Teatre Auditori of La Vila Joiosa

C/ Concepción Aragonés, 2

This literary competition was created by Felipe Ramis, a teacher and politician from La Vila Joiosa, together with Enrique Cerdán Tato, the 'Premi de les Lletres Valencianes' prize winner, who presided over the jury until shortly before he left us. 

Specifically, on January 31st 1966, the Santa Marta Association (the entity that organises the patron saint's festivities and of which Felipe Ramis was the chronicler) with the collaboration of the Town Council of La Vila Joiosa, organised the I Short Story Competition 'Ciudad de Villajoyosa' with a 'national character' to which 197 short stories were presented.

A few years later, the literary competition was disassociated from the festive entity and started to be organised by the Town Hall. Year after year it consolidates its position among the international literary competitions in Spanish. In 2017 it received almost two thousand submissions.

The aim of the competition is to promote and encourage literary creation among new writers through short stories that must have a maximum length of 8 pages.

Call for entries 2021 (COMING SOON)