For those of you who haven’t attended one of the writing workshops t1hat 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 typically free of charge when we have managed to secure sponsorship.
The workshops for the 2020-21 competition cycle are now finished. Please join our mailing list for news of writing circles and any possible workshops.
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.)
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.