Sunday Submissions: Last Call for the ArabLit Story Prize 2021

The prize: $500 to the winner, split between author and translator (except in cases where the work is in the public domain). Sunday Submissions: Last Call for the 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. Shortlisted stories will have the opportunity to be published in the ArabLit Quarterly as well as a future anthology. Questions about submissions can be sent to info@arablit.org. Translators must have secured rights to the work, and translations must have been previously unpublished. 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 the story is in the public domain, please note this. Please submit your entry via Submittable. This year’s three judges are Layla AlAmmar, Nadia Ghanem, and Leri Price. If you put your name on the work, it may be disqualified. 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. THERE IS NO FEE FOR SUBMISSIONS. Note: Do not put author or translator’s name on the attached works.