… and, sadly enough, the deadline for submitting new stories to the literary contest “One Thousand Nights and Awakening” has expired. Nonetheless, the team of the Arabian Stories project is happy to announce that the literary contest has received a large amount of submissions, which has set the first prize at 830 $ and the second prize at 150 $.
As of now, the jury will read and thoroughly evaluate all the submitted stories to choose among them the five ones they believe display higher literary qualities. These five finalists will be announced on September 15th, point at which the voting period will be opened for all the contestants to determine the first and second winners, which, in turn, will last for another two weeks time. The voting period will be explained in detail at the time the jury’s verdict on the five finalists is delivered and the stories of the five finalists get published in the Arabian Stories website.
After the awards of the literary contest “One Thousand Nights and Awakening” have been handed out, all the submitted stories will progressively be published in the Arabian Stories website in their original and translated versions, both into English and Spanish. The team of the Arabian Stories project will inform each of the authors individually per email of the publication date of their story.
The team of the Arabian Stories project wants to thank everyone who has contributed to or participated in this literary contest, which they have had great joy in organizing. To alleviate the nerve-racking wait for the upcoming ruling of the jury, we leave you all to enjoy some reflections about literature, culture and language this literary contest has inspired.