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ArabLit Quarterly

ArabLit Quarterly

DEADLINE:20 October 2020

ArabLit Quarterly is looking for dreams-focused writing, however that might be interpreted. They are as happy to accept a pitch as a completed submission.


Please make sure your submission fits one of the categories below:

  • Translations of pre-nahda texts about dreams, from Arabic
  • Short-short fiction with a dream element, under 1500 words. Either in Arabic or translated from Arabic to English.
  • Essays about dreams, either translated or originally written in English, but linked to Arabic literature.
  • Poems about dreams, any length. Either in Arabic or translated from Arabic to English.
  • Literary playlist essay, focused on a book (novel, short-story collection, poetry collection) where dreams are a central element.
  • Essay about food and dreams
  • A history of dream interpretation in a country (or countries) of the Maghreb or Mashreq
  • Open letter to a late author that centers on dreams
  • Translators Cafe interview or feature that has a dream element
  • Short comix about dreams, either written bilingually, originally in Arabic, or with relation to Arabic literature.

ArabLit does not accept:

  • Fiction and poetry written originally in English. Sorry.


Payment of $15/page