We have come to the last stage of the contest. Voting has been completed and we have selected the top stories from the poll for our final shortlist. These are the 15 entries which received the top scores after collating the judges scores and the result from the public poll. Below was the criteria the judges used in scoring,
- A great and entertaining short story with all the elements.
- A story with authentic characters.
- Good grammar, style and creativity
- The story is ready – with light copy-editing – for publication
- Will you buy this story?
These stories have been forwarded to Chika Unigwe to select the top favorites, and provide some specific remarks if possible. Winners will be announced on the 21st of January for three winners of this section of the contest, and two from the public choice awards.
Icatha The Soul Eater
Stained: Sheets and Porcelain
The New Wife
Once Upon A Rainy Night
Okula – A daughter’s vengeance
One of Us
Reflections Of Sunshine.
The Voting Results are below