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.