DISCOVER - New writing from Turkey and the UK
Open call for short story writers
The British Council in Turkey aims to build a bridge between Turkish and UK writers, facilitate dialogue between literary professionals in both countries, and create a platform to showcase works by Turkish and British writers to new audiences.
To support this initiative, the British Council is launching a short story competition, on the theme of ‘diversity’, in partnership with two literary institutions: ITEF-Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival in Turkey, and Word Factory in the UK.
Winning stories will be published on a new British Council digital platform, alongside specially-commissioned stories by established authors from Turkey and the UK. All the stories will be translated into the other language (English/Turkish).
How to apply
Please read the terms and conditions below and fill out the application form. Deadline for applications is by midnight 31 December 2017.
UK and Turkey writers to take part in the project
- Yekta Kopan
- Seray Şahiner
- Sandra Alland
- Leone Ross
Please see the biographies of the UK and Turkey writers here.