Flash-Fiction EACWP Contest

This initiative aims to promote and encourage literary creation in Europe, bringing European writers together in a joint competition. Some of the aims of this contest are:

  • To encourage a European citizenship through cultural and literary interchange.
  • To promote creative writing in the different European languages as a way to preserve our valuable linguistic histories.
  • To foster talent within the field of creative writing in Europe.

What is it about

The contest is open to any participant living in Europe (including countries culturally linked to Europe such as Russia, Turkey, and Israel). Only EACWP representatives, teachers and staff cannot participate.Participants must present a 100 words flash-fiction text. The story must be set in Europe.

The final winner will be awarded a cash prize of 600€ plus travel and accommodation in Brussels for two nights, during the next EACWP International Conference in September, 2018.

How to participate

The contest starts at 13.00 (Central European Time: CET) next January 15th (2018). The web forms in each participating language will be available until March, 1 (2018) at 13.00. Submissions will be open for one month and a half.Contestants just need to select the language of participation in order to access to its requirements and correct web form in each case. Access will be available on the day the contest starts (not before) and it will be open only over the period of submissions (from January, 15 to March, 1).

The languages of the 2018 Edition are the following ones. At this moment the contest is close for participation (since March, 1, 2018).

You can read the 14 European winners here and vote for your favourite here.

  • Catalan
  • Dutch
  • Danish
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

Leading institution for each language