Rowayat seeks original writing for upcoming online publications. Submission categories are Fiction, CNF, Poetry, Flash Fiction, Comics, Art, Reviews and Interviews - in English or French or Arabic in translation. Contributors do not need to identify as Arab/SWANA descent, provided their work is in dialogue with the transnational social realities of the Afro/Arab regions and their diaspora communities. Contributors may also decide to expand this reality altogether.

Please choose to submit from these categories:

Check out our Young Readers section on our website for inspiration:

Submission from Age 8yrs old to 16years old and adults writing children's literature/YA

One short story or novel excerpt (min. 1500 – max. 10,000 words)

or

Two pieces of flash fiction (no piece longer than 750 words)

or

Three poems

(or writers can submit one flash fiction piece and two poems)

Nonfiction/Writing Central

All forms of CNF, essays, memoirs, travel literature, author interviews, book reviews and Writing Central: writing tips/translation advice/creative writing lessons.

(min. 1500 – max. 3000 words)

ART

Comics 4-8 pages

Eye Candy 10-14pages of illustrations/photography/paintings/prints/sculpture/mixed media/design

Before making your submission, please check:

Your spelling, punctuation, spacing and all other formatting.

You included your name and social media handles, website or relevant links.

You did not exceed the word count in your category.

1.  Online submissions must be in a single file in .doc, .docx, or PDF format.

2.  Title your submission in the following format: YourSurname_SubmissionTitle

3.  You must include a cover letter with your submission on the first page with the title of the piece, its category, word count, your name, contact details, website/social media links, and a 50word bio

4.  Fiction must be double-spaced. Indicate stanza breaks in poetry.

5.  Include page numbers on prose or multi-page poems.

6.  Include your name on every page.

Volunteering teaches how Rowayat operates, how to use submission tools, and how you can help support our mission.

-  Rowayat Board member or Advisory Board member:

Gain experience and friendship through governance of a literary non-profit

-  Rowayat Reader: Reading submissions and deciding whether they move on to the editorial team. By volunteering as a reader, you’ll be exposed to a wide variety of work that could improve your writing style and craft.

-  Rowayat Social Bug: We always need volunteers to help us with social media; if you want to be part of a dynamic creative team, don’t hesitate to contact us.

It’s a great way to gain experience, meet writers, improve your own writing, understand the submission process and contribute to the literary community.

One short story or novel excerpt (min. 1500 – max. 10,000 words)

Two pieces of flash fiction (no piece longer than 750 words) or

Three poems or writers can submit one flash fiction piece and two poems.

All forms of CNF, essays, memoirs, travel literature, author interviews, book reviews and Writing Central: writing tips/translation advice/creative writing lessons.

(min. 1500 – max. 3000 words)

Featured artist (10-14pages of illustrations/photography/paintings/prints/sculpture/mixed media/design)

Comics (excerpt of a graphic novel, or independent strip) 4-8 pages

Before making your submission, please check:

Your spelling, punctuation, spacing and all other formatting.

You included your name and social media handles, website or relevant links.

You did not exceed the word count in your category.

1.  Online submissions must be in a single file in .doc, .docx, or PDF format.

2.  Title your submission in the following format: YourSurname_SubmissionTitle

3.  You must include a cover letter with your submission on the first page with the title of the piece, its category, word count, your name, contact details, website/social media links, and a 50word bio

4.  Fiction must be double-spaced. Indicate stanza breaks in poetry.

5.  Include page numbers on prose or multi-page poems.

6.  Include your name on every page.

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