APEN Short Story Contest: Powered by OkadaBooks

Deadline: October 25th, 2017

Apem is looking for short fiction stories! Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Enter the inaugural APEN (Association of Private Educators in Nigeria6) Short Short Story Competition: Powered By OkadaBooks for your chance to win N150,000+ in cash, win a Samsung Device, get published on OkadaBooks and make your school proud!

Open to APEN schools.

The top 10 winning entries will be on display in the inaugural APEN/OkadaBooks short-story collection. Each school can send an unlimited number of entries, but one entry per student. See full list of APEN schools here28.

  1. Write a short fiction story on the theme “The Source Of True Beauty” In 1,500 words of less.
  2. Upload and publish your Short Story to okadabooks.com. See how to upload and publish here – http://discuss.okadabooks.com/t/creating-an-epub-on-okadabooks-from-scratch-the-sequel/325
  3. When publishing, in the field provided for the book title, please add (#APENcontest) at the end of your title, in bracket. For Example Title: Beauty is Wrapped in my Arms (#ApenContest)
  4. Set your price at 0 naira.
  5. At the start of the voting period (NOTE: Downloads will be reset to “0” on the 25th of October 2017 at 12 midnight WAT), Invite your friends, family, neighbors, teachers, classmates, etc, to vote for your story by
    • Downloading a copy
    • Reading your Story,
    • Rating it
    • Leaving a review
  6. Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished and unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher or producer at the time of submission. OkadaBooks retains one-time nonexclusive publication rights to the winning entries to be published in a OkadaBooks publication. Any piece posted online, anywhere other than a personal blog, is considered published.
  7. BE SURE OF YOUR WORD COUNT! Entries exceeding the word limits will be disqualified.

The winner will be selected based on

• Number of downloads 20%
• Book Ratings/reviews 20%
• OkadaBooks Judges 60%

Dates

Entry starts on: 18th September 2017.
Entry closes: 25th of October 2017 at 12 midnight WAT. Voting Begins.
Voting closes and Judging Begins: 30th October 2017
Winners will be announced: 3rd November 2017 at the APEN Conference

May the best Story, win!

O! And we can’t forget the prizes!

One First Place Winner will receive:

* N100,000 in cash
* Samsung Tablet
* Their short story title published in OkadaBooks Short Story Compilation “The Source Of True Beauty”
* A copy of the OkadaBooks Short Story Compilation “The Source Of True Beauty”
* Short story cover illustrated by “The Design Project”

The Second Place Winner will receive:

* N30,000 in cash
* Samsung Tablet
* Their short story title published in OkadaBooks Short Story Compilation “The Source Of True Beauty”
* A copy of the OkadaBooks Short Story Compilation “The Source Of True Beauty”
* Short story cover illustrated by “The Design Project”

The Third Place Winner will receive:

* N20,000 in cash
* Samsung Tablet
* Their short story title published in OkadaBooks Short Story Compilation “The Source Of True Beauty”
* A copy of the OkadaBooks Short Story Compilation “The Source Of True Beauty”
* Short story cover illustrated by “The Design Project”

Fourth through Tenth Place Winners will receive:

* A N2,500 gift certificate for OkadaBooks.com store
* Their short story title published in OkadaBooks Short Story Compilation “The Source Of True Beauty”
* A copy of the OkadaBooks Short Story Compilation “The Source Of True Beauty”
* Short story cover illustrated by “The Design Project”

Eleventh through Twenty-Fifth Place Winners will receive:

* A N150 gift certificate for OkadaBooks.com store
* A copy of the OkadaBooks Short Story Compilation “The Source Of True Beauty”

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