Twelfth ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Literary Prize for Bulgarian Novel of the Year


In May 2023, NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ will, for the twelfth time, award its National Literary Prize for Bulgarian Novel of the Year, in order to stimulate and promote contemporary fiction. Publishers and authors of novels published in Bulgarian for the first time in 2022 are eligible to apply for the 2023 competition.


A jury selected by the Fund’s Management Council will nominate six finalists, from which the prize-winner will be chosen.


The deadline for submission of novels in six copies is 10 February 2022. They should be sent to the Fund’s headquarters at this address: 1, Prof. Vasil Gerov Sq., Lozenets Qtr., Sofia 1421.


For further information, please contact Adriana Meshkova, our competitions, awards and projects specialist, at this email address: