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Everyone Has a Story - May Commission

Loose Conversations is sparking conversations that challenge one’s mindset. The platform utilizes a number of collaborative, storytelling-based strategies to give a voice to conversations society has been afraid to have, challenging the status quo and allowing for new standards of thinking.

Starting in March 2019, Loose Media will grant one lucky writer a $1,000 for five exceptional stories; we will grant $1,000 to one writer every month until July 2019. This Commission is dedicated to empowering writers from all backgrounds to express themselves in unorthodox ways.

This literary commission initiative is in partnership with the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF). The partnership with AAF will expand the reach of our initiative and help us bring these winning stories to life via offline exhibitions.

This grant is initiated and funded by Loose Media in support of the launch of the Loose Conversations platform.

Email five (400-600 word) stories discussing each of the following unorthodox topics: Sexuality, Populism, Strength, Freedom and Failure to by May 18th 11:59 pm GMT (and no sooner than May 11th)

Must be 18+ age to enter
Each story must be sent in a PDF format and must be on separate PDF files.
Each one must discuss these topics in an unorthodox way. It must be unique.
Submission must include the following necessary information: Author’s full name, age, phone number, location (city, state, and country), and Instagram handle.
All stories and necessary information must be sent in one email submission; applicants that submit stories in a different email thread or repeated email threads will be automatically disqualified.
All decisions made by the judge regarding the winners are final
By clicking submit you are agreeing to the terms and conditions
Grant rules are subject to change


Sat 11th May, 2019

Lagos, Nigeria



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The “EVERYONE HAS A STORY” literary commission is a meaningful reflection of our unique relationships and experiences through the art of storytelling. The grant provides important funding to support aspiring writers, further important conversations, and invest in online communities through the writing.