The 5th Edition of the International Prize for Micro-Stories is organized by the César Egido Serrano Foundation. Writers from anywhere in the world may participate. Originals whose theme will be free (two per author, maximum) will be written in any of the following languages: Spanish, English, Arabic or Hebrew.

The César Egido Serrano Foundation has been hosting the International Prize for microfiction since 2009. In the IV Edition, 149 countries participated, with a total of 35,609 microfictions that competed for the main prize. The stories were presented in Spanish, English, Arabic and Hebrew.

The theme was “Mandela: Words and Concorde”, very much in consonance with the philosophy and the goals of the Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation, which is that words are the tool of coexistence between different cultures and religions. The winning contestant in the language of the four admitted languages (Spanish, English, Arabic and Hebrew), is awarded with $ 20,000.The runners-up in the remaining categories are awarded with $ 2,000 each. The finalist stories are compiled in an Anthology of which there are four previous editions.

Prizes:

An overall first prize of 20,000 dollars is awarded for the best story in any of the languages authorized in the contest.Three prizes of $ 1,000 each will be awarded for the best stories in each of the other remaining languages admitted in the contest, that are not winners of the main prize.

Requirements:

  • The stories cannot exceed 100 words.
  • They will be sent exclusively by completing the online form
  • The texts will be original, unpublished in all media (paper, blogs, electronic publications, etc…) and must not been awarded prizes in any other contest. Those who do not meet this condition will be disqualified.
  • Last date to apply: The deadline for submission of originals will end at 24h (Spanish peninsular time) of the International Day of the Word as a Bond of Humankind (motto of the Foundation), on November 23rd, 2017.

How to apply: Register here

Selection process:

  • The jury will make a selection of the finalists it deems appropriate.
  • The list of finalist titles will be published on the website of the César Egido Serrano Foundation.
  • The César Egido Serrano Foundation reserves the right to publish the finalist stories.
  • The decision of the jury will be final.
  • The registration in this contest is an agreement in the total acceptance of its rules.
  • Texts that do not comply with any of the rules will be disqualified.

Contact: For any queries,contact their email here

For further information, click the link here

 

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