Cultural Directory of Slovakia - Literary

The Slovak Literary Review/Revue der slowakischen literatur is a twice-yearly magazine, which introduces Slovak literature and its authors to publishers, translators, organisers of literary events and readers around the world. Launched in November 1996 by the National Literary Centre (renamed to the Centre for Information on Literature in 1999), 70 per cent of its content is in English and around 30 percent in German.
Held annually since 1996, this competition is announced by K K Bagala and LCA – Koloman Kertész Bagala, publisher of original Slovak literature. The mission of the competition is to identify new prose writers and to give young talented authors a chance. The competition is public and anonymous. Any author who has written a short story in the Slovak language that has not yet been published may enter it in the competition. Ten authors are awarded annually – the first three places and seven financial prizes.
This literary competition is designed to search for new young prosaic prose writers and encourage their talents. It is named in memory of writer Rudolf Jašík (b 2 December 1919 Turzovka – d 30 July 1960 Bratislava) whose substantial body of literary creation is linked to the Kysuce region. The competition is open to authors aged up to 35 years, with short prose works not previously published. Each year some 50-60 young authors participate in the competition.
Literary Zvolen - literary contest is a national competition in literary writing for authors, members of literary clubs and literary interest groups.