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Migration from one EU country to another is a controversial topic currently much in the news. Do you fancy poking this hornets’ nest? Entries featuring or referring to it would be welcome in the British Czech & Slovak Association’s 2015 writing competition.

Fiction or fact – both are welcome. A first prize of £300 and a second prize of £100 will be awarded to the best 1,500 to 2,000-word pieces of original writing in English on the links between Britain and the Czech or Slovak Republics (or their predecessor states), or describing society in transition in the Republics since 1989. Topics can include history, politics, the sciences, economics, the arts or literature.

The writer of this year’s winning entry will be presented with the prize at the BCSA’s annual dinner in London in November 2015. So the prize includes a free dinner for you and a companion ….

The winning entry will be published in the December 2015 issue of the British Czech and Slovak Review and the runner-up in a subsequent issue.

Submissions are invited from individuals of any age, nationality or educational background. Entrants do not need to be members of the BCSA. Entries should be received by 30 June 2015. An author may submit any number of entries. Entry is free.

All entries must be in English, prose, typed with double-spacing and no more than 2,000 words in length. (The recommended minimum is 1,500 words.)

Entries should be submitted by post to the BCSA Prize Administrator, 24 Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3NS, England, or by e-mail to prize@bcsa.co.uk.

For the full submission guidelines apply to the Prize Administrator or see http://www.bcsa.co.uk/specials.html