Ayin is an independent press that publishes art books, books of poetry, anthologies & works of non-fiction. We specialize in interdisciplinary work, speculative spirituality/theology, political imagination, work in translation, and work related to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. We operate a smaller imprint called Somewhere for children’s books, graphic fiction and artist books.
Ayin is a letter in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, Phoenician, Urdu and many other languages. Ayin is also the word for eye.
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Kaf publishes art books, books of poetry, and chapbooks relating to the Middle East & the Mediterranean.
We do not have open submissions. For the journal we directly solicit work from authors and artists internationally. The books are developed within our editorial collective, and translators and artists are solicited directly to develop the work.
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Simultaneous submissions accepted
01 - 12 months
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Titles in Print
7 (10 in 2018)
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50% Paperback, 25% Chapbook, 25% Other
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