The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is partnering with the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival to launch its first online short story contest, Long Way Home, via the culture360.org platform.
The theme of the Asia-Europe Short Story Contest is travel. In this framework, what is expected from writers is not travel writing but creative writing that uses the theme travel as the premise for a short fiction. It is of particular interest for ASEF to receive stories that highlight Asian perceptions of Europe and vice-versa. This competition seeks stories that give new perspectives on local culture, identities, and traditions in the context of contemporary societies and environments.