Swiss Creative Writing Prize

Please note: The Swiss Creative Writing Prize is going ahead and we are still accepting submissions. Due to the Coronavirus, we are currently considering how to manage the Prize-giving and the Anthology. However, all submissions will be judged and prizes will be awarded. We look forward to reading your submissions.

Submissions have been extended. 

Submissions for the 2019-2020 Swiss Creative Writing Prize are now open.

Any student in the Swiss public education system studying for a Swiss high-school certificate/examination is invited to submit work in the following categories:

  • Short Story (up to 1,000 words, either fiction or narrative non-fiction)
  • Poetry (up to two poems of any length)

This year, writer and editor Jon Steele is judging the short story prize. Before submitting please remember to read about Jon, think about the theme he has chosen and what he is looking for. Don’t forget to read the short story rules.

This year, prize-winning poet Yun Wei is judging the poetry prize. Don’t forget to read about Yun, understand what she is looking for in a poem, understand the theme and read the poetry prize rules.

You can submit work from now until midday, Friday 3rd April.

Best of luck!