Short Story Competition: “Poland” & Bruno Schulz

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Litro is launching an exciting opportunity for all writers. In preparation for our Polish issue in June and in association with the Polish Cultural Institute London, we are running a short story competition inspired by Polish writer Bruno Schulz.

The winner’s work will be published in Litro Magazine’s June issue and showcased at a London Underground Station.

Bruno Schulz
Bruno Schulz

The theme is “Poland,” with particular reference to Schulz’s short story collection, The Street of Crocodiles. For inspiration, check out the Brothers Quay’s eerie 1980’s stop-motion animation of the same name, or Jonathan Safron Foer’s die-cut adaptation, Tree of Codes.


  • The competition is open to all.
  • Each entrant is limited to just one story, no more than 300 words long.
  • Closing date is 20 April 2013
  • Winners will be announced on 30 May 2013
  • All entries should be sent to:





  1. Frankly, I am somewhat shocked that you consider Foer ‘inspiration’. It is what school girls did with the Beatles books in the 1960s pumped out to exploit the market of the records. Childish, emperor’s clothes for the gullible. Zero respect for the original material of a craftsman, to exploit for self-benefit. It is in the dictionary under plagiarism.

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