We are looking for road-focused writing, however that might be interpreted. We’re interested in the many connotations of road, in English and in Arabic: down the road, the high road, path, way, method. We would love to find road trips as much as serious approaches to the path, and we are particularly interested in writing that takes us somewhere unexpected.
Regular ALQ features include:
Open Letter to a Late Author
Judge a Book By Its Cover
Literary Map (this can be a collaboration with our Art Director)
We are also interested in:
Translated short stories between 1000 and 10000 words
Ultra-short stories: blink and you’ll miss it
Translated playtexts (please!)
Creative work that shifts between states
We are not able to accept:
Fiction and poetry written originally in English. Sorry.
We prefer pitches to completed works; pitches should be in by January 18. However, we also accept completed works.
Yes, we do pay:
$15/page, split equally between author and translator, unless by other arrangement.
Of course we recommend:
How to submit?
Please use the Submittable; questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your pitch, please give some notion of how your piece will relate to the road / al-tariq (unless it’s obvious).