DISCOVER – New writing from Turkey and the UK

BY7529 Close-up of old typewriter letter and symbol keys

The British Council is launching a short story competition, on the theme of ‘diversity’, in partnership with two literary institutions.

The British Council in Turkey aims to build a bridge between Turkish and UK writers, facilitate dialogue between literary professionals in both countries, and create a platform to showcase works by Turkish and British writers to new audiences.

To support this initiative, the British Council is launching a short story competition, on the theme of ‘diversity’, in partnership with two literary institutions: ITEF -Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival in Turkey, and Word Factory  in the UK.

word

Winning stories will be published on a new British Council digital platform, alongside specially-commissioned stories by established authors from Turkey and the UK. All the stories will be translated into the other language (English/Turkish).

HOW TO APPLY

Please read the terms and conditions below and fill out the application form. Deadline for applications is by midnight  31 December 2017.

Deadline for applications is by midnight 31 December 2017.

  • free to enter
  • prize money (£300)
  • publication (at British Council new writing platform)
  • your story translated into Turkish
  • part of an international literary exchange
  • story published alongside commissioned UK writers
  • getting to work with/establish a relationship with Word Factory AND British Council

London’s Word Factory is the national organisation for short story excellence. Run by writers, not for profit but for passion. Word Factory is for everyone who loves stories, bringing brilliant writers and readers together for conversation and fun. Meet our authors, join our masterclasses and make use of our advice, news and information.

Find out more here:

thewordfactory

ITEF

kv1-1-2-630x354

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •