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The deadline to enter Hourglass Literary Magazine’s International Writing competition has been extended to May 31st!

Dear Writers,

Hourglass Literary Magazine’s publisher Biblioner and our 2nd international contest’s organizing committee have decided to make an extension of the deadline for authors writing in English only. Please note that the submission window for authors writing in the BCMS languages is closed. The reason for this is that the low number of submissions in English language, along with the absence of submitted entries in Best Essay category, compared with the nearly 2000 submissions in the BCMS languages would make evaluating and judging process biased and unfair against authors writing in English. It would create a flawed contest. But Hourglass Literary Magazine will remain a multicultural journey and journal, and this deadline extension helps us achieve that goal.

For all of you who still have not done it, we solicit your contribution. The contest itself is international, without theme or genre boundaries. Navigate to: www.hourglassonline.org/contest/ or www.hourglass.submittable.com to read full guidelines and the general criteria of the competition.

Authors who participate in our 2nd contest are entitled to submit an additional “piece” for only $9. Simply e-mail us at contest (at) hourglassonline.org and we will provide you with Submittable’s link.

The jury will begin evaluating submissions at the beginning of the May. There is plenty of time for you to write/edit your story, essay or poem!

Meanwhile, although from time to time we do encounter obstacles, common for the region of the former Yugoslavia, Hourglass Literary Magazine has been praised by many people, both writers and readers. This year we are sponsored by the great Literature and Latte (Scrivener) and The Literary Encyclopedia. A debt of gratitude is owed to the ZEEN101 company who sponsored us with Digital Editions feature, as seen in giants like The NewYorker, Paris Review or Granta, so let us take this opportunity to reveal, unveil our plans: Hourglass Literary Magazine will soon launch its first Bosnian bilingual platform based on a digital subscriptions model, and while we will feature our issues readable via browser, we plan to dive into waters of digital publishing with special editions, meaning: there will be plenty of space for all authors.

Thank you and Happy Writing!

On behalf of the board members, editors and the jury,


Hourglass Literary Magazine


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