Monday, 2 August 2010

SHORT STORY COMP FOR UNDER 30's

In the framework of the year of combating poverty and social exclusion, the Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Institute of the Mediterranean are sponsoring a short story competition with the aim of reinforcing inclusion and respect for social justice and equality principles.  The objective is to show  the different sensibilities and realities experienced by young people - under 30 - in the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area, of which Ireland is one.

Length of stories is 2,500 words maximum. Must be original and unpublished stories.  Deadline is midnight 15 September 2010. Stories can be emailed to concurso@iemed.org

The writers of the best 20 short stories will have their works published and will participate in an awards ceremony in Barcelona in December and given the opportunity to participate in international workshops. The organisers will cover travel, food and accommodation expenses.

For further information see www.iemed.org/seaofwords

2 comments:

Jessica Maybury said...

while this sounds very cool, I'm sick of all these youth writing initiatives. Like wordlegs. I find them exclusive and that offends me. that is all.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

I often think age restricted comps are a weird idea. A bad idea even. What are they trying to achieve by excluding over 30's? I dunno. Just thought I'd share in case I have young readers.