Held annually in Ubud, Bali’s artistic and cultural heartland, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is one of Southeast Asia’s largest and most exciting cultural and literary festival. This year the festival will be held from October 1-5, 2014.

The festival organisers have invited writers and publishers to launch new titles at Ubud.

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and its partner the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) have launched an online voting platform for the short story contest, Long Way Home

483 entries were received from Asia and Europe for the contest; a professional panel of judges have shortlisted 10 stories which are now featured online and two lucky winners will be chosen by members of the public.