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Established in 1993, RAWI is a national organization that provides mentoring, community, and support for Arab American writers and those with roots in the Arabic speaking world and diaspora. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) literary organization dedicated to supporting and disseminating creative writing and scholarly writing by Arab/SWANA (Southwest Asian and North African) Americans and those from the Arabic speaking world–which often means creating space and highlighting voices and people threatened by erasure. We put on readings, panels, workshops, roundtables, conferences, and festivals that emphasize inclusivity.


The cover of the paperback of Zeyn Joukhadar's debut novel The Map of Salt and Stars.

How to Write a Query Letter

Though the formula of a query letter is fairly straightforward, a good query letter not only sums up the premise, characters, and central obstacles of a novel, but also hooks the reader while communicating the category, genre, and tone of the book.

Radius of Arab American Writers logo. Two concentric black semicircles, the outer one interrupted by a turquoise dot and the inner one by a turquoise moon, sit above the words Radius of Arab American Writers in all capital letters, the letters R-A-W-I in turquoise and the rest of the letters in black.

Statement of Solidarity for Palestine

We, at the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI), want to express our support for Palestinian liberation, today and always.

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