Winners for Both Short Story and Poetry Will Receive

  • KD100 cash prize for each category

RULES FOR ENTRY

Word count

  • Short story: minimum 1,000 – 3,000 words maximum
  • Rhyming Poem and Non-rhyming Poem: 32 lines maximum

RULES FOR BOTH THE SHORT STORY AND POETRY ENTRIES:

  • All entries must be submitted online. Entries must be accompanied by the required entry fee.
  • You may submit one entry per category.
  • Your entry must be original, in English, and unpublished.
  • All entries must be formatted to A4 paper. All manuscripts must be double-spaced. Select a font that is easy to read. Please do not use a decorative or script font.
  • 12-point type size is preferred but not mandatory. Please include the title on the top and the number of pages. Use the colour black for the font.
  • BE SURE OF YOUR WORD COUNT! Entries exceeding the word limits will be disqualified.
  • Submissions will not be accepted past the deadline.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, no edits, replacements or exchanges will be accepted.
  • Please be sure that the email address that you provide will be valid throughout the competition span. Please type carefully and list only one complete & legible email address.
  • Cover pages are optional, they are not requested or necessary.
  • Please submit text only.
  • Illustrations are not accepted.
  • The submissions should not violate the laws of the country.
  • Any text that attacks any race, culture, religion cannot be accepted.
  • Entry fee: KWD5.