Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020
- Elementary School (Ages 8-10)
- Middle School (Ages 11-13)
- High School (Ages 14-17)
- Adults (18 and up)
- Entries should be unpublished original fiction works within the appropriate word count limits corresponding to the author's age.
- Word Limits:
- Elementary and Middle School - Between 500 and 1000 words (2-4 double spaced pages)
- High School and Adults - Between 1250 and 2500 words (5-10 double spaced pages)
- Stories and file names should not include any identifying information about the author's identity. Author's name and contact information should be included in the body of the email containing the submission and nowhere else in the story.
- Authors may only submit 1 story
- Please double-space and paginate your entry. Please use only 1 space after periods.
- While this is an Islamic contest, stories don't have to be explicitly religious. However, stories should reflect Islamic values Any genre will be accepted (science fiction, historical drama, comedy etc).
- Contest winners will be announced at the Festival of Books on April 4th at the Islamic Society of Orange County.
- The Grand Prize will include a publishing deal with Prolance Publishing of either the winning story or another story to be agreed upon between the author and Prolance.
Questions? Please contact Fawad at firstname.lastname@example.org