Deadline for Submission of Literary Works to the “BAY LEAF” Contest Prolonged
The deadline for submission of translated works has been prolonged until July 31, 2022, considering the numerous applications of those willing to participate in the “BAY LEAF” (“Dəf(i)nə yarpağı”) Literary Contest.
* Small excerpts of prose and poetry, translated from the original into Azerbaijani in 2020-2022, are accepted for the contest:
- prose – up to 20.000 signs.
- poetry– up to 100 hemistiches.
* The author shall submit only one book to the contest.
* There is no age limit for candidates.
For prose and poetry:
I place (award) – AZN 2,000 (two thousand)
II place (award) – AZN 1,000 (one thousand)
III place (award) – AZN 500 (five hundred)
Incentive Award – AZN 300 (three hundred)
* The translated work with attached original text must be sent by e-mail (email@example.com), or must be submitted in 5 hard copies;
* Participants not meeting the Contest Rules will be rejected.
* Copy of ID card;
* Contact details.
Address: 74 A. Topchubashov Street, Baku city
Phone: (012) 595 10 69
Cell: (055) 988 89 30 (whatsup)
Orkhan Fikretoglu’s creativity on Spanish Literary Portal
“Alquibla”, the popular Spanish literature portal, has posted in Spanish the short story “The Tale of the Last Valiant” by Orkhan Fikretoglu, a popular Azerbaijani writer, as part of the AzSTC project “Azerbaijan Literature in an International Virtual World.”
The Book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia” Presented in Tbilisi
The presentation ceremony of the book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia” dedicated to the “Year of Heydar Aliyev” and published by the leading Georgian “Merani” Publishing House has been held in Tbilisi. In her opening speech at the event launched in the large assembly hall of the Parliament of Georgia Makvala Gonashvili, the Chairman of the Writers’ Union of Georgia and winner of the Rustaveli State Prize, spoke about Heydar Aliyev’s decisive role in the political, economic and social life of Georgia in the difficult periods of its history and energy projects thanks to which fundamental changes in the field of policy and economic realities in the region had been achieved. Then, Afag Masud, the Board Chair of the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre and People’s Writer took the floor.
The Book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia” Is Out
The book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founder of modern Azerbaijan, the world-famous political figure Heydar Aliyev, has been published in Tbilisi by the joint efforts of the Georgian intelligentsia and the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre (AzSTC).