Kristián Lazarčík: Self-help
 – Slovakia

Born in 1999, he is a screenwriting student at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He received a prize in the Short Story 2021 competition for his short prose Betrayal (Zrazenina), and in 2022, he also became the laureate for the short story Self-help. Currently, he contributes as an editor to the LGBTI+ community magazine QYS and is working on his debut book, which is being prepared for winter publication by KK Bagala.