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Initiated by David Moroney, Cleopatra Goularas, and Marthe-Siobhán Hecke in 2020, the Department of English, American and Celtic Studies will organise a Writing Competition every semester. The winning pieces and announcements regarding the next Writing Competition can be found here.

Summer Term 2021 Competition: THE GAME IS AFOOT

David Moroney and Marthe-Siobhán Hecke are at it again: a new writing competition allows you to win vouchers and share your beautiful creative writing with us! We especially encourage you to hand in non-fiction as the category has been underrepresented so far: so if you've written a brilliant essay, hand it in!

More info can be found here: Flyer

The deadline is July 12 (midnight). You got this! Amaze us!!!


Winter Term 2020 Winners

We received more than 50 entries for this semester's writing competition -- AMAZING!! The winning pieces will be uploaded here and we have to tell you: it was a very hard choice and we have five poetry winners instead of just three. Our judges were Sarah Fissmer, Marion Gymnich, Natalie Hungate, Imke Lichterfeld, Max Stottrop, and the initiators. Thank you so much!

You can hear all the winning pieces on January 15, 2021, via Zoom: Award Ceremony


Short Stories:
1. The Voiceless (Michèle Ciba)
2. This Year (Stefanie Tegeler)
3. Stranded God (Ramon Schmitz)

1. Let's Talk About it (Jasper Kaufhold)
1. Travelling with a gypsy (Sia Rafaela Tsinafournioti)
2. If Life Was a Sweater (Clara Ernst)
3. Fleeting (Runa Rene)
3. Beautiful Brain (Julia Mizerski)


Honorary Mentions:

Solo (Carla García Clar)
Mud (Katharina Dobecki)
Dried Paint (Diba Gharib)
Tiles (Magdalena Elisabeth Schmidt)
My Fall in Spring (Hanna Schaefer and Bruno Kaut)


(And pssst, we are already planning another writing competition. Stay tuned!)


Summer Term 2020 Winners

During the Summer Term 2020 Writing Competition, we received 30 short stories and 15 poems -- due to the amount of brilliant pieces, we decided to have three poetry winners and five short story winners. The stories can be read here. We would also like to thank every single participant: your poem or short story was also great and we would love you to hand in something next time!


Short Stories:
1. - Closed Doors (Carla Große-Kreul)
2. - The Lives We Haven’t Lived (Gabriel Haase)
3. - The Special Day (Marie Kerschek)
3. - Familiar (Szymon Marcinkowski)
3. - Alien (Jasper Kaufhold)

- This is a Poem (Julia Mizerski)
- The song of their burning names (Paula Rosenthal)
- Writing Competition (Alessia Fiorello)


Thank you again for your participation!