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How it Works - Global Muslim Writers

 

The purpose of creating this quarterly writing competition is to encourage Muslims to write Islam-focused stories, to be creative, master the art of writing, to help them gain recognition for their writings, talk about their cultural/racial backgrounds, learn about other Muslims, and many more. Read the About page to learn more about the reasons for this monthly competition.
The contestants will be categorized into age groups; 5-8 (Group A), 9-12 (Group B), 13-16 (Group C), and 17- any age (Group D).

How does it work?
Four times a year, contestants from every age group would each submit a short story or a poem. Competitions would be based on submitted writings. If only people from one or two age groups submit, we'd go with that. If they all do, then fantastic!
  1. After submission, the top 2 writings (poem or short story) of each group will be selected and published on this site after editing
  2. Competitions will only be available for age groups with enough submissions
  3. Authors of the top two (2) writings will be contacted to inform them
  4. The first and second place winners will be announced on GMW and on social media
  5. Readers will vote (using a poll) for the first place winner from each age group
  6. The first place winner will be announced on this site and on social media
  7. Winners will be contacted to receive their prize in shaa Allah
About Winners' Prizes (Click Here)

Topics acceptable for submission:
  • Any non-fiction stories
  • Fiction stories with a twist of reality for inspirations, lessons, and encouragement
  • Social justice poems or stories
  • Stories about life in your country
  • Stories about people from your ethnicity 
  • Stories about your language
  • Stories on various people around the world
  • Inspirational stories
  • Ramadhan stories
  • Eid stories
  • Knowledge stories
  • How to... stories
  • Personal stories
  • Umrah/Hajj stories
  • Childhood stories
  • Qur'an stories
  • Hadith stories
  • Children's book stories
  • Teens stories
  • Any beneficial stories/poems
Number of words for each writing:
_Short stories should be 250-1500 words (Please keep it short as much as possible!)
_Poems are usually short, so any length would be okay as long as it's less than 1500 words.

Additional elements of writings:
  • All writings MUST be original! Please, NO copy and pasting from elsewhere (we'll check for plagiarism)
  • All writings must only be from contestants themselves
  • Must be proofread before submission (parents or guardians can help in proofreading ONLY)
  • Each submission may have one or more clip-arts or illustrations, but it is not a requirement
  • If writing comes with clip-arts or illustrations, they must also be original or taken from a royalty-free source with no additional requirements attached
After competition:
_Previously published stories/poems on this site will not be accepted for later competitions
_Previously submitted stories/poems (not previously published on the site) will be acceptable for later submissions

If you submit your writing and do not win, do NOT worry, you can always resubmit it on the next contest. We also encourage you to submit guest posts to showcase your writing and support our cause. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us by using the contact form below.

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