For the third year in a row, the Young Storyteller Award recognizes an up-and-coming generation of talented authors.
Thalia, the leading bookseller in the German-speaking world, pursues a vision in which content counts and spiritual nourishment enriches people and society. For this reason, the company, in collaboration with the innovative storytelling platform story.one, has set itself the goal of discovering young talents in writing and storytelling and offering them a new platform.
Who can participate?
Young Storyteller Award 2023 for aspiring authors aged 14 to 35. (Symbolic image) © SvetlanaKarner/Imago
The Young Storyteller Award, a competition originally launched in Austria, is now opening its doors for the first time to all talented young authors in Germany and Austria. The expert jury will have the honour of evaluating the entries. Writing enthusiasts between the ages of 14 and 35 who can publish their book on www.story.one are eligible to participate. There are no limits to creativity at the Young Storyteller Award. No specific genres or book types are specified, only a maximum length of twelve to 17 stories, each with a maximum of 3,500 characters, in order to give all participants equal opportunities.
Application Period and Prizes
The writing contest runs until August 31, 2023. All participants will receive a copy of their book free of charge. The 100 best submissions will be presented in a Thalia bookstore selected by the authors. The second and third place winners will also be presented in all major Thalia bookstores, while the winner's book will be available in every Thalia bookstore in Germany and Austria. In addition, the top 20 submissions will be sent to Marcel Hartges, Germany's most successful literary agent. In addition, there are cash prizes for the first three winners.
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