The purpose of creating an annual writing competition is to encourage Muslims to write stories, to be creative, master the art of writing, and showcase their creativity.

How does it work?
Once a year, contestants submit a short story. Please, only submit short stories, neither very long ones nor multiple-part ones.

  1. After submission, the top 3 short stories will be selected and published on Nisa Hub after minor editing (if required).
  2. Authors of the top three (3) writings will be informed by email.
  3. Short-listed contestants will be announced on Nisa Hub and on social media.
  4. Readers will vote (using a poll) for the first-place winner.
  5. The first-place winner will be announced on this site and on social media.
  6. The winner will first be contacted and asked for email confirmation, or will be replaced by the next person in line (in case of no response).
  7. Winners will be contacted to receive their certificates and prize, in shaa Allah.
1. Announced sponsored products from brands (for the first-place winner)
We will collaborate with brands to sponsor winners’ prizes. If you know of any amazing brands that you would like us to collaborate with and believe deserve extra exposure, email us at salaam (at) nisahub (dot) com or tag the brand on one of our related Instagram posts.
2. A certificate of achievement (pdf)
All short-listed contestants will have their stories published on Nisa Hub and will receive a certificate of achievement.

Example of Topics Acceptable for Submission:

  • Any non-fiction stories
  • Fiction stories with a twist of reality for inspirations, lessons, and encouragement
  • Social justice stories
  • Stories about life in your country
  • Stories about people from your ethnicity (highly encouraged)
  • Stories about your language
  • Stories on various people around the world
  • Inspirational stories
  • Ramadhan stories
  • Eid stories
  • Knowledge stories
  • Personal stories
  • Umrah/Hajj stories
  • Travel stories
  • Childhood stories
  • Qur’an stories
  • Hadith stories
  • Hijab stories
  • Niqab stories
  • Revert or practicing Islam stories
  • Any beneficial stories

Word Count:
250-1500 words (Please keep it as short as possible)

Additional elements of writings:

  • We only accept stories, not poems (stories may have a poetic flow)
  • Short stories must be between 250-1500 (please, NOT more)
  • All writings MUST be original! Please, NO copy and paste from elsewhere (we’ll check for plagiarism)
  • All writings must only be from contestants themselves
  • Must be proofread before submission
  • No theme writing, we want diversity and originality

After the competition:
_Previously published stories on this site will not be accepted for later competitions
_Previously submitted stories (not previously published on the site) will be acceptable for later submissions

If you submit your writing and do not win, do NOT worry, you can always resubmit it on the next contest (unless it was published on Nisa Hub). We also encourage you to submit guest posts to showcase your writing. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.

To submit your story, click ‘HERE.’