Training, contests, awards and grants: February’s literary opportunities

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The Ukrainian Book Institute has prepared a selection of learning opportunities, contests and awards that you can apply for during February.

Competition for the award named after O. Honchar Until February 1 State Agency of Ukraine for Arts and Art Education accepts applications for the award named after Oles Honchar. The prize is awarded for the best literary works that affirm the ideals of humanism, the spiritual values ​​of the Ukrainian people, and the ideas of Ukraine’s independence. Prize fund — UAH 20,000. Details here — https://cutt.ly/pOu3EfM?

Competition for the award named after M. Gogol Until February 1, the State Agency of Ukraine for Arts and Art Education is also accepting applications for the award named after M.V. Gogol. The prize is awarded annually to novelists, playwrights and screenwriters who follow the tradition of M.V. Gogol, enriched with the concepts of historical romance, mysticism and satire and which confirm national self-identification. Prize fund — UAH 20,000. Details — https://cutt.ly/5Ou8Y6E?

EU Prize in the field of cultural heritage 2022 Applications for participation in the competition are accepted until February 1. The winner will be eligible to receive an award for creativity in cultural heritage conservation or a conservation, research, education or awareness project in the field. Projects can relate to tangible, intangible or digital heritage. Details — https://cutt.ly/cOiQJYB?

3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference “Library Development Strategies” Until February 1, applications for participation in the 3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference “Library Development Strategies: from Idea to Implementation” will be accepted until February 1, which will be held on April 7-8, 2022 in the city of Kyiv at the KPI Library . Participation fee — 400-500 hryvnias. Details — https://cutt.ly/yOu4fsT?

Annual program 2.0 from Litosvita: Hard skills Until February 1, registration is open for the Annual program 2.0 from Litosvita: Hard skills, in which each participant, under the supervision of editors and writers during the program, will finalize and improve their book manuscript. Participation fee — 25 thousand hryvnias. Details — https://cutt.ly/POu41zr?

Acceptance of poetry and short prose for the literary almanac “Syaivo” Until February 5, the almanac “Syaivo” accepts works for publication. Participation is free. Details — https://cutt.ly/iOu5UFD?

Competition for reviews of books by German authors of the 21st century Until February 7 as part of the project “Between the Lines. We read the Germans” applications for participation in the review competition are accepted. Prize fund — 1,000 hryvnias for 1st place and gifts with symbols Goethe-Institut Ukraine — for 2nd and 3rd places. Details — https://cutt.ly/vOu6alT?

Online intensive “How to publish and promote a book” by Litosvita On February 8-10, the online intensive “How to publish and promote a book” by Litosvita will take place. During the training, the participants will learn about the ways of publishing a book for an author, the specifics of cooperation between the author and the publishing house, and will learn to plan a marketing strategy for the promotion of the author and the book. Price — 750 hryvnias. Details — https://cutt.ly/JOu6YDc?

Acceptance of works at the VIII International Festival of Comedic Art “HaShoTyu” Until February 10, works of comedy and related genres will be accepted at the VIII International Festival of Comedic Art “HaShoTyu”. Works are invited to participate in such areas as: the best short film comedy, the best animated comedy, the best comedy play, the best humorous story, the best comedy photo work. The cost of participation is UAH 100. Details – https://cutt.ly/pOix4jL?

Acceptance of applications for XI Book Arsenal Applications for participation in the 11th “Book Arsenal” exhibition-fair will be accepted until February 11, which will be held this year on May 25-29. And until February 16 – to the program of events of the festival. Details – https://cutt.ly/9OicX9f?

World Illustration Awards 2022 The World Illustration Awards 2022 is open for applications until February 14. Illustrators (aged 18 and over), authorized agents and tutors can submit work created, commissioned or published since January 2021 by the deadline within ten award categories. The cost of participation is $35. Details — https://cutt.ly/oOinwjE. ?

Icelandic translation grants for publishers Applications for Icelandic translation grants are being accepted until February 15. The Islandic Literature Center is holding a grant competition for foreign publishers who wish to publish a work translated from Icelandic. Grants are provided for the following literature: prose; poetry; drama; essays; biographies; comics; children’s books. Details — https://cutt.ly/WOibX9S?

Contest “Poetic Winter of Mykola Soma” Applications for participation in the “Poetic Winter of Mykola Soma” contest are accepted until February 15. The competition is held in two nominations: the best performance of poems and songs to the words of Mykola Soma, as well as the best own poetic work. Participation in the competition is free. Details — https://cutt.ly/MOicQks?

Contest of short prose and poetry “Library online” Applications for the contest of short prose and poetry “Library online” are accepted until February 28. You can win in one of three nominations: 1) “Weird / Weird” – genres of fantasy, fantasy, fairy tale, mystic; 2) “Truthful / Truthful” – genres of detective, historical, real story; 3) “Hero / Heroine ” — genres of action, military, patriotic, sports categories. Details – https://cutt.ly/fOivu3R?

Competition of poets, prose writers and translators Crimean Fig/Qırım inciri The acceptance of works for the fourth competition of poets, prose writers and translators Crimean Fig/Qırım inciri continues until February 28. The competition will take place in the following nominations: 1) Prose about Crimea in Ukrainian; 2) Prose in Crimean Tatar language (without thematic restrictions); 3) Poetry about Crimea in Ukrainian language; 4) Poetry in Crimean Tatar language (without thematic restrictions); 5) Children’s literature – children’s a prose or poetic work in Ukrainian about Crimea or Crimean Tatar language without thematic restrictions; 6) Translation of an artistic work from Ukrainian to Crimean Tatar and vice versa. Details — https://cutt.ly/QOivGX6?

Grant for the translation of New Zealand literature for publishers Applications for the grant for the translation of New Zealand literature for publishers are being accepted until February 28. Creative New Zealand, together with the Translation Fund of New Zealand, supports the translation of New Zealand literature into foreign languages ​​by providing translation grants. These grants can be up to 50% of the cost of a translation (maximum NZ$5,000 per title). Details — https://cutt.ly/8OinaZG

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