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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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2012 Sozopol Fiction Seminars Fellows Print E-mail

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 2012 Sozopol Fiction Seminars Fellowship on behalf of the Bulgarian and the native-English language speaking juries. The field of hundred fifthy-six submissions included many fine candidates, and narrowing the list involved much deliberation and care. We strongly encourage interested applicants to re-apply for future seminars.

NES Finalists: Cab Tran, Delaney Nolan, Garrard Conley, Garth Greenwell, Kathy Flann.
NES Semi-Finalists: Angela Hamilton, Anna Schachner, Christina LaRose, Donal McLaughlin, Jon Lewis-Katz, Michael Hyde, T. M. De Vos.
BG Finalists: Bistra Velichkova , Nikolay Fenerski, Nikolay Petkov, Palmi Ranchev, Philip Anastassiu.
BG Semi-Finalists: Alexander Hristov, Angel Igov, Krassimira Zafirova, Lyudmila Philipova.

Jurors this year were Elizabeth Kostova and Michael Hinken (NES applications) and Deyan Enev and Krassimir Damianov (Bulgarian applications).