Have a great summer!

Thank you to all who entered the competition this year!

Now that the Strasbourg Write A Story competition is over for this year, the Organizing Committee wishes you all a great summer of fun and writing.

The Short-listed Stories for 2023

Winners and Runners-Up

Under 18, native speaker

“Mr Capgras and the solipsist” by Isabella LOTVONEN WINNER

“The screams of silence” by Raja EL AGHAR – RUNNER-UP

“Going home” by Lorelei CLARKE

“Charlie” by Analise DURIGA

“Anonymous User” by Nouria HACI DANIELL

Under 18, non-native speaker

“Golden” by Lola HUBER  – WINNER

“Radish Thursday” by Louisa MANGRAU – RUNNER-UP

“If I were you (Sirius)” by Bana BAYRAMOVA

“Time Runs Out” by Tess BONVALOT

“Facing the Moon” by Lucilla MANCIOCCHI

Adult, native speaker

“Neighbors” by Sheila O’LAUGHLIN  – WINNER

“Found Object: Two Men Drinking (obverse) Figure (reverse)” by Kit SAMARA – RUNNER-UP

“The Mothers in Me” by Lauretta ALONGE

‘Running into your ex” by Kate BRADD

“No going back” by Rachel IVES

Adult, non-native speaker

“Heroes” by Jasmin HEISING – WINNER

“Aladdin-Zidane or The Man of My Dreams” by Birgitt KRUMBÖCK – RUNNER-UP

“The girl who cried wolf “ by Cornelia KLEIN

“The tesserae necromancers” by Maylandie KUNTZ

“Red Balloons” by Arzu TUNER

Strasbourg Write a Story 2023

Buy the 2023 Book

Our latest compilation of the competition’s shortlisted stories, Short Stories from Strasbourg 2023: Top 20 Stories, is available for sale here! And don’t forget that you can likewise order our other compilations from years two through eight on our online store. (Unfortunately, copies of the first year’s compilation are no longer available.)

Our Free 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. Click here for more information and to register. 

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