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.


Submissions relating to Egypt.


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 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
Circulation 2000-3500
Submission Guidelines URL
Approx. Response Time? 2weeks
How often do you publish? Biannually
Year Founded? 2013
Do you pay? Sometimes
Do you take online submissions? Yes


Twitter @RowayatEgypt
Mailing Address: 131c Kensington Church Street, Notting Hill, London, W8 7LP

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