We welcome original work by emerging writers and artists in Morocco. The Olive Writers Magazine is a free, inclusive, and diverse platform. We are open to everyone, despite age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, social class, and financial circumstances.

    • We welcome general submissions year-round.
    • Submissions must be in either English or Arabic.
    • Submit in either .doc, .docx for writings, and in .JPEG for Art and Photography.
    • All submissions should have a title.
    • All work must be previously edited for grammatical errors.
    • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us instantly if your work is accepted elsewhere.
    • We ask for first publication rights, which means we mostly accept work that hasn’t appeared elsewhere. After publication, you can use your work in a different publication. In that case, we appreciate it if you credit it as first published in the Olive Writers Magazine.
    • If your work is published somewhere else, and you really want it to appear in the Olive Writers Magazine, contact us and we may consider it.
    • At the moment, we are unable to pay contributors. Yet, frequent contributors will be invited to the Olive Writers programming (workshops, camps, reading events).
    • If your work is accepted for publication, we may have to make minor edits to your piece (punctuation, choice of words.. etc). If larger revisions are needed, we will be contact you.

To submit, please fill out the form here, and send the piece, in an attachment, to the following email: submissions.eng@olivewritersmag.com, with the subject line stating your full name and category of the work, following the guidelines below:

Fiction: Flash fiction (no more than three), short stories (no more than two), or an excerpt from an unpublished novel, typically 500 – 2000 words.

Poetry: Please send 1 – 5 poems in a single file. No word limit.

Letters & Essays: Letters or essays, typically between 300-2000 words. 

Interviews & Profiles: Interviews with or profiles of inspiring people, typically between 300 and 2000 words. Preferably with a picture. 

Art & Photography: Your work should have a title and must be submitted as a JPEG file no smaller than 300 dpi (1 MB or higher).

Opportunities: Upon approval. Contact us for more info.

On Writing: Essays about the art of writing, original or translated, typically between 300-2000. 

Travel Writing: Travel accounts, between 300 and 2000. Preferably with pictures.

Children’s Literature: Stories or poems written for kids, typically between 200 and 1000 words. 

Translations: Translations of works in any of the other categories on the magazine, into either Arabic or English. Pieces should typically be between 300 and 2000 words. We encourage you include the original text with your submission. If your translation is accepted for publication, you will be asked to obtain permission from the copyright holder of the original text to translate and publish the translation. Please try to get the permission before you submit to us.

Audio: Recordings of your own or other people’s writings, between 2-3 minutes.

Video: videos between 3-10 minutes. 

Specials: It depends on the open call for contributions. 

Arts and Culture News: International and national Arts and Culture news. 1000 words maximum, preferably with a picture.

We are an all-volunteer organization. It may take awhile before you hear back from us. Responses are usually sent out within 1-6 weeks of receipt. Please don’t query until after three months.

If you have any questions, please write to us at: contact@olivewritersmag.com.