Wednesday, 4 April 2012


OK who likes Berlin?

The Reader Berlin and EXBERLINER Magazine have announced this pretty awesome short story competition.

The winning authors will have their stories published as part of an anthology and their work will be read by a literary agent. The authors of the best five submissions will also receive an editorial session from The Reader. The overall winner also receives "an exquisite bottle of champagne". (Ooh, fancy!)

Here's the entry details:
"In association with Another Country (world’s 6th best bookshop according to Lonely Planet), The Reader Berlin is holding a short-story competition.

The competition aims to recognize and support original work by unpublished writers. Entry is free.


We would like you to write a short story in which the bookshop Another Country appears. The nature of that appearance, along with genre, setting and theme, is yours to decide. Up to 5,000 words.

The shop might take a starring role as portal to another dimension, be the setting of a lover’s tryst, or merely glimpsed from the back of a taxi. The possibilities are endless and the choice entirely up to you.

We’re looking for originality, style, clarity, precision… and the magic, let’s not be forgetting that.

Closing date: 1st May 2012

Winners will be notified in June and the results announced at the beginning of August 2012. The judges’ decision is final.

All entrants will be invited to a fabulous party to celebrate the winning stories, which will be held in Berlin in summer 2012."

Link here

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