CFP: Sozopol Fiction Seminar (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Deadline for Submissions: February 25, 2019

June 13–17, 2019
SOZOPOL Fiction Seminars: Creative Writing Edition:

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation offers a call for participation in the twelfth annual edition of the Sozopol Seminars which will take place between June 13-172019, in the ancient town of Sozopol, Bulgaria.

Fiction writers from Bulgaria and English-speaking countries, including but not limited to Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, are invited to apply. Fiction works in the genres of the novel and the short story are accepted for submission.

A total number of ten applicants will be selected for participation and fundingFive applicants writing in English, and five applicants writing in Bulgarian language, will be admitted to the seminar as participants and appointed fellows of the program. The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation will cover their room, board, and in-country transportation. The five English-language fellows traveling to Bulgaria will be reimbursed with 50% of their international travel expenses.

The participants in the program will be presented in Sofia between June 18-192019, within theCapitaLiterature Festival Platform, hosted by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation in the Bulgarian capital for eleventh year in a row.

Submissions are due February 25 (Monday), 2019, 10:00 AM (UTC+2:00, EET)

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If you have further questions on the application procedure and the seminar, send an inquiry to Simona Ilieva, coordinator of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, at with the Email Subject: “Sozopol Seminars – 2019”