CALL TO SUBMISSION – Ghareeb EID Reads 2018
CALL TO SUBMISSION; Ghareeb EID reads 2018.
With another EID just around the corner, Ghareeb Institute announces the 2018 version of its annual EID Reads, themed: Adha 2018.
What is the Eid READS all about?
The EID Reads is an initiative through which the best of Islamic poems and short stories (flash fiction) are gathered and posted in batches on a host of websites over the four days of Eid, and on the long-run gathered into an anthology of modern Islamic poetry and collection of short stories. Prior to this year’s event, the theme had been strictly restricted to: EID related topics, but in order to open the door to more participants and writers who already have an alluring piece on the shelf, but which does not relate to Eid, the theme is being made an unrestrictive one.
What do participants gain?
With the copious number of websites (up to twenty local and international websites, and 3 social media) set to publish the pieces, each participant will be afforded the chance to have his writing showcased to the world and the faculty of a link back to their social media handles or websites, and an opportunity to briefly introduce and promote any prior literary works by the writer and details of how they can be got. On the long run, writers whose pieces are picked for the collection will be contacted for further discussion. (All submissions will be posted on websites and social media but only the best will be picked for the collection)
Well, bragging is not Islamic, but having the rights to – is. Various events will afford the writers bragging rights (which should ultimately not be used) as each publishing website will pick the best of write-ups from each batch, each day, and over the whole course.
Also, special expressions, quotes and verses will be gathered into a slide-video to be posted on YouTube.
All submissions must be made on or before 19 August 2018.
Poetry: Pieces should be on any Islamic topic of interest and not more than twenty lines. (The shorter, the better).
Up to three poems from each writer will be welcome.
Outline: Include your name, country, age (optional), link to social media handle (optional), a very brief introduction to other literary works and how you can be contacted to get them. (optional). Then, the body of the poem.
The sequence does not matter as long as all required information is available, and neither does the format matter. (Doc, Docx, PDF, TXT, or even plain copied and pasted texts).
Flash Story (fiction or not):
Story must have a vividly Islamic connection and not more than 400 words. The outline is just as that of poetry submissions.
All submissions/ enquiries should be forwarded to:
Or forwarded as a Whatsapp message to:
A list of publishing websites will be made available soon. We therefore plead with participants to scribble with utmost care, spice their pieces in intrigue, glamour and quality, as your submissions will be a standard for the Muslim community’s younger literary generation.
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