Celebrating East African Writing!

Date From Hell – Announcing The Winning Story

The Judges have decided. The winning story is:

Tales from My Sad Love Life by Leah Wanjiku.

We hope that this has been both an enjoyable as well as educative experience for all of you.

A Note from one of the Judges: 

Creative writing is both an honourable and rewarding art. Please treat it as such.

  • Do not send in your first draft. Go over your work and edit at least two or three times.
  • Please observe the rules of the written language. Avoid run-on sentences. Use punctuation marks where they should be. If you want to be clever with words, understanding the rules makes it possible for you to execute the play efficiently. If you do not understand the rules of language avoid making clever word plays(metaphors, cliches etc.)
  • Always make sure that the story you submit has your name inside the document, preferably at the top, or at the bottom if you must (if you include your pseudonym, please indicate this in your submitting email). Your document should ideally be a Word 97 document, single spaced, 12 point Times New Roman Font.
  • Follow submission guidelines. Read them through and go over your work to ensure it fits within the guidelines. Your story could be brilliant but it may be excluded because it does not fit into the guidelines.

Look out for the call out for the May/June Short Story Contest coming up shortly.


9 comments on “Date From Hell – Announcing The Winning Story

  1. Patrick Ochieng Ochieng
    April 10, 2012

    Congratulations Leah.


  2. omwaombara
    April 10, 2012

    Congratulations to Leah Wanjiku. It was truly a beautiful story.


  3. Ghafla!Guy
    April 10, 2012

    Congratulations are in order for one Leah Wanjiku. It was truly a masterpiece.


  4. Ruth Lucinde
    April 10, 2012

    Congratulations to Leah..


  5. OTIENO B.C.
    April 10, 2012

    Awesome and Great!! Congrats Leah Wanjiku


  6. Yvonne Hertzberger
    April 10, 2012

    Wonderful story. Congratulations.


  7. Leah Wanjiku
    April 11, 2012

    Thank you guys. Now I know there’s some creative juice in me. I only need to learn how to conform my ideas to rules of the written word


  8. kytblogger
    April 12, 2012

    that is a nice read, keep it up leah


  9. macharia michael
    April 26, 2012

    nice twists


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