Finding and promoting young literary talents is what the new “Young Storyteller Award 2021” from the story.one platform aims to do in cooperation with the Sepp Schellhorn Scholarship, Thalia and ORF III. From February 15 to August 15, authors up to 35 years of age from German-speaking countries are invited to write their stories on story.one, to publish them as a book and submit them free of charge. Three winners will receive two weeks “writing in residence” at the Seehof in Goldegg.
“A beautiful place, quiet and lots of time” is an “unbelievably great gift” to be able to write, said writer Eva Menasse in the online press conference on Friday. She is one of the winners of the already existing Sepp Schellhorn scholarship, which is now being rolled out to the next generation with the new award. Sepp Schellhorn said he couldn’t donate money, but he could give artists the opportunity to concentrate on themselves. That is why he made a stay with full board available to the award winners in his artist house in Goldegg.
The winner will also receive a contract with the Marcel Hartges literature and film agency and the book title will be placed in Thalia bookstores and an appearance in the ORF III book magazine “erLesen”. From Monday, texts of all kinds – with the exception of poetry and fantasy – can be written on the literature platform. After publication as a book, a jury will select the winners in August.
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