"The place was choking, and it will always be."
"The story suggests that the innocent dead were sacrificed for the vanity of those in power and those who seek it."
After a good deal of debate, the judges of the 2019 ArabLit Story Prize settled on a four-story shortlist, with works by Mahmoud Hosny, Najwa Bin Shatwan, Mohamed Al-Ashry, and Samar Nour.
The deadline to submit to the 2019 ArabLit Story Prize has been extended to June 15, 2019, in the interest of making the prize more accessible to those on an academic-year schedule.
Submissions to the 2019 ArabLit Story Prize will open as we cross the threshold between March 14 and 15.
This year, three judges will name a shortlist of three to five stories on September 15 and a winner on October 15.