Your Diabetes Story, Miss BloodSugar Calls for Submissions (Prizes: #60,000 + more)

Do you have a diabetes story, a story about your experience with diabetes? The story could be about someone who you knew, whether alive or dead, and it could be about you. Here’s your chance to tell it! Submit it to the Miss BloodSugar Contest before the deadline, October 15.

 

Who is Eligible to Submit?

  • Anybody who has a diabetes story to tell, either their own story or that of a loved one.
  • No age limit.
  • No entry fee.
  • No fiction submissions, all entries must be essays, personal or not personal, that have been previously unpublished.

 

Who are the Judges?

  • Ifediba Zube, editor of Miss BloodSugar.
  • Deleteh Bank.
  • Ibimina LeggJack.
  • Onothoja Oreva.
  • Oghenevbede Eruteya.
  • Dr Ugwuanyi O. Alexander.

 

How to Apply.

  • Write a first person narrative on your experience with diabetes. It may be your own personal story, or that of someone very close, whether dead or alive.
  • The first person narrative should capture one or more of these things: ‘the effects of diabetes on relationships, faith, religious beliefs, lifestyle choices and of course health.’

  • Narratives should not be more than one thousand words.
  • You could use personalized headings.
  • Articles and essays which have previously been published are not welcome.
  • Entries must be original and must be well-edited.
  • Entries are opened until October 15.
  • Winners will be announced on World Diabetes Day, November 14th, 2019.
  • Submit your story here: Miss BloodSugar

 

Prizes.

  • First prize—#30,000
  • Second prize—#20,000
  • Third prize—#10,000
  • The story that wins the first prize will be published on Bella Naija.
  • The top 15 stories will be published in the anthology, Naija Book of Diabetes Stories.
  • Selected authors will get free e-copies of the anthology.

Good luck writers!

 

Ernest Ogunyemi

Ernest O. Ogunyemi enjoys playing with words to express what he feels within, or wants to feel. His stories have appeared in magazines and blogs such as Tuck Magazine, Naija Stories, Poetry Soup and his poetry is forthcoming in Acumen91 (out in May) and African Writing. Currently, he is working on a short story collection: Weaving Fine Rhythms from Broken Tunes.

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