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  • Welcome to ALT Magazine & Press: Hazawi Prize Announces 2023 Shortlist: (Sana'a, Yemen) - The shortlist for the 2023 Hazawi Prize for Yemeni Literature has been revealed, announcing the ten writers who have been selected as finalists for this prestigious award.
  • Now in its second yearly round, the Hazawi Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to fiction in Yemeni literature. Organized by the Hazawi Cultural Foundation, this annual prize aims to promote Yemeni literature and support creative writers.
  • This year's shortlist features both emerging and renowned Yemeni authors. The ten works advancing to the final round of judging are:
  • - Abdullah Faisal shortlisted for his novel, Spirits and Secrets.
  • - Aisha Saleh shortlisted for her novel, Under the Ashes
  • - Farouk Merish shortlisted for his novel, A Dignified Stranger
  • - Ahmed Ashraf shortlisted for his novel, A Painful Belt
  • - Ghassan Khalid shortlisted for his novel, A Sky that Rains Fear
  • - Hosam Adel shortlisted for his novel, The Lord of the Black Dog
  • - Asmaa Abdulrazak shortlisted for her novel, Shrapnels
  • - Abdullah Abdu Muhammad shortlisted for his novel, The Road to Sana'a
  • - Najah Bahkeim shortlisted for her novel, The Final Decision
  • - Samir AbdulFattah shortlisted for her novel, What We Cannot See
  • The winner will be revealed at an award ceremony in Sana'a later where they will receive $1,500 USD. Second and third prizes of $1,000 USD each will also be awarded. All shortlisted works are celebrated for chronicling Yemen's rich culture and wartime experiences. This prestigious prize continues highlighting the nation's thriving literary community.

New Submissions Guidance

Welcome to the first issue of Arab Lit. & Trans. Magazine and Press! We are excited to announce our new literary platform, dedicated to promoting Arab literature and translation to a global audience. Our mission is to create a space where writers, translators, and readers can connect and engage with the rich cultural heritage and contemporary expressions of Arab literature.

We are currently accepting submissions for our inaugural issue, and we invite writers and translators from all over the world to contribute their works to our platform. Our focus is on showcasing the diversity of Arab literature, including works from different genres, regions, and languages. We also aim to promote the voices of marginalized communities and underrepresented groups.

We accept submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and literary translations. We are particularly interested in works that challenge dominant narratives and offer new perspectives on social, political, and cultural issues. We encourage submissions that explore themes such as identity, migration, diaspora, memory, and resistance.

To ensure the highest quality of our publications, we have a rigorous editorial process that includes multiple rounds of review and feedback. Our team of experienced editors and translators will work closely with authors and translators to ensure that their works are polished and true to their original intent.

In addition to our literary magazine, we also have a publishing arm that specializes in Arab literature in translation. We are committed to bringing the best of Arab literature to English-speaking readers, and we are actively seeking manuscripts for publication. If you are a translator or an author with a manuscript, we would love to hear from you.

We believe that literature can serve as a bridge between cultures and peoples, and we are dedicated to fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of Arab literature. We hope that through our magazine and press, we can create a vibrant community of writers, translators, and readers who share our passion for Arab literature.

Submission Guidelines:

– Submissions must be in English or Arabic.
– Poetry: up to three poems, no more than six pages total.
– Fiction and Nonfiction: up to 5,000 words.
– Translations: up to 5,000 words of the translated text, along with the original text and a brief translator’s note.
– Please include a brief author bio (50-100 words).
– Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
– We do not accept previously published works, including works that have been published online.
– Please submit your work as a Word document or PDF.
– We accept submissions termly.

To submit your work, please email it to with the subject line “Submission: [Genre] – [Title].” We look forward to reading your work and welcoming you to our community of writers and translators.

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