Are you a writer? Or an upcoming writer? Then this is for you.
Okadabooks is hosting a short story competition. This competition is channeled at supporting and encouraging writers as well as helping to build our reading culture.
How to Participate
1. Write a short story of at most, 2000 words (It could be less, but not more). Your story can be in any genre of your choice but, you are not allowed to publish more than one story for this competition.
2. Publish the short story on okadabooks publishing platform. Beside your short story title, write #OKBsCom in bracket. E.g
Title: The Girl From Mars (#OKBsCom)
If your title is NOT saved like this, it won't be recognized as an entry for the competition.
Simply visit http://okadabooks.com, sign up for a free account; if you don't have one and then publish your book. For more assistance, visit these links and learn easy ways to publish on the site
3. Set the price at zero naira (N0)naira
4. Share your book store link with your friends on facebook, google plus, twitter and other social media platforms.
5. Continue to invite your friends to download your book
6. Download the okadabooks app and watch the number of downloads you get
Note: The number of downloads for a story is equal to the number of votes for that story. When your friends and readers download your story, rate it and leave a review, they are actually voting for you. Splendid! Right?
How Winners will be determined
We have two stages. First stage and final stage.
For the first stage, winners will be picked based on number of downloads + rating. To beat the first round, your story must have at least 1000 downloads and at least a rating of 4.5
After the finalists are selected, the judges will now read the works of the finalists as well as reviews left by readers. Your works will be judged based on "Writing style, grammatical errors, spelling errors and most importantly, structure. When the judges are through, the winners will emerge.
Question: Who can participate?
Answer: Anybody who can write.
Question: Is the competition open to only Nigerians?
Answer: No. Writers from other countries can participate.
Question: How many winners do we need?
Answer: Three. We need First, second and third
Question: What prizes will these winners get?
Answer: The prizes are as follows
* First position- 50,000.
* Second position- An infinix phone
* Third position- An infinix phone
Mouth watering, right? So hop on our okada, let us give you the ride of a life time.
October 6th - 26th (12:00 PM)---Write your story, publish it on our platform and start inviting your friends and social media acquaintances to download, rate and review it. Please note that you are allowed to publish only one story.
October 27th - November 8th: Downloads(voting continues). The earlier you submit your entry, the better.
November 9th 16th: Screening for stage one.
November 17th: Finalists would be announced.
November 19th - 29th: Screening of finalists.
30th November: Winners will be announced and told how to collect their prize.
So you think you can write? Then hop on our okada, let us find out together.