• The Helion National Short Stories Award, 33rd edition, had the following winners:

    • First Prize
      Alexandra Ioana Bunariu (București) – Clovnul Mecanic (Clockwork Clown)
    • Second Prize
      Adrian Tănase (Pitești) – Eram doi (Together)
      Liviu Braicu (București) – Labirintul începe de jos (The labyrinth)
      Luminița Manole (Iași) – Agentul secret și containerul alb (The secret agent and the white container)
    • Third Prize
      Ioana Iulia Enache (București) – Veritas
      Victor Cilincă (Galați)  – “Badmintoon” sau „În negrul ţipător” (“Badmintoon” or “Flashy darkness”)
      Mihai Dinu (București) – Muncitorul necalificat (The labourer)
    • Honourable mentions
      Eliza Raluca Luchian (Onești) – Galaxia Sopranei (Soprano’s Galaxy)
  • The Helion Online Magazine, issue number 91, was released, containing the following short stories:
    • Imuabila schimbare (Immutable change) by Mihail Toma
    • Codul sursă al umanității (The source code of humanity) by Borislav Velimirovici
    • Recrudescent by Daniel Ene
    • În munți (In the mountains) by Daniel Timariu
  • Book launches:
    • Singurătatea Singularității (Secluded Singularity), by Alex Lamba, 7 December, Humanitas Library, Brașov
    • Teodora Anghel’s debut novel, Cântec pentru nemurire (A song for immortality), 7 December, „Dante Alighieri” High School, București and 9 December, Brănești Community Center
    • Shared book launch, 13 December, Esotera Library, Timișoara: Lucian-Vasile Szabo, Cătălina Fometici, Cristian Vicol, Ciprian Baciu and Daniel Timariu

Translated by Marius Gordan Jr.

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