The Naked Convos Presents The Writer Competition 2016

The Writer Competition is an online ‘reality’ writing competition created by TheNakedConvos. We have successfully organized 3 editions of the competition between 2012 and 2015. During the competition, contestants are given a topic or theme to write on each week and you, the public, as well as our judges, assess them and vote to keep the best writers in the competition until we have one writer left, our winner – The Writer. The online reality aspect of the competition stems from the fact that evictions are done live online via social media platforms. Over the last three editions, we have had great competitions and this year it promises to be more exciting with higher quality writing, more drama and more at stake.

The Process

12 Finalists will be shortlisted from the qualification entry submissions based on the quality of their flash fiction. These writers will be mentored by our judges and will contest in four rounds of the online writing competition where we will evict three contestants every week.

The competition will require all writers to send in their short, themed stories weekly by a fixed deadline. The stories from contestants will be put up for members of the public to read and vote for.

At the end of the voting period, the panel of judges will evaluate the stories and score them using pre-communicated criteria.

The public votes from the audience (50%) and the votes from the judges (50%) will be combined into a single score and based on this contestants with the lowest scores will be eliminated weekly until there is only one left standing – THE WRITER.

Who is it for?

The competition is for all Africans who love to write. There is no age, nationality or location restriction. All African citizens are encouraged to send in pre-qualification entries to be considered.

How to qualify?

To stand a chance to qualify for the competition, simply write and send in a piece of flash fiction that is not more than 300 words long (it can be less than this but definitely not more). Please submit as an attachment in Microsoft Word format.

There is no theme for the pre-qualification entry. Send us your shortest and best piece. It can be flash fiction about anything. Set anywhere. Any genre. Any style — you get the picture. Be creative – the more creative and well written, the better your chances of qualifying.

Send your entry to thewriter@thenakedconvos.com on or before Midnight, West Africa Time March 31, 2016. The competition itself will run for 4 weeks in May 2016. 

Submissions must be Flash FICTION stories. Poetry and Opinion pieces will NOT be considered.

Only shortlisted writers will be contacted. Writers will be contacted only by e-mail. Please include your full name, phone number and a valid e-mail address in your submission which we will use for continued correspondence, even if it is the same email address you use to send in the entry.

Only one entry is allowed per writer. The work must be the work of the person whose name is stated in the email.

The Prizes

At the end of The Writer competition, there will be three winners,

First Place            – N200,000

Second Place     – N150,000

Third Place          – N100,000 

All 12 shortlisted Writers will also be invited specially to have their stories published in an Anthology and will be paid professional rates.

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That’s it people.

Get excited. Get ready to write. Get ready to read. Get ready to judge. Get ready to vote.

THE WRITER SEASON FOUR BEGINS NOW!

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    #Writing

    March 1, 2016
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    COVENANT NELSON UBAH

    #writing..

    March 1, 2016
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    Tunrayo

    Time to take the plunge!

    March 1, 2016
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    #writing………….. Time to get the creative juices flowing

    March 1, 2016
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    Oh it’s on now (pours fuel in pen)

    March 1, 2016
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    WritingGoonz

    your want us to write right?Time to switch on my right writing mood (lemme get myself some write-spiration)

    March 1, 2016
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    wetty fap

    sorry to deviate, pls where is the #1M1B challenge post for this month? to whom it may concern. cc: Toolsman

    March 1, 2016
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    Book Slayer

    *Rubs palms together in delight* it’s on now.

    March 3, 2016
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    Hehehe! I’ll need some juju berries for this one,……..Philosophical can’t cut it!!

    March 3, 2016
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    tomi

    Can one submit already published flash fiction to qualify?

    March 3, 2016
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        Kay

        does the word count include the story’s title please?

        March 29, 2016
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          The Alchemist

          No. Only the words in the body of the story are counted.

          March 30, 2016
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    perpy

    Let’s go

    March 4, 2016
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    Engr T.D

    hmmm…..here I come!

    March 8, 2016
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    I might just give this a go 🙂 Thanks!

    March 10, 2016
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    Deborah Gbenro

    Hi, i am in south Africa and i would like to write, is that fine

    March 10, 2016
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      The Alchemist

      Yes. You are welcome.

      March 30, 2016
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    WritingGoonz

    @deborah-gbenro, yez nah. I think the thing said te compettion iz for everybody. Write jere, and win yourself some kudi. By the way, if you win, don’t forget to send tithe and seed donations oh ..hehehe, the ministry must move to the permanent site

    March 11, 2016
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    Am on it ….

    March 13, 2016
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    Did I get this right? Is it 300 words or 3000 words?

    March 14, 2016
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      Its a flash, so it can’t be 3,000 words. 300 therefore.

      March 16, 2016
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    Great News here! Writing…

    March 16, 2016
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    Nwafor Emmanuel

    Cool.

    March 18, 2016
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    U no what, i ll make u read like a write that.#write #checkmate.

    March 22, 2016
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    Time 2 Wright Right

    March 23, 2016
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    Time 2 Write Right

    March 23, 2016
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    kikioTolu

    I just saw this….I don’t write but tell stories

    March 24, 2016
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    moira

    Has this competition been cancelled?

    April 19, 2016
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      Nope. The submission of entries have closed by 31st of March as stated, so the selection process is on at the moment. Qualifiers into the competition will be announced by the end of this month. The competition proper starts in May.

      April 19, 2016
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    moira

    Thanks seryxme

    April 20, 2016
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    Gifagac

    When would candidates be shortlisted

    April 20, 2016
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    MrX

    Is this still on? Please if it’s been cancelled it would only be right to inform those concerned. Sane if delays and postponed dates are the case

    April 28, 2016
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    kel

    What’s happening???

    June 15, 2016
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    Oyinkan Agboola

    When is the 2017 edition hold?

    May 9, 2017
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    Oyinkan Agboola

    When is the 2017 edition going to hold?

    May 9, 2017
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