Sunday Submissions: ‘The Poetry of the Arab Revolutions’

Suja Sawafta is guest-editing a special issue of the International Poetry Review on the “Poetry of the Arab Revolutions,” and they will be accepting submissions through December 30:

From the call for submissions:

The International Poetry Review is accepting submissions for its Spring 2020 issue titled The Arabic Poetry Issue: Revolution and Rebellion. Submissions on the Arab Spring and its aftermath, civil war, protest songs, and popular uprising broadly defined are especially welcome. The issue will be guest-edited by Suja Sawafta. Contemporary translation is the Review’s primary focus, appearing in bilingual format, along with a limited section, in every issue, of poetry originally written in English. We look for translations from the work of contemporary poets, without adhering rigidly to any one school of translation theory. We do request that the translator be responsible for securing translation and publication rights as necessary.

Submissions of 2-3 poems are preferred, but individual poem submissions will also be accepted. Please provide the original Arabic-language text as well as the translation. For this issue, we also welcome submissions from Arab Anglophone writers who have written poetry that relates to the theme. We require fonts compatible with Microsoft Word for Macintosh. Translations should not have appeared anywhere else, including self-published chapbooks or on Internet sites.  Individuals will be informed of decisions to publish in mid to late October.

Submissions should be sent via email, as Word attachments, to guest editor Suja Sawafta: