Sunday Submissions: Ghassan Kanafani Writing Scholarship

Arabic Literature (in English)

A new Ghassan Kanafani Writing Scholarship is open to Palestinian-American writers:

pymThe scholarship — which seems a bit more like a prize — promises that the top three submissions (any genre, fewer than 3,000 words) will win $500, $250, and $250, respectively. The “top 20” pieces, meanwhile, will be published in online anthology.

Submissions must come from Palestinian-Americans aged 18-25.

The submissions deadline is June 1, 2016, and the writing — which must in some way address “your experience around identity, the shataat, or anything regarding your relationship to Palestine and being Palestinian” — should be uploaded here. According to organizers:

This scholarship aims to provide a space to re-engage the Palestinian narrative and explore the complexity of our identity in the shataat,* and how our existence relates and connects to other marginalized communities in this country and beyond. It is these words that have the power to shift perspective…

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