National Short Story Contest “Rashko Sugarev” 2016

On April 21, 2016, in the bookstore “Helicon – Vitosha”, prizes from the nineteenth edition of the competition for published short story for authors up to 35 years of age “Rashko Sugarev” were awarded. At the beginning, the attendees honored with a minute’s silence the memory of the deceased recently writer and jury member Lyuben Petkov. Georgi Velichkov spoke about his work.

Deyan Enev analyzed the thematic and stylistic diversity of the stories presented in 2016, and specifically reviewed the 27 applications, many of which expressed innovative, modern trends in our newest fiction. He presented the collection “Love at all times”, containing the honored stories by 40 authors in the “Rashko Sugarev” contest from the establishment of the prize in 1998 to 2014.

The jury awarded: First prize to Zornitsa Garkova for the story “They never say”; Second prize to Bianca-Maria Zhelyazkova for “Fathers for adoption”; Third prize to Alexander Tsonkov for “The Ninth Life”.