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ANNOUNCING A NEW ESSAY CONTEST JUDGED BY J. M. COETZEE

Deadline: 1 October, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce a new contest judged by J. M. Coetzee. Open to translators and non-translators alike, this contest invites essays introducing a writer working in a language other than English whose oeuvre deserves more attention than it currently receives from the English-speaking world. The winner and up to five runners-up will respectively receive 500 USD and 100 USD worth of prizes that include Asymptote Book Club subscriptions.

In addition to receiving prizes, the winners will also be featured in our Winter 2020 issue, joining an exceptional roster of contributors that includes Mario Vargas Llosa, Herta Müller, Can Xue, Ismail Kadare, László Krasznahorkai, Stefan Zweig, Dubravka Ugrešić, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Anita Raja, and Sawako Nakayasu.


Details

Organization/Company: Asymptote
Website: https://www.asymptotejournal.com
Location: Taipei City, Taiwan
Deadline: October 1, 2019
How to Apply: Submit an essay between 1,000 and 4,000 words via the ‘Contest’ option of our Submittable page by 1 October, 2019, along with your entry fee of 10 USD.

Complete details: tinyurl.com/asymptote-contest