Casa de las Américas has launched a call for applications for its literary award. Novels, short stories, and essays must be unpublished and explore artistic/literary themes or be testimonial literature. Authors from Brazil will also be able to enter works of fiction written in Portuguese and published in Portuguese in 2009–2010. Hispanic American authors and essayists of all nationalities who register this year must meet certain requirements. For more on these conditions and how to apply, please visit the Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean.