Submissions

 

 

Assalaamu alaikum,

Jazak Allahu khair for your interest in Muslim Writers Publishing (MWP). Manuscripts will be vetted as quickly as possible. Expect to receive a response from MWP within four weeks of submission, insha Allah.

** We do not accept any material that contains pornography, excessive foul language (preferably none, please), hate speech or calls for violence against anyone.

** We regret that we do not accept submissions for children's picture books at this time.

When submitting a manuscript for consideration, please adhere to the following insha Allah:

  1. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
  2. Use Microsoft Word only. No Word Perfect. Use 12-point font New Times Roman font. ALL CAPS DOCUMENTS will not be considered.
  3. In the header on the right hand side, please list your name, email address, other contact information, and a short statement regarding the authorship and ownership of the work. For example:
  4. John Doe
    JohnDoe1635@hotmail.com
    Phone (USA) 703-555-1212
    I, John Doe, am the author and copyright owner of this work.

  5. On the footer of your manuscript, add page numbers on the right side of the pages.
  6. In the center of the front page toward the top, put the title, author, number of words and genre. For example:
  7. TITLE
    By John Doe
    50,000 words
    Young adult historical Islamic fiction

  8. Write a short biography of the author. Example:
  9. John Doe is an American Muslim convert living in Virginia. He is a software engineer who writes on topics related to the American Islamic experience. While taking a sabbatical to study Islam at Al Azhar University in 1997, Mr. Doe met his wife and fell in love with the Egyptian people, history and culture. Since then, he has studied and become an expert in modern Egyptian history, contributing to publications such as National Geographic and Newsweek. TITLE is Mr. Doe's first novel.

  10. Read and agree to the following text by cut-n-pasting this text below your biography:
  11. By submitting this manuscript, in whole or in part, I agree that there is no contractual or publishing relationship between Muslim Writers Publishing (MWP) and myself. I own all copyrights to this story and have the right to have the full manuscript published or licensed. I have never published this story, whole or in part. No other publisher has any rights or license to publish or sell this manuscript, whole or in part, or anything similar to it. If I have submitted a partial manuscript and MWP asks for the entire manuscript, there remains no contractual relationship unless a publishing and/or agency contract is signed by both parties.

  12. Below that, put a short synopsis of your story, who your target audience is, and whether (and why) you consider the work to be Islamic, in that it teaches about Islam in some way. Also state why your book is different from other similar books on the market, if there are any, and why it should be chosen for publication. Example:
  13. TITLE is a fictional story about a boy named Aziz, who, with his widowed mother, lives during the British colonization of Egypt. As a young adult, he becomes part of the Egyptian force that expels Britain and opposes the establishment of Israel. He is a supporter of nationalism and pan-Arabism that Gamal Abdel Nasser advocates after World War II.

    This story is Islamic fiction. Although the topics of nationalism, war and pan- Arabism are not Islamic, Aziz and his family are Muslims of varying degrees of faith, and positive lessons about Islam are depicted throughout the book.

    This book should be chosen for publication for several reasons. First, although it features a wholesome story appropriate for any age, the story is targeted for young adult males, which is an underserved market in English-language Islamic fiction. The story is interesting, educational and full of action. There are plenty of stories about the Egyptian revolution, but not many that are well written and in the English language, and not any that are targeted to young adults. Also, the depictions of Islamic practice are educational and something that young Muslims can appreciate and connect with. Finally, the story is well-written, using appropriate grammar, spelling and word usage.

  14. Below the synopsis, add at least three chapters of your story. Use double spaced text. Example:
  15. CHAPTER 1

    Allahu akbar, Alhamdulillah, Subhan Allah. La

    illaha illa Huwa. La illaha ilAllah. Mohamed Ar-Rasool

    Allah.Alhamdulillah, Subhan Allah. La illaha illa Huwa. Every good

    boy deserves fudge. Alhamdulillah, Subhan Allah. La illaha illa Huwa.

    La illaha il Allah. Mohamed Ar-Rasool Allah. We hold these truths to

    be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by

    their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are

    Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights,

    Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from

    the consent of the governed, - That whenever any Form of Government

    becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or

    to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on

    such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them

    shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.