25 February 2019
Contest to publish literary magazines

Writers' House, with support of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia announces contest to publish literary magazines.

The goal of the contest is activation and popularization of literary processes in the country (prose, poetry, dramaturgy etc.) bringing forward works of Georgian literature, development of literary criticism supporting periodic publications.

The contest is held within the frames of the priority "promoting Georgian book and literature" of the program "Promoting culture" (30 10 02),  approved by the decree N 71 of the Minister of Culture issued on January 24th, 2019. 

Terms of contest

 Legal entities publishing literary periodicals with at least 1 year of experience in the field are eligible to apply. 

The contest budget is Gel 132 000. The contest committee decides the number of winner projects and the amount of funding for each project.  

The presented project must meet the following criteria:  

a)   The works of Georgian authors of all generations (preferably also unpublished), debutant writers and translators must be equally printed in periodicals

b)  Works of literary criticism and essay writing must be presented

c)   Separate section must be allocated for ongoing contemporary literary processes in the world 

Within the frames of the contest, the contestant has the right to present only one project application.   

Priority may be given to the contestant whose project considers partners’ financial or other type of co-participation.

The starting date of project is April 1st and the completion is December 15th.

 The winner authors will sign the contract, that will define the obligations of parties.


Terms for presenting the contest projects

The contestants must present the following documents:

a)   a letter addressed to the director of Writers’ House – Natalia Lomouri

b)  Project application according to attachment 1

c)   In case of financial or other type of co-participation partners, a document certifying co-participation (contract or letter)

d)  Document public registry about the organization implementing the project

e)   Technical parameters of edition and printing costs presented the publishing house and accompanied by 3 complete invoices (market research)

f)    Concept of publication presented electronically (PDF or PowerPoint on CD or DVD) maquette is also allowed.

g)  List of editorial board (CV-s)

h)  Written consent/permission for magazine publication by the author and/or person having a copyright of the magazine.

i)    Bank requisites (document issue by the bank)

The contestant has the right to change the presented application and/or present additional documentation, only before the deadline for submissions.


Contest Committee

 The contest committee will reveal the winner based on grading system, according to the following criteria:



Assessment criteria


The project’s relevance to the goals and terms of the contest


Expected results of the project (sustainability)


Relevance of the budget to project goal


  Experience in implementation of similar projects





 In case no application meets the terms of the contest, the contest committee will announce the contest as void. 

The contest committee is entitled to make decisions about:

a)   revealing the contest winner

b)  the amount of funding for each winner project


The contest committee is entitled to request the contestant to present any additional information (i.e. estimate) regarding the application, within the frames of funding defined by the committee.

The committee’s request about additional and/or specified information (attachment 2) will be sent electronically to the contestant by the email of the committee’s secretary’s work email (info@writershouse.ge).

 The contestant is obliged to send the requested information to the committee within three days.

 In case the contestants fail to present the information, or present it with errors or after the deadline, they will be removed the contest.

 The committee’s decision is reflected in committee meeting minutes which is signed by the head of the committee and all members.

 The committee’s decision is presented to the director of Writers’ House who issues a statement regarding the funding of the winners.

Before implementation of the project, the winner organizations will sign the contract.

Contest deadline

Submission of applications starts on February 25th 2019 and the deadline is March 14th (15:00) at Writers’ House at the following address: Tbilisi, 13 IV. Machabeli St.


Consultation related to application presentation and other contest related issues will be held at Writers’ House on March 4th, at 14:00, at the following address: Tbilisi, 13 Iv. Machabeli St.  

 Information about winner projects will be publicly available at the web sites of Writers’ House (www.writershouse.ge) and the Ministry of Culture (www.mes.gov.ge) no later than March 27th, 2019

 After completion of contest, the contest application and attached documents will not be returned to the contestant by the Ministry.

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