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In Libros de las Malas Compañías we are organising the 3rd edition of the illustrated album contest La gente también cuenta (People also count). In this third edition of our contest we wanted to give voice and prominence to an oppressed and invisible collective, as we have done in previous editions, with homeless people and people with autism.

This year, the competition focuses on transgender people, with the title TRANS people also count. From our publishing house we want to celebrate the new trans law promoted this year and give a space and an opportunity for this collective to be protagonist and participant in our country’s literature and culture.

Like any person or organization, aware and educated of the cause, we fervently support the LGTBIQ+ cause, as it represents a defence of the most basic, international and essential human rights, which we should all defend for anyone. The possibility to love, to feel, to express oneself, to be, cannot be limited or suppressed by anyone or anything.

We believe that the improvement of living conditions and the increasing representation of transgender people in society is an improvement and an advance in society as a whole, as it makes us more open, tolerant and inclusive.

For this reason, this third contest focuses on transgender people.

The implementation of the trans law is not only a triumph for the LGTBIQ+ community, but also for the rest of the people. It helps us to create a new model of a country in which we are more aware of other realities and more diverse, in which all the rights and freedoms of everyone who make up this social scenario are represented and included.

You can have a look at the contest rules using the following link:

But we would like to give you a summary of the most important points of the contest:

Any person of legal age can participate, from anywhere in the world, with the only condition that it must be a work in Spanish.

It must be an unpublished work that has not participated in any other contest.

The prize of the contest is the publication of the work.

Deadline: from 1 May 2023 to 1 September 2023. Works must be sent to the following e-mail address with the subject: ILLUSTRATED ALBUM COMPETITION TRANS people count too.

Length: maximum 36 pages (18 double-page) not counting legal pages, title page, flyleaves or covers.

In the mail, it must be included a document with the text and a minimum of three full colour illustrations, and the rest, at least, sketches.

If you have any doubts, we will answer them by email:

We are looking forward to reading your texts, come on!

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