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
The 2019-2020 Competition Is Now Open!
Submit your story by February 15, 2020
The 2019-2020 competition has now begun! The Organising Committee will be accepting entries until the deadline, midnight, February 15, 2020.
A new round of workshops for the Strasbourg area is also underway, with one each month through February and one in April. Please go to the workshop schedule for more information and to register. Likewise, a workshop will be held in Freiburg, Germany sometime in January. Check back for further details.
The Organising Committee is looking forward to another year of seeing the results of you finding the writer within!
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.
Whether you've attended several workshops or none at all, check out the schedule of workshops for this year on our Workshops page. Based on past years' experience, it's advisable to register as early as possible because places are limited and they can go fast.
Buy the 2019 book now!
This year's compilation of the competition's shortlisted stories, Top 20 Short Stories from Strasbourg 2019, 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.