***It's just been brought to my notice that blogger allows yahoo accounts so those will be accepted too. Also, only one story is required. First send in your email address to receive your invitation. Then you can go ahead and post(SAVE AS DRAFT, DO NOT PUBLISH) your stories directly on the site. The editor reserves the right to publish the ones deemed satisfactory to the vision of the site.
Thanks you all for the response so far.
This is to announce the latest writing website in blogville NAIJASTORIES.com. If you've read some of my previous interviews, you might have seen me mention that I have a project I was thinking about with reference to the writing talent on the Naija Blogville Community? Well, a pilot project has been put together by myself and a team of some other writers, bloggers and editors and the website is now up and hosted by blogger. To register, send in your blogging Google mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will get you an invitation to post your stories on the site for a wider audience. For the pilot project, we're looking for fifty (50) writers and membership will be retained based on the activities of the writers on the site.
Naija Stories is the online community for Nigerian writers and readers of all interests and skill levels. Naija Stories is a way for readers to discover new voices and for writers to share their work, gain recognition, and connect with their audience and each other. There is a special workshop section for feedback and critique from other writers. Whether you're an enthusiastic, creative writer looking for the perfect place to store and display your writing online or a casual reader searching for a good story, Naija Stories is your website. As a writer, this is a place to showcase your creativity and for a reader, here you can feast to your heart's content.
It is planned that with time, this site will become a community bursting with activities, inspiration and creativity. To start with, free memberships are available to the first fifty people to submit a request to be followed on acceptance by a publishable story to email@example.com. Each membership will include a writing portfolio, numerous writing tips, and soon, a forum that will provide the chance to meet and bond with fresh creative minds. No other website services the Naija writer better than we do.
To Launch the website, there is a free writing contest;
Deadline: March 31
First place winner - $150, plus their entry edited by the Naija Stories Team and it will remain on the Featured Stories List for one month.
Second place winner - $100, plus their entry will be edited by the Naija Stories Team, and it will remain on the Featured Stories List for two weeks.
Third Place winner - $50, plus their entry will be edited by the Naija Stories Team and will remain on the Featured Stories List for one week.
Submission Guidelines: To enter the contest,
Request to join Naija Stories by submitting your google mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Publish your work on Naija Stories and tag it with "Website Launch Contest" (without quotes). Your work will automatically be considered.
Email submissions will not be considered.
It is the launch of this new website, Naija Stories; and our sponsors have agreed to underwrite a contest. For this contest, you are required to join the site and submit an original work featuring any theme of your choice and in any genre. Tag it under "Website Launch Contest + Your name " and it will be considered.
You must be Nigerian though resident anywhere in the world.
Your entry could be a short story, poem, drama, or a novel excerpt and could have been published elsewhere.
The submission should be no more than 2,500 words
Entries must be received by March 31, 2010, and winners will be announced on April 4, 2010.
Naija Stories reserves the right to disqualify any contest entry for any reason and to change the terms of the contest for any reason.
Entries will be judged by the Naija Stories team, taking into consideration the comments and ratings by other readers. Decisions are final.
Only one entry is allowed per member. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Happy writing, and good luck!