Greetings from the Asia-Europe Foundation!

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and its partner the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) are proud to launch the online voting platform for the short story contest: Long Way Home, on


Within a month, a total of 483 entries were received from Asia and Europe and then evaluated by a professional panel of judges appointed by UWRF. 10 shortlisted stories are now featured online and two lucky winners will be chosen by members of the public.

The online contest aims to support emerging writers from ASEM member countries and unveil new talents in the literary field from both regions.

Through this online vote, one Asian and one European winner will be chosen and receive individual cash prizes of SGD 1000 each, as well as flight and accommodation to attend the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in October 2013.


Online voting will close on 1 September 2013 (11:59 pm Singapore SGT) so choose your favourite story now! The two stories* with the largest number of social media 'shares' will be chosen as the winners.


We wish you a happy voting!              

*One story from an Asian writer and one story from a European writer