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U.S. Publishing Firm Sponsors Competition for Best Israeli Fiction

Random House, a New York publishing firm, today announced its annual sponsorship of the Random House Israel Fiction Competition, with an ultimate goal of making creative Israeli writing known to the entire English-speaking world. Only Israeli authors are eligible for the competition, and submissions are limited to original novels in Hebrew not published prior to the date of the announcement.

Random House will offer an immediate payment of $2,500 to the author of the winning novel as an advance against royalties. In addition, the publisher will finance the translation of the novel into English, publish it in the United States, and handle its publication throughout the world (except where it appears in the Hebrew language) on behalf of the author. The closing date for entries in the competition is December 31, 1965.