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Contest and Invitation For Poets – The 9th European Facebook Poetry Festival

Poets from all European countries and from all over the world are invited to participate in the 9th EUROPEAN FACEBOOK POETRY FESTIVAL which will take place on the 10th and the 11th of March 2018 in Novi Sad, Serbia, at Master Hall of Novi Sad Fair, during the International Book Fair. The festival is organized by Banat Cultural Center (BKC) and Novi Sad Fair.
EUROPEAN FACEBOOK POETRY FESTIVAL wants to prove that poetry is an universal creation of human spirit which does not recognize borders and barriers among poets, nations, countries and languages.
The aim of the festival is the gathering of the poets who cooperate on Facebook (by publishing their poems, reading and commenting on each other's poetry), and we want them to meet, to get to know each other in person at the Festival, to hear each other reciting their verses and transform their virtual literary communication into communication in the real world. If anyone is unable to attend, they can still participate at the Festival by posting their poems on the wall of the Festival's Facebook page: European Facebook Poetry Festival.
How to register: Send one unpublished poem written in your native language and your personal data (name, surname, address, phone number) on the following email address: fejsbukfestival@gmail.com The deadline for submission is the 28th of February, 2018. We kindly ask the poets to state in their application whether they will be attending the festival or taking part via Facebook. The poets' participation schedule for the 10th  and  the 11th of March and the exact program of the Festival will be announced in due time.
Judging poems that are received at this year's competition will be conducted in two steps. The winners of the previous eight festivals will select the poems that will be shortlisted (each member of the first instance jury selects 5 poems), while the second instance jury, from a short list, chooses the main winner of the festival.
Members of the first instance jury:  Branka Korać (Netherlands), Jelena Ćirić (Czech Republic), Mitko Gogov (Macedonia), Bogdanka Rakić (Germany), Dejan Popovoć, Group Poeziranje (Montenegro), Elena Askarova (Russia), Mensur Ćatić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Boris Lazić (France), Igor Trpčeski (Macedonia), Todora Škoro (Serbia), Aleksandra Luthander (Sweden), Toni Perdić (Serbia), Mariana Qunbar (Israel), Katarina Mosnak Bagljaš (Slovakia), Zlatko Kraljić (Slovenia).
Members of the jury of second instance from Serbia: Simon Grabovac (chairman), dr Zoran Djerić, Franja Petrinović, Goran Ibrajter and Radovan Vlahović.
Poems that will be shortlisted will be printed in a special anthology „Višeglasje”, which will be published until the next festival. The author of the best poem will be awarded with a publication of her/his new book of poetry.
The first instance jury will announce the decision on the shortlist by the 1st of June, and the second instance jury will announce its decision at the "Poetry republic" event, which is held in November at the Banat Cultural Center in Novo Milosevo. The winner's book will be published until/and promoted on the 10th EUROPEAN FACEBOOK POETRY FESTIVAL.
All the people who write poetry, regardless of their age, gender, religion, nationality or profession have the right to participate at the festival.
For all information you can contact us on an email address: fejsbukfestival@gmail.com