Call for Submissions: ArabLit Quarterly’s 2019 Issue: ‘The Eye’

ArabLit Quarterly’s Fall/Winter 2019 issue, The Eye, is now open for submissions.

They are looking for eye-themed writing, which means: the eye, the evil eye, the gaze, عين, surveillance, attention, and more.

Their preference is creepy noir as much as serious literature about the gaze, and they are particularly interested in discovering what’s new about the eye.

Regular ALQ features include:


Open Letter to a Late Author

Literary Playlist

Literary Recipe

Judge a Book By Its Cover

Literary Map (this can be a collaboration with our Art Director)

They are also interested in:

Translated short stories between 1000 and 10000 words

Short-short stories: blink and you’ll miss it

Translated poetry

Translated playtexts

Translated comix

Creative work that shifts between states

We are not able to accept:

Fiction and poetry written originally in English. Sorry.


Pitches to completed works; pitches should be in by October 15, with drafts submitted by November 1, and authors available to work on edits in the month of November.

Yes, they do pay:

$15/page, split equally between author and translator, unless by other arrangement.

It is recommended that those who want to submit to look at a copy of ALQ. You can get a single-issue e-pub or print, become a subscriber on Exact Editions, or subscribe to all the e-pubs through Patreon.

How to submit?

Head over to: for the full info.

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