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The Qafiyah Review

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Art

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A literary magazine for Middle Eastern/South West Asian North African writers & artists.

Highlights

This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    33% *
    Editor reported data

Pays$20

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: $ 20

Qafiyah accepts work in languages other than English as long as it includes an English translation to accompany the piece.

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: $ 20

Poetry

Max lines: 150

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 20

Qafiyah accepts work in languages other than English as long as it includes an English translation to accompany the piece.

Art

Max pieces: 3

Includes illustration, photography, photographs of 3-D art, and more

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    A brief third-person bio with past publications or a little bit about yourself is great! We also have a checklist on our Submission Form for M.E.N.A writers and artists to identify which countries they identify with, whether that be through place of birth, culture, heritage, identity or diaspora. (Under 150 words)

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic groupLGBTQ+ creators18+Young creators
    Open to Middle Eastern North African Writers from, or part of a diaspora from, the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Türkiye, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Palestine, and Yemen. This includes multiracial writers and artists.

  • Formatting

    PDF or Word Doc

  • Author's rights

    Qafiyah Review accepts previously published work, as long as you credit the first publication. Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please notify us via email if your piece is accepted elsewhere as soon as possible. The Qafiyah Review asks for first serial rights and non-exclusive archival rights to previously non-published, accepted work, and upon publication, all rights will be reverted back to the author. If you submit your piece somewhere else in the future Qafiyah asks for credit as the first publication. The Qafiyah Review upon acceptance also asks for rights to nominate your work for literary anthologies and contests (such as Best of Net).

  • Additional info

    With every literary rejection, we try to provide personalized feedback to help the MENA/SWANA literary community grow and improve. If Qafiyah rejects you once, we hope you submit to us again <3

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

5 days

Average response time

50%

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

9 days

Slowest response time

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About

The word qafiyah represents the rhythm and rhyme of a ghazal, a style of poem shared by cultures across the Middle East and North Africa. The Qafiyah Review hopes to have a similar impact by using art and writing to connect Middle Eastern and North African authors and artists, as well as uplift the...

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2023

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    Celina Naheed

    Editor-in-Chief