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Short story contest on women launched

The art-culture publishing house of Ho Chi Minh City has launched a short story writing contest on modern women and their thoughts about work and gender equality.

The information was revealed at a press conference in HCM City on December 22. The competition is open to all Vietnamese citizens at home and abroad as well as overseas Vietnamese.
All submissions must be short stories, though there is no specific word limit, and must be unpublished.

The entries are written in Vietnamese and submitted to the address of the art-culture publishing house No.88-90 Ky Con, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City or to the email address

The contest will present one first prize worth 20 million VND (856 USD), one second prize worth 15 million VND (642 USD), two third prizes each worth 10 million VND (428 USD) and four fourth prizes each worth 5 million VND (214 USD).

The awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on Vietnamese Women’s Day October 20, 2019.

The contest is sponsored by a project from the LiBeratupreis-Frankfurt 2018 that honoured Vietnamese writer Nguyen Ngoc Tu for the German version of her book Canh dong bat tan (Endless Field).

At the press conference, Tu said she will use the award money (around 6,000 EUR) to implement women-related literature projects.

She hoped the contest will receive support from literature lovers and their stories will help share love to all women in society.