Here at Naija Stories, we hope your year has been going well so far and you have been writing more. This is just the perfect time to launch a new book, rewrite your manuscript or write a new story.
In the mind of all things new, the Nigerian launch of Myne Whitman’s A Heart to Mend comes with a short story contest and awesome prizes to get you even better motivated!
First place winner –
N10,000 and a free copy of A Heart to Mend
Second place winner –
N5,000 and a free copy of A Heart to Mend
Third Place winner – A free copy of A Heart to Mend
Deadline: May 20
To enter the contest, publish your work on Naija Stories and tag it with “Fresh Start Contest” (without quotes). Your work will automatically be considered.
Entry is free, but you’ll need story points to publish your work. You can earn story points by leaving comments or writing critiques of work by other writers.
Email submissions will not be considered.
For this contest, you are required to write a short story (under 2500 words) featuring the theme “fresh starts”. This is also the theme for the love story written by Myne Whitman. A Heart to Mend is a story that begins with a character who moves to a new place, solves a small initial mystery and meets a character who will change her life.
The blurb of Myne Whitman’s novel, A Heart to Mend:
Sheltered Gladys Eborah has spent most of her life in a suburb of Enugu brought up in a deprived single parent household after losing her father as a young girl. After finishing her education, she moves to Lagos to seek a job and moves in with an estranged aunt who now wants to be forgiven for all perceived wrongs. Gladys suspects Aunt Isioma abandoned them out of disdain for their poverty, and has the uneasy role of the bridge between both families.
Her new friendships and career achievements gradually transition Gladys into an independent young woman. Soon, she begins to fall for wealthy Edward Bestman who, though physically attracted to her, is emotionally unavailable. Edward is very wealthy, but he is haunted by the past of his illegitimate birth and other secrets he will not share.
You must be resident in Nigeria
Your entry must be a short story (under 2500 words) featuring the theme “fresh starts”.
The story must not have been published anywhere else.
Entries must be received by May 20, 2010, and winners will be announced on May 31, 2010.
Naija Stories reserves the right to disqualify any contest entry for any reason and to change the terms of the contest for any reason.
Entries will be judged by the Naija Stories team, taking into consideration the comments and ratings by other readers. Decisions are final.
Only one entry is allowed per member. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Happy writing, and good luck!