Thank you for considering Al Rawiya for the publication of your work. Before submitting a pitch to Al Rawiya, please browse our website. We recommend you read the About Us page and our previous issues so that you can familiarize yourself with our tone, our mission, and what we’ve already published. This will better inform your submission and our potential working relationship. 

Al Rawiya readers, contributors, and team members may be based anywhere in the world, but invariably feel a connection to and love for Lebanon. We aim to strengthen our bond with our beloved country by telling its stories, especially the little-known and untold ones, be they of the past, the present, or the future we wish to have.

We are open to new formats, but we currently publish: 

  • Written articles including opinion essays, arguments, reviews of film, TV, music, or art, analysis, guides, and explainers of a maximum of 1,800 words.
  • Interviews
  • Photography and photo essays 
  • Illustrations and other artwork
  • Poetry
  • Videos

At Al Rawiya, we are interested in the root of the problem and possible ways to solve it. We would be particularly excited to receive a pitch that tackles a challenge that most readers have likely not read about before or solutions that could be realistically implemented. Personal stories and reflections are also welcome and encouraged, including those related to emigration or to life in Lebanon.

Please do not submit: 

  • Previously published work 
  • Work that promotes racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or sectarianism 
  • Pieces entirely unrelated to Lebanon

Currently, we only have the editing capacity to publish work in English. That being said, if you are interested in editing or translating with Al Rawiya, please contact us by email.

Finally, we ask that prospective contributors submit a pitch/outline (not a finished draft), using the form below, in addition to at least one writing sample for written articles and interviews. Should you have any questions about our emerging publication, the submission process, or what we’re looking for in a specific section, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at info@al-rawiya.com.

We look forward to hearing from you and closely reading your work!