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2015 Eurocon Writing Competition Decided


The writing contest by the Eurocon 2015 with the topic “Fantastic St. Petersburg”  has been decided ! Submissions were accepted in English and Russian language. The result will be a bilingual anthology with twenty Russian stories (and three of them also translated into English) and three English texts (that will also be translated into Russian).


The English winners are:

Nick Adigu-Burke: City of Dreams (UK, Manchester)
Nina Horvath: Inside Saint Petersburg, Light Years Away (Austria, Linz)
Andrii Zakrevckyi: Catchers of Misfortune (Ukraine, Ternopil)

The Russian winners are:

Natalia Aniskova – Saigon

Dmitry Bogutskyi – Plot’ ot ploti

Vasilyeva – Sycheva

Yekaterina A.  – Petro et Petra

Anna Gorelysheva – Sredi zhivyh (Among the Living)

Ivan Zvyagin – Platforma Svjatopetrovskoe (Platform Svyatopetrovskoe)

Yuriy Kuznetsov – I u kamnya yest’ dusha (And the Stone has a Soul)

Timur Maksiutov  –Veter s zaliva (Wind from the Gulf )

Arkadiy Margulis

Vitaliy Kaplan – Martirolog “Sploshnoj fasady” (Martyrology “Solid facades”)

Konstantin Pimeshkov – Chudovishhe kanala Griboedova ( The Beast from the Griboyedov Canal )

Aleksey Smirnov – Chizhik-Pyzhik

Svetlana Tulina – Nesmeyan

Sergey Udalin – Iskra nadezhdy (Spark of Hope)

Sergey Utkin – Prohodnye (Globe)

Aleksandr Shchegolev –  L’vy i grifony (Lions and Griffins )

Elena Shchetinina  – Gorod za stenoj (The City Behind the Wall)

Yulia Anya Eff – Gorod i tarakany (The City and the Cockroaches)

Marina Yasinskaya – Hudozhnik v dushe (Artist at Heart)

The jury will also decide for a first place out of these submissions. He or she will receive a reward of 5.000 rubles (72,14 euros/80,81 US dollars/52,52 british pound sterlings).

The 2015 EUROCON, April 23 to April 26, 2015 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.


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Nina Horvath has studied at the University of Vienna. Her mother tongue is German. She is a keen author of short stories and published over two dozens in zines and anthologies. Her favourite genre is science-fiction. She had also been editor of the short story collections "Die Schattenuhr", "Metamorphosen - Auf den Spuren H.P. Lovecrafts" and "Darwins Schildkröte". In 2012 she won the awards "Vincent Preis" for the best horror anthology and the "Deutscher Phantastik Preis" for the best fantastic short story. (This one was also 3rd at the "DSFP" for the best science-fiction story.)


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