The councilman of Culture, Jesus Basauri, informed the Literary Short Story Contest "Alfonso Martínez Mena, organized by the council, which comes one year to the town in its ninth edition.
This contest is a writing contest last year with the participation of 950 works, the largest share of history, works of great quality that always makes the work of the jury to choose a winner.
The works entered in the contest must be written in Spanish, the subject is free and the originals must be original and have not been rewarded in any other competition.
The stories have a maximum of eight pages, written on a computer or typed double-spaced and on one side, with size 12.
It will establish two prizes: a $ 3,000 first prize and second prize of 1500 euros.
The amount of both awards will be subject to withholding tax rules that establish and shared or may be declared void.
The works must be submitted in triplicate and signed with pseudonym, was included in a sealed envelope, along with the title of the work.
Inside the envelope shall contain the author's identity, telephone number, current address, email address (if any), photocopy of ID card and a brief resume.
The organization shall establish a file of participants, confidentiality, to provide a database for the following competitions.
The originals will be sent to the following address: City Library Alhama de Murcia, Centro Cultural Plaza Vieja ", n Âº 1, 30840 Alhama de Murcia, indicating on the envelope for the" Literary Contest IX Alfonso Martinez-Mena. "
The deadline ends on January 31, 2009 at 20:00.
The panel of judges will be composed of persons related to the world of literature: teachers, writers and critics.
Their names will be announced when it published the title of the winning works.
The authors and titles of the winning works will be announced on April 18, 2009 and will be announced on the website of the City, www.alhamademurcia.es and the local media and regional.
The act of awards will be held in the Plenary Hall of the City of Alhama, Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 20:30.
The mayor took the opportunity to publicly congratulate the author that gives its name to this event "Alfonso Martínez Mena" for being the winner of Clarín 2008 with his story "The girl and the star."
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia