Every morning, I search Google’s News Section for “creative writing.” It’s a quick way to access interesting information on current happenings in the world of creative writing. This morning provided me with the above contest, “Atoke’s Creative Writing Giveaway.”
Who is Atoke and why is there a giveaway?
Atoke, who apparently goes by first name only, is a Nigerian lawyer and writer/blogger for BellaNaija.com. Her work has been published in magazines in Nigeria, the UK, and the US, and Atoke was the recipient of the Dylan Thomas Creative Writing Scholarship. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing, and spends her weekends cooking. You can follow her on twitter @Atoke_).
The Giveaway is Atoke’s way of sharing her love of reading, and the novel that is featured is one of her favourites for 2014: NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names.
Entry is simple. Visit the Atoke’s Creative Writing Giveaway post and write your 150-word entry in the comments section, beginning with the words “He looked in the bag and saw a pair of green Gbemisoke shoes…”
Yes, if you are not living in Lagos, Nigeria, winning this competition is impossible. However, challenge yourself today to write a 150-word microfiction with that opening!