Layla Journal Volume 3 Submissions NOW OPEN!

 

In the Name of Allah the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

By the grace of Allah, we are pleased to announce that submissions for Volume 3: The Companions of Karbala are now open! All entries must me submitted using this form

Confused about what The Layla Journal is? Read up here! Otherwise, continue reading on below or use the navigation links to get your entry ready!


Overview

This volume will focus on the companions of Imam Hussain on the journey to Karbala, until the end of the day of Ashura, such as Hadhrat Muslim and Hadhrat Hur.

Inshallah we plan to focus on different personalities that were important helpers of the Imam during this time in each Muharram issue in the coming years. For this reason, all works must focus heavily on the companions of the Imam, not members of the Ahlul Bait.

You can submit art, poetry, or a short story.  You can submit one piece to each section. For example, you can submit, an art, poetry, and short story submission, but not 3 poetry submissions.


Criteria

This edition, we will be giving preference to shorter works. Please use download the document in the link below to check how long your entry is on the page size of the journal:

Download a formatted entry document here: https://goo.gl/6LxSgW

Please ensure your submission is PROOFREAD for grammatical errors as much as possible and on theme. Unedited submissions will be automatically rejected and sent back to the writer for possible resubmission.

Poetry Submission Criteria: Poets original work; Previously unreleased or limited release work; Two columns max per page; Word Count max ~450 words; Max page count 2 pgs; Accepted file formats: pdf, docx, rtf, txt

Short Story Criteria:  Writers original work; Previously unreleased or limited release work; Max page count 2 pgs; Accepted file formats: pdf, docx, rtf, txt

Artwork Criteria: Please ensure your art piece is on theme also refrain from drawing the faces of the Imams and their companions. Criteria: Artists original work; Previously unreleased or limited release work; CMYK, 300dpi; 1 pg per Art piece; Accepted file formats: png, jpg, pdf; All types of STILL visual media can be submitted (ex: illustration, photography, calligraphy, paper quilling, etc)


Resources

We encourage writers and artists to use this as an opportunity to learn more about the companions of Imam Hussain, so we can learn how to be better companions of Imam Mahdi (atfs). We provided the links below as resources to learn more about their lives:

Nafasul Mahmum, Relating to the Heart Rending Tragedy of Karbala’  

by Sheikh Abbas Qummi

by Mohammad Ali Shomali

Tears and Tributes

by Zakir

You can find more sources on:

al-islam.org

Everything you need Ramadan 2018!

The Layla Journal

“O you who have faith! Prescribed for you is fasting as it was prescribed for those who were before you, so that you may be Godwary.” (1:183)

By the grace of Allah, we are pleased to announce the release of Layla Journal Volume 2- Ramadan edition!

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LAYLA JOURNAL VOL. 1 is available for purchase NOW!

Salaam everyone! The Kawthar Project is excited to announce that The Layla Journal Vol. 1 is OFFICIALLY available for purchase on the Kindle Store! The ebook is $3, with $1.60 going towards the Kawthar Project and the rest to Amazon. Please share this link with your friends,family and community.

https://goo.gl/a6FMjv

We’ll have physical copies soon! Physical copies will be sold for a minimum donation of $5 (+ shipping) Get the ebook AND the book for $8 (you save $1) For Questions email: info.thekawtharproject@gmail.com

Check out some sample pages here!

 

Call for Ramadan Booklet Feedback!

Did your children use our Ramadan Booklet this Ramadan? Did you like it? Dislike it? We want to hear from you!

Give us your feedback on our survey: https://goo.gl/forms/2y5eKKljUxOH0IZn2

And send us photos of your children’s artwork on the survey and we will update it on social media! All names will remain anonymous on the survey and on social media to protect you and your children’s privacy.

Have more feedback? Email us at info.thekawtharproject.com or on our contact page.

Submissions Wanted!

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Submission Guidelines:

All submissions should be Muharram themed. Limit to one of each type of submission per person. For example, one person can submit one poem, one artwork, and one short story, but they cannot submit three poems. The submitter owns the copyright to their work, but once it is published in the literary magazine, The Kawthar Project reserves the right to keep it published in that issue. Submissions must be completed by August 31st. The Kawthar Project can reject late submissions. Submissions will be accepted based on quality, creativity, adherence to theme, number of submissions, and space for publishing.

All submissions are accepted via google form only at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/5kLr03EPr3TuhtPM2

Email submissions will not be accepted.

If you have any questions please email info.thekawtharproject.com with the subject “submission question”

Ramadan Booklet: Week 3

Salaam, thank you for all of your feedback! This week we will be doing things differently with a double posting. Due to the martyrdom of Imam Ali this week, we decided to release Week 3 late. Since tonight is also Laylatul Qadr, we decided the late release would also give children something to do while their parents are occupied in prayer. Week 3’s activities are a little harder than the previous weeks so we would love your feedback at info.thekawtharproject@gmail.com.

Every week of Ramadan we will be releasing a week’s worth of activities! The activities were made for the 8-11 age group with the intent to be completed anywhere and not need any additional crafting supplies other than crayons.

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*This booklet is available for download and use for NON PROFIT only. You may not print the pages and sell them, use them for your own book, etc.

Here are Week 3’s preview pages!

 

Ramadan Booklet: Week 2

Salaam and thank you for all for the support and feedback! We’re pleased to bring you the Ramadan Booklet: Week 2!

Every week of Ramadan we will be releasing a week’s worth of activities! The activities were made for the 8-11 age group with the intent to be completed anywhere and not need any additional crafting supplies other than crayons.

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*This booklet is available for download and use for NON PROFIT only. You may not print the pages and sell them, use them for your own book, etc.
**Last week there was a mistake in the Day 4 activity. There were two rows that had the incorrect number of boxes. We’re sorry for any confusion

Here are this weeks preview pages!

Ramadan Booklet: Week 1

We are pleased to announce our first project, The Ramadan Booklet. Every week of Ramadan we will be releasing a week’s worth of activities! The activities were made for the 5-11 age group with the intent to be completed anywhere and not need any additional crafting supplies other than crayons. Stay tuned for our next post, where we will be releasing downloadable coloring pages.

RamadanBooklet_Week1
*This booklet is available for download and use for NON PROFIT only. You may not print the pages and sell them, use them for your own book, etc.

Here are some preview pages!