We're back!

The Strasbourg Write A Story competition is back and ready to go.

The Ninth Competition Begins On 1 January

Yes, after a year's hiatus, the Organising Committee is now preparing for its ninth competition cycle and its first since 2021.

Here are the key dates:

Competition opens for submissions -- 1 January 2023

Deadline for submissions -- 24 February 2023

Awards Ceremony -- 13 May 2023

As usual, to help you to prepare your short story for the competition and to improve your writing generally, the Committee is likewise offering a slate of free workshops. Click here for further information and the workshop schedule.


Free the writer within!

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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...


Writing workshops

For those of you who haven't attended one of the free writing workshops that the competition offers, they are designed to give your writing a little boost and help you to get a head start on your story for the competition.  They are geared towards adults, whether native or non-native speakers, and are meant to teach, guide, and inspire you, the writer.  The workshops are free of charge.

For more information on the workshops for the 2022-23 competition cycle and to register, please visit our workshops page.

Buy the 2021 book now!

This year's compilation of the competition's shortlisted stories, Short Stories from Strasbourg Top 20 Stories 2021, is now available for pre-order! Copies will be available on April 17. For more information and to pre-order your copy, go to our online store.

And don't forget that you can likewise order the compilations from years two through six on our online store. (Unfortunately, copies of the first year's compilation are no longer available.)


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

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.

More Info

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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