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The E. C. Michaels Short Story Prize is an annual prize awarded to the best short story by young, up-and-coming writers in Nigeria. This is an initiative of E. C. Michaels to promote writing in Nigeria and encourage young authors.

E C MICHAELS SHORT STORY PRIZE RULES AND GUIDELINES

Please read these eligibility and entry rules before making a submission, as submitted entries cannot be reversed or edited.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Entrants must be residence in Nigeria.
  • Must be 18 years and above.
  • Must not necessarily be a published author. Unpublished writers are strongly encouraged to submit.

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

  • The Entry must not be less than 2000 or more than 2500 words.
  • Entry must be an original work of the writer.
  • Entry must not be published, either in part or in whole in any platform, social media inclusive until the end of the contest.
  • Only entries submitted via https://forms.gle/wTFDCL99YfBwmm868 will be accepted.
  • One writer, one entry. Double entry leads to automatic disqualification.
  • Entry must be submitted as an attachment in a PDF or WORD FILE.
  • Entry must be saved with the title of the story. The name of the writer, or his/her pen name must not in any way appear on the document. Non adherence to this leads to automatic disqualification.
  • The story should carefully mirror the theme of the competition.
  • For the period of the contest, entries are sole properties of E C MICHAELS and the body has the right to use it for any intellectual purpose other than profit making.
  • Winner is chosen by a unanimous vote and decision of the seasoned judges.

E C MICHAELS SHORT STORY PRIZE DEADLINE:

  • All entries must be submitted on or before 12 midnight, 30th August 2022.
  • Late entries will not be accepted, unless deadline is extended.
  • Only the writer of the winning story will be contacted.

PRIZE:

A cash prize of N20,000 will be given to the winner of the contest.

Note that submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of the entry rules.

Click here to submit your story for E. C. Michaels Short Story Prize.

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