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 Strasbourg Write A Story competition is back and ready to go.
The Ninth Competition Is In The Works
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.
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.)
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.