A Sea of Words - International Short Stories Contest

The Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Institute of the Mediterranean are calling the 11th year of the international short story contest ”A Sea of Words” aimed at young people from the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean space.

This year, under the motto “Memory and Identity: Rethinking Cultural Heritage” in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the contest gives Euro-Mediterranean youths the opportunity to tell about their own experiences and emotions in relation to cultural heritage.
Cultural heritage contributes to creating more united societies and to fostering growth and employment in cities and regions. 

The contest is aimed at young people between 18 and 30 years old, citizens of the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area.

The authors of the 15 best short stories will be invited to the awards presentation ceremony in Barcelona, Spain, on 19 September 2018 and to participate in the different cultural activities to be held from 19 to 21 September 2018. 
The stories selected will be published in a book in digital format with the texts in the original language and their corresponding English translation.

The short stories must be original, cannot exceed a length of 2,500 words and can be written in any of the official languages of the participant countries. 
Only one story per author will be accepted.

Deadlines: 20 April 2018 (for national selection); 1 July 2018 (for international selection).

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