We invite writers to write stories based on Vedic texts. A good life begins with giving something of value. By such giving, we naturally receive something of greater value. To continuously get value, we continuously give value. Here are step-by-step guidelines for story writers.
Sources and References
Identify the source of the story clearly. You can give a reference such as XYZ Purana, Canto, Chapter, Verse A-Z. If possible, give a link to the whole story. Here are some resources:
Tagging and Classification
Identify moral virtues like bravery, commitment, honesty, austerity, sacrifice, truthfulness, kindness, charity, and so on. These will be added to the story as classifications.
If the stories should be restricted to an age-group, identify an age-range. These can be below 5, between 6-9, between 9-15, and all ages. All stories are not always for all ages.
Identify a title that represents the story. Generally, a title should neither be too long nor too short. A length of 5-8 words is ideal. In exceptional cases where necessary, we can use a longer title as well. But shorter is sweeter.
Every story should have a moral of the story at the end. This is because people often misunderstand stories and fail to appreciate them. While we cannot stop people from deliberately misintepreting stories, we do want to avoid it as far as possible. Writing a moral of the story at the end gives the reader at least one way to understand the story correctly.
The language should be courteous and without profanity or personal insults. The truth is often insulting to people. We don’t stop telling the truth just because people find it insulting. But we try to tell the truth in the least insulting manner.
Please run grammar and spelling checks using automated tools, such as Grammarly. These tools are not 100% accurate, and are just good for catching obvious errors. We just recommend catching and fixing the obvious errors.
Ensure that you haven’t lifted the story from some place that is copyrighted material. Vedic texts are not copyrighted but people who write about these texts may have copyrighted material. Please ensure that the material is not copyrighted.
Send the story to us through the contact form. Once we receive the story, we will publish it on Shabda Stories with your name as attribution. If you have any other special requests, you can add it with the submission. We will try to accomodate it within our means.