A sea of words- International Short Story Contest 2012 has been launched.

A sea of words- International Short Story Contest 2012 has been launched.

The contest invites young people to create short stories focusing on the issues of children, parents and grandparents facing the future, with the objective of showing the different sensitivities and realities in the Euro-Mediterranean region, from the point of view of the youths who live there. Participants should be young people between 18 and 30 years old, who are citizens of one of the 42 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean space.

The short stories must be original and unpublished works, of maximum 2,500 words and can be written in any of the official languages of the participant countries. They must address issues related to intercultural dialogue, mainly of a political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental nature. The authors of the 20 best short stories will be awarded with the publication of their short stories and will also be invited to the awards’ presentation ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on 5th and 6th November 2012.

During the days following the awards’ presentation, the winners of the contest will be invited to participate in a programme of cultural visits and activities in the cities of Barcelona and Gerona.

Short stories should be sent to concurso@iemed.org by 30 June 2012, midnight.
All details are available here.