Spanish-language narrative journalism award seeks entries



Journalists who have written unpublished narrative journalism pieces in Spanish can participate in this contest.

To promote narrative journalism in Latin America, the Escuela Móvil de Periodismo Portátil and the Universidad de Guadalajara have announced the third edition of Las Nuevas Plumas - Concurso de Crónicas Inéditas en Español (New writers - Unpublished Spanish Narrative Journalism Award).

Anyone interested in narrative journalism who is 35 or younger can participate. Applicants should submit an edited but unpublished piece of narrative journalism written in Spanish (translations will not be accepted).

The maximum length is 20,000 characters, including spaces. Each author can submit one entry, and should include an autobiography that does not exceed 5,000 characters.

Submissions will be judged based on the narrative quality, the originality of the story and the depth of reporting.

The winning entry will be published by the contest's media sponsors. The author of the winning entry will also be invited to the XXVI International Book Fair of Guadalajara, and will receive a cash prize of US$2,000.

The submission deadline is August 20.

For more information in Spanish, click here.