Celebrating East African Writing!
I love conspiracy theories. Don’t you just love sitting down on a chilly night, warming yourself with a jiko, completely disregarding the carbon monoxide and building up maybe-true-but-not-so-quite stories about why so-and-so died rather mysteriously through a tragic car accident?
Well, here’s your chance to do just that and win festival tickets and some books.
Pick an event that actually happened, and create a fictional conspiracy story around it. Death, murder, politics, crime, family vendettas, and so on are acceptable themes for this contest. Before you send in your story, please refer to the Judges’ Note below.
Word Count – Maximum 1600 words.
Must be a fictional story not a commentary.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Conspiracy’ in the Email Subject.
Deadline for Submission: 8th May 2012.
1st Place – 2 books, 2 Season Tickets to the Storymoja Hay Festival( 14 – 16 September 2012)
2nd Place – 1 book, 2 Season Tickets to the Storymoja Hay Festival.
3rd Place – 1 Season Ticket to the Storymoja Hay Festival.
Authors of the three top stories will have a chance to consult with an editor regarding developing their work for print publishing.
Creative writing is both an honourable and rewarding art. Please treat it as such.