From the Editor
Rowayat is a literary journal emerging from Egypt. We feature writers living in Egypt, or have lived in Egypt in the past. We feature short stories, poetry, memoirs, travel literature, creative writing lessons, exclusive Art, interviews, reviews, Arabic literature in English Translation, and so much more. The website has different content, and will give you insight into the multitude of hybrid writers that have always existed in Egypt, and that still come out today.
From the site:
Rowayat launched in 2012 as a literary journal emerging from Egypt, publishing fiction, poetry, drama, and a range of works. We also published a children’s issue, Rowayat Gemeza, and a French issue, Édition spéciale de Rowayat en français. Since 2015, our focus has been Rowayat’s publishing arm, which has published over ten books. We’ve also recently relaunched Rowayat as a global, primarily online platform, featuring all the pieces from our previously printed issues.
Submissions relating to Egypt.
From the site:
Rowayat seeks original writing for upcoming online publications. We accept unsolicited simultaneous submissions and aim to respond within 3 months. Submission categories are fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, flash fiction, comics, art, reviews, and interviews — in English, French, or Arabic in translation. Contributors do not need to identify as of Arab/SWANA descent, provided their work is in dialogue with the transnational social realities of the Afro/Arab regions and its diaspora communities. Contributors may also decide to expand this reality altogether.
See their guidelines before submitting your work: https://rowayat.org/submit/
The launch party of our first Issue, and prize award ceremony of The Rowayat First Student Fiction Competition is on Saturday January 18th 2014. Our first issue is dated Jan. 25th 2014, in commemoration of the Egyptian Revolution. Our Second Student Fiction Competition will run from now until May 15th 2014, where two overall student winners (one high school student, and one university student) will be published in Issue 2, June 30th 2014, along with being published they each receive a monetary prize of EGP1250. The categories for submitting in the contest can be found at rowayat.com/contact-us/ There are 4 runner ups in the student fiction competition for the poetry/flash fiction and 4 runner ups for the short story, all runner-ups are posted on the website, under fiction and poetry.
Editors Name Linda Cleary
Print publication? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL http://www.rowayat.com/contact-us
Approx. Response Time? 2weeks
How often do you publish? Biannually
Year Founded? 2013
Do you pay? Sometimes
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Mailing Address: 131c Kensington Church Street, Notting Hill, London, W8 7LP