Saturday, April 15, 2017
1st place wins 1,000 euros, travel to (up to 1,000 euros*), accommodation in Sardinia and publication;
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places win travel to (up to 1,000 euros*), accommodation in Sardinia and publication.
1st place for the category writers in sardinian language wins 1,000 euros, travel to (up to 300 euros*), accomodation in Sardinia and publication.
2nd place for the category writers in sardinian language wins travel to (up to 300 euros*), accomodation in Sardinia and publication.
The village of Galtellì, Sardinia, is launching the second edition of its international prose contest dedicated to the great Sardinian writer Grazia Deledda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, who set her masterpiece Canne al Vento, or Reeds in the Wind, right in Galtellì.
The top five selected writers, plus two selected writers for the sardinian language category, will be invited to Sardinia for award ceremony from 23 to 25 June 2017. The final winner will be announced during the ceremony. Galtellì intends to publish a collection of the best pieces (the final structure of the book will depend on the writings received).
Guidelines for submissions to “Celebrating Grazia Deledda – The Galtellì Literary Prize 2017”
The novel selected to inspire and stimulate writers is Canne al Vento (Reeds in The Wind). Submissions should reflect or echo the issues that preoccupied Grazia Deledda’s writing, such as identity, class and religion.
The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2017.
The short list will be officially announced in May 2017.
One unpublished submission per writer. The applicants must write a cover letter explaining why they believe their piece dovetails with Grazia Deledda’s work and where they heard about the Literary Prize.
Maximum number of words per piece: 5,000
Language: English (unpublished works written in other languages but translated into English will also be considered), Italian and Sardinian
Setting up the international jury is in process and it will be announced as soon as possible.
Other Things You Should Know:
Please do not send your story by mail and do not fax it.
Formatting/presentation of the attachment: DOC or DOCX, 12 pt, Times New Roman, double-spaced. Name, contact information, and word count are all mandatory in the cover letter.
When a story is accepted for publication, we are acquiring first-publication rights. Once we’ve published your story, you are free to include it in your own collection (book publishers are always happy when subsets of a book they are considering have previously been published by reputable literary journals or contests collections).
*required documentation of costs such as flight and train tickets etc.