The Arabian Stories team is delighted to announce that the renowned literary magazine Sukoon has published the English version of the winning story from the One Thousand Nights and Awakening literary contest.
Sukoon is an independent online literary journal that is Arab-themed and published in English. Sukoon presents previously unpublished poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, book reviews, interviews, and occasionally translations that have been created by established and emerging writers and artists from the Arab world, as well as writers and artists who are not of Arab descent but have an Arab story or piece of art to share. Sukoon is published twice a year.
The founder and editor of Sukoon magazine is Rewa Zeinati, a Beirut-based Lebanese-American writer and poet. Her poetry chapbook, Bullets & Orchids, was published by Corrupt Press (Paris, 2013), and her creative nonfiction book, Nietzsche’s Camel Must Die, was published by Xanadu (Beirut, 2013). Her poems, essays, translations, and articles can be found in various journals and anthologies in the US, the UK, and the Arab region. Zeinati is also a part-time ...Read more
The Arabian Stories team is going on vacation from October 23 to November 18, during which time we will be out of reach. We will use this opportunity to recharge our batteries and come up with new ideas to create a space for literature in this overly rigid world. Thank you for your patience. See you soon!
… 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 ...Read more
Where lies the meaning of this special place you have always wanted the entire world to see? Only you know it and we want you to share it with us for it to breathe through your words in different languages and outshine all expectations of how a place might look like. For more information, check the rules and guidelines of this literary contest.
We are waiting for you!
With this post, the Arabian Stories team would like to take the opportunity to recognize the overwhelming support the project has received.
For those of you who have enkindled this undertaking, our warmest thanks!
The Toledo School of Translators
Arabic Literature (in English)
Diwan al Arab
Eye of Riyadh
Mercè Solé i Sanosa
Francisco Rodríguez Criado
The Gulf Today
Dubai PR Network
Al Press The GCC Business News Agency
The Gulf Today Daily Newspaper in print
Al Bayan 5 Senses
Emarat Al Youm
My Dubai News
El Hadas News
Sameer Ahmad Shareef
Ministry of Culture of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The Scientific College of Design
Aditionally, ...Read more