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“Sea of Words” short story contest

“Sea of Words” short story contest

From today and till the 15th of September, young Euromed writers can present their short stories and have the opportunity to be recognized for their work on the regional and international level.

The Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Institute of the Mediterranean have launched the third edition of their annual short story contest “A Sea of Words”, dedicated to young writers from the 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Taking place this year in the framework of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, the “Sea of Words” competition aims at selecting the best short stories whose content is related to the creation and/or consolidation of dynamics aiming to reinforce inclusion, social conflicts resolution and respect of social justice and equality principles.

Submitted stories should focus on personal and social progress and the effort for the construction of more just, egalitarian and inclusive societies, with the objective of showing the different sensibilities and realities experienced in the Euro-Mediterranean region from the point of view of the young people who live there.

This year 20 young writers will be awarded for their works and will be invited to a prestigious awarding ceremony taking place in Barcelona from 13 to 14 December 2010. In addition, the winners will have the opportunity to participate in a literary creation forum and in other cultural visits and events in the cities of Barcelona and Granada.

They will also be invited to attend two literary creation workshops organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation in other cities of the Euro-Mediterranean space during the first six months of 2011.

For more information on the competition and to submit your work click here