Short story competition of Heilbronn University

What does it mean to be a stranger? How do those who feel foreign feel? These are the questions that the first HHN short story competition at the Künzelsau Campus brings to the fore. The total amount of prize money is 600 €.

With this competition, our university would like to enable new authors to become creative, to record thoughts or experiences in a story, perhaps even to make new contacts and bring people closer together.

Are you a newcomer between the ages of 18 and 30 and have not yet published any texts? Then you are cordially invited to show your writing talent in a short story on the topic of ,,Strangeness - Today I woke up in another country". to prove your skills. You are also welcome to compete with a team of authors.

Online award ceremony with jury and audience award

The three best short story authors will be invited to take part in the onlineAward ceremony on Thursday, June 23, 2022 present their short story to the jury of experts and a broad audience. In addition, the three best short stories will be published in a special edition of HHN's cultural newsletter ARTikel. In addition, there will be cash prizes for the winner of the jury and the audience award.

The prices are divided as follows:

  • 200€ for the 1st place of the jury award
  • 200€ for the 1st place of the audience award
  • 100€ for the 2nd and 3rd place winners

Closing date is May 20, 2022

Until May 20, 2022 can send the short stories (prose) as a PDF file via e-mail with the subject line ,,Fremdsein" to be submitted. The short stories should not exceed 6,000 words and should also be unpublished. In addition, proof of age (ID card, driver's license, etc.) should be enclosed, as well as an assurance of copyright on the work. Racist, defamatory and pornographic texts are naturally excluded from the competition.