Sukoon 8

About

Sukoon is an Arab-themed, English language, online literary magazine reflecting the diversity and richness of the Arab world. Sukoon is the first of its kind in the Arab region, where established and emerging artists, poets and writers of short stories and personal essays, publish their original work in English. Artists and writers need not be Arab, nor of Arab origin, but all art and writing must reflect the range and richness of the cultures of the Arab world, where Arabic is spoken—a Semitic language with over 30 different varieties of colloquial Arabic. Sukoon is an Arabic word meaning “stillness.” What we mean is the stillness discovered within, as the artist continues to follow his/her creative calling—a calling that compels the artist to continue on his/her creative path for the sole reason that he/she does not know how not to. Sukoon is also a phonetic symbol used in the Arabic script.

Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to those whose writing/artwork reflects "the range and richness of the cultures of the Arab world".

Country of Publication & Year Established

International Established in 2013

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region, People with Middle Eastern or North African origins.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words); Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir, Place/Regions (Specific region).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known; Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

We (strongly) prefer poetry that does not rhyme.

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Sukoon Submission Statistics

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Dates

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2019
Last Checked: 06 Mar 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 14 Jan 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 14 Apr 2014

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