Puchi Award Book Projects

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PLEASE NOTE: 2021 call for submisions begins on December 15th 2020. We’re looking for a book.

La Casa Encendida and Fulgencio Pimentel
are pleased to present the fourth Puchi award.

The competition is open to books in any genre or form:
fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, picture books,
essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above
or any other type imaginable. We’re looking for one-of-a-kind book, or even a whole new kind of book.

The Puchi award will be governed by the following rules:

This competition is open to literary and graphic projects of any kind that stand out by virtue of their premise, literary and graphic quality, originality, unconventionality or mould-shattering conception. A book can contain everything and anything, and that is precisely what this contest wants: fiction and non-fiction, essays, informative literature, poetry, illustration, comics, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type of work.

The aim of this award is to shine a spotlight on works of the highest quality and originality.


All authors of legal age from Spain or any other country are eligible to submit one or more original, unpublished works.


Projects may be submitted between 15th December 2020 and 18th February 2021 at 14:00 (GTM+1), both dates included. Submissions sent before or after this period will not be accepted.


The winner will receive a cash prize of €8,000 (VAT and all other taxes included, as an advance on the rights of the published work) and have his/her work published and distributed by Fulgencio Pimentel.

Excepcionally, a Special Jury Award may be awarded. This excepcional award would imply the project publication.


Projects must be submitted via the form posted on La Casa Encendida website.

Contestants may submit only finished works that have never been published, at least not with an ISBN and/or for commercial distribution.

La Casa Encendida and Fulgencio Pimentel will have the final say regarding design and production aspects of the book.

Projects must be accompanied by either the pseudonym or real name of the author (or authors, in the case of collaborative works).

Each application must include:

  • A completed entry form
  • A curriculum vitae (one for each author)
  • National ID, foreign resident ID or passport
  • Brief summary of the work and statement of motivation (max. 2,000 characters with spaces)
  • List of production requirements, if any (max. 1,000 characters with spaces)
  • Finished work or in original language (PDF or Word document).
  • Provisional translation into English of at least two pages of the work.

Works may be written in any language, although a provisional translation into English of at least two pages must also be submitted. The entry form, curriculum vitae, summary and statement of motivation, and production requirements must all be submitted in English.

Materials may be uploaded to the website in the following formats:

  • PDF up to 15 MB
  • Images: JPG up to 10 MB; images must measure 900 x 540 (w x h), with one side equal to and the other side equal to or less than the stipulated measurements for width and height, according to the proportions of the original image (maximum of 15 images)

Previous works may also be shown, following the guidelines provided on the website.

Submitted works that do not comply with these requirements will be disqualified by the jury.




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