Participate in

Muharraq Capital of Islamic Culture 2018

In celebration of Muharraq, Capital of Islamic Culture 2018, the Bahrain Authority for Culture (BACA) is announcing an open call for submission of texts and manuscripts to be published by BACA in relation to the city of Muharraq.


Participation is open to all cultural topics, including: poetry, prose, novels, short stories, studies, heritage and archeology, etc.


The published books will be launched during the 18th Bahrain International Bookfair in 2018.



Submission is open from the 15th of March to the 15th of September 2017. The deadline for submission electronically is 23:59 on the 15th of September.


How to Submit:

Please send your entries electronically to or by post to the following address:

The Department of Culture and Arts

The Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities  

 P.O. Box: 2199, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.


Terms & Conditions:

  • The Author is a Bahraini or Arab national and is above the age of 18
  • Works previously published will not be considered
  • The selection of final manuscripts is at the discretion of the advisory committee
  • The last day of submission is the 15th of September


The Advisory Committee:
The advisory committee will select the submissions it deems fit to publish in relation to the celebration of Muharraq 2018 Capital of Culture. The entrants will be advised of the status of their entry in October 2017.



For further information and inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Tel: +973-17298854


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