The 2017-18 Competition is Now Open!

Want to enter? See below.

Interested in entering the competition?  Click here for important information about how to enter.

You've finished your story and you're ready to enter the competition?  Click here to fill out the entry form and submit your story.

Please note these important dates:

All entries must be submitted by midnight, Friday, February 16, 2018.

The 2018 Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Munsterhof in Strasbourg.

The Competition Committee would like to thank all those who entered in 2017, and we invite you to return this year, newly inspired and with fresh ideas for your stories.

Remember, the four winning stories from the 2017 competition have been published on our website, and all 20 short-listed stories appear in this year's competition book, Short Stores from Strasbourg -- Top 20 Stories 2017, which is now available for purchase in our online store.


Register Now for New Writing Workshops!

Want to give your writing a little boost?  Want to get a head start on your story for this year's competition?  The Competition Committee has just scheduled four new writing workshops for the 2017-2018 competition cycle, with two more possibly to be added in Germany.  

These workshops are geared towards adults, whether native or non-native speakers, and are designed to teach, guide, and inspire the writer within.  

For a list of dates, times, location, and content of the workshops, and to register, go to Workshops on the menu bar above or click here.


Free the writer within!

A coalition of English speaking associations, representing British, Irish, American and other international communities in Strasbourg, has come together to set up an English short story competition. Our aim is to encourage emerging literary talent and to promote understanding, cooperation and achievement through the English language in Strasbourg, throughout Alsace and the surrounding regions.

The competition is open to everyone, regardless of nationality or native language. There are junior and adult categories (17 and under, 18 years and over), for both native and non-native speakers.

More about the competition...


Previous Competitions

The judges have the challenging task of selecting the 20 short-listed stories and then determining the winners and runners-up in each of the four categories.

Read winning stories by year

Writing workshops

Thanks to the generosity of the United States Embassy in Paris and the U.S. Consul General in Strasbourg we are delighted to offer potential contestants and others the opportunity to exercise their creativity and learn more about the craft of writing through a series of writing workshops for adults and children.

See workshop dates here

Buy the Book!

Each year we produce a book containing the 20 short-listed stories from the competition.

Order your copy here!


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