The Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Institute of the Mediterranean
have launched the seventh edition of the international competition of
short stories and tales “A Sea of Words”, aimed at young people from the
43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area.
This year, the competition is aimed at producing stories or short stories
focused on the fight against racist and discriminatory speech online.
Participants should be young people between 18 and 30 years old, who are
citizens of one of the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean space.
The short stories must be original and unpublished works, of maximum 2,500
words and can be written in any of the official languages of the
They must address issues related to intercultural dialogue, mainly of a
political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental nature.
The authors of the 15 best short stories will be awarded with the
publication of their short stories and will also be invited to the awards’
presentation ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on 20th October 2014.
During the days following the awards’ presentation, the winners of the
contest will be invited to participate in a programme of cultural visits
Short stories should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 June 2014,