We accept work in both Arabic and English – please submit your piece to the appropriate genre.
We seek high-quality literary fiction, and are happy to read stories with both traditional and experimental forms and subjects. We will consider flash fiction (350-1000 words), short stories (1000-5000 words), and unpublished novel excerpts. Send no more than one long form and one short form story.
We seek creative nonfiction that is art, not reportage or diary, and that is engaging, honest, and original. The voice should be strong and deliver fresh insights that reach beyond the personal to connect with the universal human experience. All styles and approaches are accepted, be they flash nonfiction, personal essay, literary journalism, or memoir excerpts. Word limit is 5000 words. Send no more than one long form and one short form essay.
We seek poetry of all forms. Send up to five poems in one single document.
Translations and Arabic
We accept translations from any language to English and Arabic. Please provide both versions when submitting, including any copyright permissions. The translator is responsible for all author and publisher permissions regarding the source work. Send up to three translations.
We welcome submissions of different media including but not limited to painting, illustration, collage, photography, sculpture, installation, textiles, ceramics, and digital media. Non-digital work should be scanned or photographed in high quality digital files. All work should be sent in low resolution, and if accepted will need to be provided in high resolution not exceeding 5 MB in size. Each submission should be attached as .pdf, .eps, .jpeg, or .tiff. You may send up to 5 works.
We accept submissions of Graphic Narratives/Comics or excerpts of unpublished graphic novels. Send up to five.
Pdf, or a series of .jpg images (scans or digital art) at 150 dpi (as submission, then if/when approved, we ask higher resolution). Dimensions (size): preferably Rusted Radishes book ratio/size which is 19.5 cm (W) x 24 cm (L); otherwise A4 is fine. File size: less than 10 MB
We seek plays (one-acts and full-length pieces, translations, and adaptations) that take advantage of and/or subvert theatrical conventions.
Theater is not television.
Theater is not cinema.
Theater is theater.
A written play alone does not constitute theater; it is only a small part of it. We hold that plays are, by nature, incomplete on the page. With this in mind, our goal is to inspire people to perform the works we publish.
Send up to two plays.