(Minghui.org) The 17th World Falun Dafa Day will come on May 13 this year. To celebrate and commemorate this important occasion, the Minghui Editorial Board hereby calls for submissions of all types that celebrate Falun Dafa and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We hope that practitioners in nearly 100 countries, as well as others who are familiar with Falun Dafa, will contribute to this. Submissions will be accepted now through April 13.
The expected audience for the submissions is non-practitioners from all walks of life, including those who know little about Falun Dafa or who have misconceptions. Therefore, the content, wording, and layout should be geared towards these readers to understand and accept, enabling non-practitioners and people who have misunderstandings of Falun Dafa to benefit from these postings, and potentially pass what they learn on to others. This requires that we not use jargon that only practitioners use.
Topics of submissions may range from how we, our family, and our friends or relatives benefit from our cultivation practice, to the positive impact that the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance have on the body, mind, and moral standards. For example, when encountering difficulty, conflict, or pressure in daily life or the work environment, how we apply the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to improve our xinxing and treat others with compassion. The outcome could include benefits to others, as well as the mind and body improvement for ourselves, and uplifting our character.
Format of the submissions could be articles, reports, drawings, paintings, or other art forms. Artistic creations should articulate a clear theme, be produced with traditional techniques, and present content that is truthful and easily understood.
We look forward to submissions from both veteran practitioners and newer practitioners (regardless of length of cultivation), as well as from friends of Falun Dafa. We also hope practitioners can help others prepare for this, so that they can bear witness to the beauty of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and help more people learn the facts and benefit from Falun Dafa. Even if each person sent in one story, that would mean tens of millions of stories.
Since only a limited number of submissions can be published around Falun Dafa Day, selected submissions may be published on Minghui at a later time if the content is good enough. We sincerely hope this will provide an opportunity for us to share with readers how our cultivation has brought positive changes to ourselves, our lives, and our communities.
Overseas authors should clearly state your name, occupation, location of residence, email address and the size and medium of your work. For authors in mainland China, please provide your alias, gender, age, occupation, and Minghui mailbox addresses.
Please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and indicate “2016 World Falun Dafa Day Submission” in the email subject.
Submission deadline: April 13, 2016.
Minghui Editorial BoardFebruary 24, 2016