2017 competition open for entries from 4 Dec 2016 until 4 Feb 2017

The Strasbourg Write a Story organising committee is delighted to announce that our English-language short story competition will be running for a fourth year this winter, with story submissions accepted between 4 December 2016 and 4 February 2017.

Thanks to a generous grant from the US Embassy, this year we are offering free entry to the first 100 junior entrants and extending our program of free creative writing workshops for children and adults!

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!

Partners

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