The 2019 Sozopol Fiction Seminars, sponsored by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, was held from June 13 to June 17 in Sozopol, Bulgaria. The 2019 event focused on writing about immigration. The conference featured workshops, lectures, readings, roundtable discussions, and individual consultations with faculty for fiction writers working in Bulgarian or English. The faculty included fiction writers Christopher Castellani, Andrew Cowan, Kapka Kassabova, and Virginia Zaharieva. There was no fee to attend the seminars; ten scholarships, which included tuition, lodging, and some travel expenses, were given to five fiction writers working in English and five working in Bulgarian. Writers of any nationality were eligible. Using the online submission system, writers submitted 10 to 20 pages of fiction, a statement of purpose, a bio, and a letter of recommendation (sent directly to the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation) by February 25. There was no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Sozopol Seminars, Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, 15 Lyuben Karavelov Street, 1142 Sofia, Bulgaria. Simona Ilieva, Coordinator.