UAE Announces New Publishing House to Promote UAE Authors

  • Publish date: Thursday، 20 January 2022
UAE Announces New Publishing House to Promote UAE Authors
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The Emirates Literature Foundation announced Wednesday the launch of a new independent publishing house, ELF Publishing to focus on fiction, and the publisher will begin accepting submissions for consideration during the Month of Reading, in March 2022.

The announcement was made at a press conference to reveal the final plans for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which is taking place at Habtoor City hotels from 3rd-13th February 2022

As a new publisher, the Foundation will be accepting manuscripts for consideration from March 2022, with a focus on fiction across all genres.

Titles will be published in Arabic and English, and in translation. Initial offerings will include the second anthology of stories from Voices of Future Generations Middle East, Young Voices of Arabia 2021, which will be launched at the Festival in February 2022.

 Among the first authors signed to the publishing house are Ebtisam Al Beiti and Julia Johnson, both of whom will be appearing at the 2022 Emirate Airline Festival of Literature.

 Julia Johnson, an established children’s writer in the region, is teaming up with Maitha Al Khayat, who will create the illustrations for Julia’s new book, in what ELF Publishing hopes will be the first of many collaborations in the region.