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Creative writing handbook

A handbook that consists of all lectures delivered within the Sozopol seminar is available now, for Kindle and in pdf to download....


Contemporary Bulgarian Writers in English presents up-to-date profiles of living Bulgarian authors of fiction and short stories.
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The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and Vagabond, Bulgaria's English Monthly, cooperate in order to enrich the English language with translations of contemporary Bulgarian writers. Each month we give you the chance to read a selected excerpt of a Bulgarian writer. Some of the presented writers will be translated in English for the first time. Enjoy our fiction pages.
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Contest Announcement: Writers Print E-mail

The contest is for publication of contemporary Bulgarian novel in English language.

All candidates should be Bulgarian citizens with at least one published novel.
Each writer can apply with one translated excerpt from a novel.
In order to apply, please send:
• Minimum 30, maximum 50 pages from your novel (Times New Roman, 12 pt, 1,5 space);
• Biography (maximum 300 words);
• Synopsis (maximum 1500 words);
All materials should be in English language.
Closing date: 16 September 2011
Please submit your applications by e-mail to Simona Ilieva EKF’s coordinator, at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The winning title will be published by Open Letter Books in 2012.
The programme is supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.