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

All candidates should have at least one novel, published in Bulgaria.
Each writer can apply with one translated excerpt from a novel.
In order to apply, please send:
• Minimum 25, 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: 5.00 pm, 21 September 2012 (time-zone GMT + 2)
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
Subject line should read: Contest for Writers

The results will be announced by the end of November 2012.
The approved translation will be published in the United States by Open Letter Books in 2013.
The review panel will consist of international publishers.

Three novels have been selected for publication to date within this translation scheme:
“Thrown into Nature” by Milen Ruskov (2011)
“18% Gray” by Zachary Karabashliev (September, 2012)
“A Short Tale of Shame” by Angel Igov (September, 2012)