A sincere “todah rabah” to Tova Gardner, co-founder of The Arava Review, for telling me about the new Israel-based journal:
From the Web site:
We’re looking for excellent works of poetry, fiction, and visual art. Though you don’t have to be previously published, do send us your best work.
A few words about the Arava (Arava Rift Valley): An area in southeastern Israel that divides the Negev Range from the Edom Mountains to the east. The meaning of Arava is “arid wilderness”. Its first known reference is in Deuteronomy 1:1: “These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the desert east of the Jordan—that is, in the Arabah—opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab.”
These are our first few weeks online. We’ve begun receiving submissions and are excited to put up content, so please submit!
Submit, read, and enjoy!