The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine launches "Short Story" Competition.

The General Secretary of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine invites the brothers who have creativity in the literary field to participate in the short story competition to highlight the heroism of the security forces and the popular mobilization, documenting and writing it in a literary way that attracts the readers.

This competition comes within the activities of the Third Cultural Festival of the defense Fatwa that will be held by the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, to celebrate and commemorate the anniversary of the launch of the holy religious fatwa under the slogan: "The victory is from you, to you, for you and you deserve it".

The Preparatory Committee supervising this competition has set the following rules for participation:

1 - The text should be within the technical and creative controls of short story literature.

2- The story should deal with the heroism of the security forces or the popular mobilization in general, without specialization in the defense of the homeland and human values, civilization and sanctities.

  1. The story should not have been published previously in a book or on websites or participate in another contest.
  2. The participation should be delivered on (WORD) file on a CD to the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine or at the following address:, accompanied by the author's CV.
  3. The deadline for delivery is June 21, 2018.
  4. The five winning texts shall be printed at the expense of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.

The top five winners will receive a prize of 200,000 dinars for each winning story.
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