public domain). Submission materials must include:

Cover letter with the name of author, translator, story, and length.The story in translation, rendered as 4000 words or fewer in English, attached as a Word document.The story in the original Arabic, preferably in the same Word document.Some evidence you have the rights to translate and publish this story, such as an email from the author or a scanned note. If you put your name on the work, it may be disqualified. Sunday Submissions: ArabLit Story Prize 2021

We are open for submissions through August 1, 2021:

The ArabLit Story Prize is an award for the best short stories, in any genre, newly translated from Arabic into English. Note: Do not put author or translator’s name on the attached works. If the story is in the public domain, please note this. 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. Translators must have secured rights to the work, and translations must have been previously unpublished. Shortlisted stories will have the opportunity to be published in the ArabLit Quarterly as well as a future anthology. THERE IS NO FEE FOR SUBMISSIONS.