Submit Your Work
Thinking of writing an article for Kaur Life? Reach out to us first to get the complete, detailed guidelines Hello@KaurLife.org . The general criteria is provided below.
Kaur Life is a space where Kaurs & Singhs can share their stories and learn from each other. It’s a place where you can take up space and raise your voice! So, we encourage you to submit your work! Kaur Life survives on your submissions!
You can submit articles, interviews, photographic essays, journal entries, book reviews….pretty much anything that’s related to empowering Sikh women. If you need help thinking of ideas, this list will help you get started.
The world’s listening. What do you want to say?
Please note that we no longer accept poetry or art sumbisisons.
We are looking forward to seeing your creativity!
Submit Your Work Now!
Send your work to: Hello(at)KaurLife.org
Be sure to include your name and email address if you would like to be contacted. Also, you can include a short bio (50 words or less) and a photo of yourself if you would like.
Please note, for your work to be included, it must support Kaur Life’s mission & values, address a topic central to women’s experiences, be gurmat-oriented, and reference gurbani, tvarik (Sikh history), or rehat (Sikh values/ lifestyle).
Terms of Submission:
Kaur Life staff reserves the right to publish your text and photos at our own discretion on KaurLife.org and related social media platforms. Authors should not submit the same piece simultaneously to more than one blog, website, or news outlet. When you email Kaur Life a submission, you are granting us first publication rights and first right of refusal.
Piece should be:
- Must be 1,000 to 1,500 words long
- Clear and concise
- Well organized and clearly focused
- Contain engaging writing
- Free of spelling and grammatical errors
- Have a respectful and open minded tone
- If you are writing about your opinion, clearly state that it is your opinion
- If you include facts, please cite source and accurately convey the facts
- If you include gurbani, please include the ang (page number) of Guru Granth Sahib and who the shabad was revealed to.
- Conclude with a call to action for readers
We’re looking for original, never-before-published articles. Thus, authors should not submit the same article simultaneously to more than one blog, website, social media platform, or news outlet. When you email Kaur Life an article, you are granting us first publication rights and first right of refusal. The rationale for this standard is the potential for disagreement when two (or more) websites claim the right to publish a manuscript that has been submitted simultaneously to more than one entity. Once Kaur Life has published your content, you are free to submit it elsewhere.
Your Bio & Photo:
If you wish, at the end of your submission, you may include a short bio (no more than 50 words). Also, along with your submission, you may attach a high resolution jpeg author photo (head and shoulders shot is best).
- Must be 1,000 to 1,500 words long.
- There is no formatting requirement.
- Please be open to the editing process.
- Kaur Life reserves the right to publish your text and photos at its own discretion.
- Kaur Life is a Sikh-women’s forum. Anything submitted that violates Sikh ideals will be rejected.
- Kaur Life has different needs at different times, so not all submissions made to Kaur Life will be accepted. If we don’t accept your piece, don’t worry, feel free to submit new work in the future.
Kaur Life understands that sometimes, when writing about sensitive subject matter, safety is a concern. If you can’t have your name published or don’t feel comfortable having your photograph featured on the site, please don’t let it deter you from submitting. These issues can be worked around and we’re invested in making you feel as safe and comfortable as possible. You can publish anonymously or under a pen name.
You can either email us the article at Hello(at)KaurLife.org and you can work with our sevadars to make it publish-ready. Or, you can paste your article below.
By submitting your article through the anonymous form below, you are acknowledging that Kaur Life may or may not choose to publish it and that Kaur Life may edit it as necessary.