THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION POETRY – PROSE 2014

The Serbian Library in London announce

The First International Competition Poetry – Prose 2014

Competition Rules:

Poems: 40 lines maximum + the title

Prose: 3000 words + the title

Format: A4, printed only on one side of the page, double spacing

Language: Serbian and/or English

All entries must be submitted anonymously (under the code name which will be clearly marked in the right corner of each page). The real name and surname of the author, address and contact details should be provided inside the sealed envelope, which will be opened when the winners are announced.

Your entries should not have been published previously, as a self-published text or in any other form, anywhere else in Serbia or abroad. Style and themes should be chosen by the author.

We accept maximum of three works by one author.

We shall not accept electronic (e-mail) submissions. All entries must be sent as a hard copy by post with the application form provided by the Serbian Library (below) together with your proof of the payment: postal orders or Moneygrams for the participants from other countries outside of the UK.  You can obtain Moneygram in any local post office where you will get your payment number, which should be e-mailed or texted – e-mail and the mobile phone number are below. The UK participants should send an appropriate cheque to accompany their entries.

Please contact us for this information on [email protected]  or +447801130806

THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE YOUR WORK IS SATURDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2014

Administrative Fees: £5 for each submitted work. The entry fee is not refundable.

There will be ONE First Prize Winner in each category (poetry and prose) and three runners up in each category. We shall announce who the winners are at the special event at the Serbian Library. Those who could not be present will be informed by post and electronically by e-mail.

We shall announce the winners at the end of February /March 2014. Depending on the number of entries received all winning texts will be published by the Serbian Library in London during 2014. Each winning author will also receive 6 copies of the published book and we shall organize a literary evening with the winning authors.

This Competition is opened to all Serbian authors from Diaspora (age 18+), but  NOT FROM SERBIA.

Copyright remains with the author. The Serbian Library will keep unrestricted rights to publish the winning works and use them in promotional and advertising material relevant for the Serbian Library’s future activities.

The judges are among well-known authors, publishers and University Professors of Literature.

All entries should be sent to

The Serbian Library in London

(Poetry-Proze competition)

33/35 Dawes Road

London SW6 7DT

APPLICATION FORM FOR THE  POETRY-PROSE 2014 COMPETITION

CODE:

 

NUMBER OF WORKS:

 

POETRY OR PROSE:

 

TITLES:

 

NUMBER OF LINES – WORDS:

 

PAYMENT PROOF – POSTAL ORDER NUMBER OR CHEQUE IN £:

 

DATE OF SUBMISSION:

 

I confirm that I accept all the rules of the Competition Poetry-Prose 2014