Submissions Guidelines

Y’alla is a biannual publication that features fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction translated from Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew. We read submissions on a rolling basis. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us if your work has been accepted elsewhere. Please send evidence of translation rights with your submission. Please see below for more specific guidelines for each genre.

All submissions should be emailed as a Word doc or PDF to: dena.afrasiabi@austin.utexas.edu

Fiction: We accept submissions of short stories and novels up to 7,000 words. You may submit up to three pieces at a time. Please include all pieces in a single document.

Poetry: Up to seven poems may be submitted at any time. Please submit poems as a single document.

Creative Non-fiction: We accept creative non-fiction and narrative non-fiction pieces or book excerpts of up to 7,000 words.