The 2018 Dusty Manuscript Contest has finally come to an end, and the top 3 winners have been in the mood of celebration since the announcement.
Coming first was Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, who happens to be an author, publisher, Poet and the CEO of Authorpedia. He came first with his entry manuscript titled, Devil’s Pawn, and he went home with the prize of 1 million naira cash and a publishing contract with Farafina Publishers.
In second place was Onoche Emeka, with his entry manuscript titled, The Orchid Protocol. He went home with 500,000 naira cash prize.
In third place was Nneoma Anieto, with her entry manuscript titled The Other Side Of Truth. She went home with 250,000 naira cash price.
Talking about his manuscript, the winner of this contest, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, said that he had written the first draft about 9 years ago.
The Dusty Manuscript Contest Judges had this to say about Devil’s Pawn:
The winning entry was a unanimous choice…The story is the best example of the possibilities inherent in genre fiction switching from crime to adventure, thriller to horror. Told in a fast-paced narrative style that keeps you glued to the pages, our winning entry is a gift that keeps on giving.
We will be doing an author spotlight on Kukogho Iruesiri Samson very, very soon. Please watch this space.