This year sees the 13th Short Story Competition, featuring stories written by older people and organised by ”la Caixa” Foundation in collaboration with Radio Nacional de España (RNE). There are two categories: micro stories of up to one hundred words and short stories of up to four pages in length. A wonderful opportunity to share stories that are full of imagination and become a part of all of us who read them.
The panel is made up of renowned writers such as Soledad Puértolas and Fernando Schwartz, as well as Ana Vega Toscano, a culture expert at RNE, Miquel Molina, Assistant Director of La Vanguardia newspaper, Luis Gerardo Vacas and José Manuel Casado, winners of the Competition in 2020 in the micro story and short story categories respectively, and Jesús Arroyo, Corporate Director of Communication and Marketing at ”la Caixa” Foundation.
The winning short and micro stories are adapted for the radio and broadcast on Radio Nacional de España, as well as being published in La Vanguardia and on the websites of ”la Caixa” Foundation and RNE. Their authors will also sit on the panel to judge next year's entrants. In recognition of those taking part, all the shortlisted stories are also published in a book produced every two years.
The aim of this initiative is to encourage reading and use of the imagination among the elderly, as well as to demonstrate their abilities, knowledge and value to society. The stories written by older people reflect their lives and all the knowledge they've garnered throughout their years of experience, as well as how they view our history and our time.
Send us your short or micro story by the 29th of July:
By email to: email@example.com
By post to: RNE, Programa Juntos paso a paso, Av. de Radio Televisión, 4, 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid.
Micro stories can also be sent as audio files via WhatsApp to 689 111 777.