Who is interested in participating in a writing contest?
I suppose most of you people in Iran know about Ghatreh Publications, because it is among the best and most successful publishers in Iran. Well, Ghatreh is making a short story and play writing contest. Every “Persian speaking youth” [as they said] can participate. They are going to collect the top 1000 short stories and top 100 plays and print them in a book. I think having your work published by Ghatreh is a great debut for a young writer. And you can actually hit two targets with one bullet, you can write your story in Persian, send it to Ghatreh Publications, then translate it to English and send it to be printed in our magazine (or vice versa). So, if you are interested to participate, note that your works must have these features:
●The short stories must be in fact very much short; as short as only 150 words. So, you must have the talent to make your point within 150 words and no more.
●Your plays must not have many characters; keep it within 1 or 2 characters. And they must not be longer than 150 lines, or take more than 20 minutes to be performed on the stage.
●You can only send ONE short story and ONE play, so choose only the best of your works.
You must send your works attached to an email to this address: Nashr.Ghatreh@yahoo.com
In your email you must mention your full name, your father’s name, date of birth, ID number, home address, and a telephone number in case they need to contact you. And you must clearly mention that you are the author of your short story/play, and you are giving them the complete right to use and publish your work.
Finally remember that the deadline is 92/5/1 (13/7/22). That means you have 2 weeks to make your works ready and send them.
For more information visit Ghatreh Publications official Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1-%D9%82%D8%B7%D8%B1%D9%87/493784044021221); they have offered all the necessary details there in Persian.