ArabLit Quarterly

ArabLit Quarterly is a four-times-yearly magazine that brings together Arabic literature, essays, wordplay, art, music, and food in translation:

We take an expansive view of the literary arts and are interested in what’s enjoyable to the ear, the eye, and the palate.

Our last issue for this year, FOLK, is now available:


You can get your copy from Gumroad (e-pub and PDF), Amazon (print: US, UK, France, Germany, Italy), as a Patreon subscriber (e-pub or PDF), or from Exact Editions (as a special e-pub). Institutional subscriptions are available through Exact Editions; if you are an interested librarian, please contact us about a complementary copy at If for any reason you can’t get a copy to your location, please email as well.

Your purchase supports paying contributors to ArabLit Quarterly, ArabLit, and Bulaq.


ArabLit Quarterly is chiefly edited by M Lynx Qualey. Our Art Director is Hassân Al Mohtasib. Contributing Editors are Nashwa Gowanlock, Sawad Hussain, Olivia Snaije, Nariman Youssef, Lucie Taylor, Joel Mitchell, and Ranya Abdel Rahman, with Amanda Hanoosh Steinberg as Research Consultant.


We take submissions to both the ArabLit Story Prize and the Quarterly through Submittable. We are currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2022 issue with the theme MIRRORS.

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