Mentor magazine is announcing a

Competition Open to the General Public and a Nationwide Gathering »Neighbour of your Shore 2013«

Is intended for authors who - regardless of their citizenship – live in Slovenia (momentarily or permanently), and write predominantly in their mother tongue (not Slovenian).



1. Eligible texts

Prose and dramatic texts – up to 10 pages (can be fragments of longer texts), poetry – up to 15 poems. Attached translations in Slovene will be welcomed, but they are not obligatory.


2. Anonymous entries

All entries should be anonymous and should include an identification code and a special envelope or email attachment with the following data: name and surname of the author, home address, year of birth, education and profession, telephone number, email address. This data will be used solely for the purposes of this competition.


3. Jury

The received texts will be read by a professional jury of literature experts in individual languages, who will select the authors of the best texts and invite them to the nationwide gathering (a maximum of fifteen authors). The selected texts will be published in the magazine Paralele. The authors will agree to have their texts published without receiving a fee.


4. Application

The authors should send in their works by Friday, 15th March 2013 in the original (not in Slovenian) to the following email address: or in duplicate to the following address: Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti, revija Mentor, Štefanova 5, 1000 Ljubljana, with the postscript »Sosed tvojega brega 2013«.

The nationwide gathering Neighbour of your shore 2013 will be prepared together with the branch in Novo mesto, and will take place on 21st and 22nd June 2013, within the frame of the week of culture. The programme will include literary and translation workshops, lectures, literary-musical recitals by selected authors, as well as presentations of new books by participating authors and guests.



Barbara RIGLER
, MSc

managing editor of the Mentor magazine and independent adviser for literary activities


T: (01) 2410 516
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