Short story writer, editor and author of the short story collection, The Son of your Father’s concubine, ‘Seun Salami, is proud to announce his first writing competition – End the Story.
The competition which is proudly supported by Bookvine, publishers of ‘Seun’s book, is basically aimed at challenging the creativity of young Writers of African origin in order to improve their art.
Participants are expected to provide a conclusion (of not more than 500 words) to one of Seun’s most popular stories first published on YNaija.com, titled, The Sex life of a Lagos mad woman. It must be a creative and logical conclusion to the story.
The original story of 1,347 words is available at
1. SeunWrites.com https://seunwrites.com/2012/06/04/the-sex-life-of-a-lagos-mad-woman/ or
2. YNaija.com http://ynaija.com/short-story-the-sex-life-of-a-lagos-mad-woman/
The competition opens on July 2, 2012 and entries close on July 15. It is open to all writers of African origin regardless of age and current location.
One winner and two runners-up will emerge based on votes from readers and the decision of three judges whose identities will be revealed when winners are announced on July 31, 2012.
The winner of the competition wins a BlackBerry Playbook, 3 books from Bookvine, an autographed copy of The Son of your Father’s concubine, an evening with ‘Seun Salami and another Bookvine author as well as first consideration for a Bookvine publishing deal.
The first runner-up wins an exquisite Bookvine Writers’ (Tools) pack, two books from Bookvine and an autographed copy of The son of your Father’s concubine while the second runner-up also gets a Bookvine Writers’ (Tools) pack, one book from Bookvine and an autographed copy of The son of your Father’s concubine.
All entries must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on July 15, 2012. Please send your entry as a Microsoft Word attachment, typed in Times New Roman, font size 14, double line spacing. In the body of the mail, please include your name, telephone number and a brief profile of not more than 50 words. Multiple entries are not allowed. Entries that do not follow these guidelines may be disqualified.
All entries will be published on http://www.seunwrites.com in the order in which they are received.
I dnt like dis votin method,wat of if ur story is good buh u cudnt get enof pple 2 vote 4 u?den wat happens?I feel d decision shud b made by d judges
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I also dunt lik d idea of d votes….or betastill,afta d votes,d judges shuld make a final decision.thanks
My Prolific SEAN PENN, oh apologies, SEUN PEN. I am one of the entrants in your end the story competition and I want to humbly join the two sisters above to appeal to you to shelve the readers (friends)
voting procedure. Honestly, I dont have much friends who can vote for me. This is Naija; readers will overlook quality and vote for mediocrity as long as the latter was filed by an acquaintance. Thanks for the anticipated consideration
i also agree wit my fellow colleagues seun
i support my fellow colleagues seun
I guess I will participate in the next competition. Never knew this was going on until today. *sigh* Oh well…