The prize, administered by Solano Publications, is free to enter; both short stories and creative nonfiction are eligible.
A selection of online events from the coming week.
Two new dream poems have recently appeared in translation, online.
"In the quiet, slow-growing love between Elias and Helen, the reader experiences the polar opposite of the slave market and the horrors in Ayash's house."
The 7,500 euro prize pays homage to the poet Roger Kowalski (1934-1975) and is awarded annually to a book of poetry by a living poet.
A selection from the prose and poetry by Mourid Barghouti available in translation, online.
"Magdy’s gaze fell by accident on a tiny ad written in fine print in the bottom corner of one of the pages of a local newspaper."
Palestinian poet and memoirist Mourid Barghouti -- widow of the great Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour (1946-2014) -- died on February 14, 2021.
Mophradat has a new home in Athens. In this venue, they write, they aim to provide "room and respite for individuals, collectives, and organizations from the Arab world who are championing progressive narratives and values."
We continue our series of events listings, which appear each Saturday as long as online, open-access events remain popular.
Now I sit alone / around a circular table / Now I sit circularly / around myself
"Madeen’s character is inexhaustible, and I like to keep my characters alive, especially the ones I wrote in my early years; now I can add some reality to give them life again. Like a journalist or someone looking for the truth."