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Kuwait's Cultural Circle & the American University of Kuwait (AUK) launch the Cultural Circle Prize for the Arabic Short Story (AlMultaqa)
Trustees and Advisors of AlMultaqa Prize at the launch of the Prize in Kuwait City on 10 December 2015
Kuwait's Cultural Circle, in partnership with the American University of Kuwait has launched the Cultural Circle Prize for the Arabic Short Story (AlMultaqa). The Prize initiative aims to promote and encourage writers to pursue and master the art of writing Arabic short stories. Writers and publishers, both from this region and around the world, will be recognized for their creative contributions to Arabic short stories.
This annual prize will recognize an exceptional writer or publisher who has creatively contributed to Arabic short story writing. The winner will receive USD 20,000, a trophy, a Certificate of Recognition, and an opportunity to have their winning piece translated to English for further publication. A jury comprised of accomplished writers, critics, and professors will review the submissions and determine the winner of the Prize.
The Prize will start accepting submissions from 1 January, 2016, to 31 March, 2016.
For all information about the Cultural Circle, the Prize, its Board of Trustees and Advisory Council, and the Rules of submitting entries, click here.
The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is an independent, private, equal opportunity, and co-educational liberal arts institution of higher education. The educational, cultural and administrative structure, methods and standards of AUK are based on the American model of higher learning. The language of instruction is English. More information on the American University of Kuwait can be found at www.auk.edu.kw.