The Muslim Writers Awards 2011 is calling submissions from over 16 writers for the following categories:
Unpublished Novel Award
Unpublished Short Story Award
Unpublished Poetry Award
Unpublished Childrenâ€™s Story Award
Young Journalist Award (16-25)
Published Novel Award
To submit work for unpublished categories, Screenplay or Young Journalism award, please click here.
To submit for the Published Novel or Blogger Award catergories, please download and complete the Entry Form below.
Closing date is 31st July 2011.
Terms and Conditions
All entries must be submitted in the English language.
All entries must be original and the authors own unaided work.
Submissions must not infringe any copyright or contain defamatory or otherwise unlawful matter.
All entrants must be over the age of 16. Entrants for the Young Journalism award must be aged 16-25 at the time of the closing date.
Entries submitted in previous Muslim Writers Awards competitions will not be accepted.
The closing date for the competition is midnight on the 31st of July 2011 and submissions will not be accepted after this date.
Entries into unpublished categories must not have been previously published.
Entries for the Screenplay award will not be accepted if they have been optioned, sold or produced.
Entries for the Published Novel award will be accepted if they have been first published after the 30th of January 2009.
Entries for the Unpublished Short Story award must not exceed 8,000 words.
Entries for the Unpublished Novel award must be a minimum of 8,000 words.
Entries for the Unpublished Childrenâ€™s Story award must be a minimum of 8,000 words.
Entries for the Screenplay award must be no shorter than ten minutes screen time.
For both the Young Journalist award and the Unpublished Poetry award, entrants may submit up to three articles/poems. All articles/poems must be placed in one Microsoft Word document, with each article/poem clearly labelled.
For the Blogger award category, entrants must have the at least 30 postsin the period of the last twelve months up to the submission entry date.
For all other categories, only one entry per category will be accepted.
All unpublished entries can only be submitted electronically through our online submissions managers, Submishmash, unless already submitted by post before 16th June 2011.
Entrants should complete all the required fields on Submishmash when submitting their work.
Unpublished submissions should be typed in font Times New Roman, font size 11, in a Microsoft Word document format, with numbered pages.
Unpublished submissions must bear the title of the entry in the â€˜Headerâ€™ of each page.
Unpublished submissions must not bear the authors name on the copy of the submission.
Five copies of each book, accompanied by a completed Entry Form available to download online, must be sent to Muslim Writers Awards, E1 Business Centre, 7 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1DU.
Entries must be a in a book form. Books published between January 2010 and November 2011 may be submitted in proof form if necessary after obtaining permission from Muslim Writers Awards.
The submission of an authors work by the publisher will be taken as agreement by the author that he/she is willing for the submitted work to be considered.
Entries received for the 2010 competition will automatically be re-entered for MWA 2011.
Once received, entries cannot be amended.
For the Unpublished Novel award, the Unpublished Short Story award, and the Unpublished Childrenâ€™s Story award please include a short synopsis of the work (up to 500 words).
The closing date for the competition is 23:59:59 on 31st July 2011.
Judging for the Muslim Writers Awards will be as follows:
Stage 1: A team of readers will read all submissions and select the top entries.
Stage 2: The top entries will be put to the judging panels which will assess the entries, giving each a score.
Stage 3: The judging panels will convene to discuss the winner of the award.
The decisions of the judging panel are final and binding, and Muslim Writers Awards will not enter into correspondence or negotiation regarding the results.
Due to the high volume of submissions, the organisers are unable to contact all entrants to inform them of their progression through the selection process. Only shortlisted entrants will be contacted.
Young Muslim Writers Awards winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in London during November 2011. More details will be available closer to the time.
Details of winners will be made available on the Muslim Writers Awards website after the Awards ceremony.
Each winner will agree to take part in publicity for the promotion of the Awards which will include - but is not restricted to- his/her name and photograph being used. Writers will not receive payment for this.
Winners will retain the copyright to their work but grant Muslim Writers Awards the right to publish their work in the anthology and excerpts on the Muslim Writers Awards website.
Submissions do not need to be centred on topics of Islam or Muslim identity, however this is equally welcome.
The submission of an entry will be deemed to imply the acceptance of these conditions of entry.http://muslimwritersawards.org.uk/http://muslimwritersawards.org.uk/submit-work
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