Strasbourg Write A Story Competition
Free the writer within!
Discover original stories from previous years
Exercise your creativity and learn more about the craft of writing
Buy the competition book
Order your copy of the 20 short-listed stories from each competition
Important Announcement Regarding the Competition
Due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, the Awards Ceremony and the final workshop, both scheduled for April 25, have been postponed indefinitely.
Once the situation changes to the point where there is negligible or no risk, the Organising Committee will reschedule these events and announce the new dates and times here and via our mailing list. The announcement of the winners and runners-up will, of course, likewise be postponed unti that time.
Until then, please stay safe and take every precaution, for yourselves and for others, to prevent the further spread of this disease.
For those of you who haven't attended one of the 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 always free of charge.
The final workshop of this year's cycle has unfortuantely been put on hold due to the Coronavirus situation. Once it has been rescheduled, you['ll be able to register on our Workshops page.
Buy the 2020 book now!
This year's compilation of the competition's shortlisted stories, Short Stories from Strasbourg: Top 20 Short Stories from Strasbourg 2020, is available for purchase! For more information and to order your copy, go to our online store.
And don't forget that you can likewise order the compilations from years two through five of the competition at our online store. (Unfortunately, copies of the first year's compilation are no longer available.)
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.