The European Writing Prize 2023 for Writers WorldWide

The European Writing Prize is the most prestigious of all the writing contests that the European Society of Literature sponsors each year. This year is the inaugural year for the yearly competition, which will aid in showcasing a variety of writers from various backgrounds. In order to allow authors as much leeway to express their own uniqueness and ingenuity in their works, themes are typically left intentionally vague. (The European Writing Prize 2023 for Writers WorldWide)

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The submission period will begin on October 1, 2022, and end on January 1, 2023. On January 15, 2023, which is two weeks later, the longlist will be released. The winner will be announced the following week, on January 29, 2023, after the shortlist is published a week later, on January 22, 2023. We are aware that there are several dates. But since we anticipate receiving a large number of applications, it takes some time for our judges to sort through them.


This year’s European Writing Prize has “Anxiety” as its theme. The idea of worry should be used into writing however the author sees proper. The quality of your submission really matters more than how closely your work adheres to the theme of the contest.

Anyone may submit.

Anyone! Despite the word “European” being in the title, writers from all around the world are welcome to submit their work. We just request that your contribution be written in English because the majority of our judges are native English speakers.

Entry cost

There isn’t a cost to enter. We don’t think it would be right for us to charge you for the possibility of showcasing your work because of the organization’s newness and its recent arrival on the literary scene.

Length of entries

Your written submission should be between 1500 and 3500 words in length.

Who will evaluate my writing?

The competition team for the European Society of Literature is made up of writers, authors, journalists, voracious readers, and members of the literary community. They will all pass around submissions to judge them on their merit. You may be sure that a poor piece of writing won’t be given preference over one that meets the tight criteria for judging and the high standards of quality at TESL.

What will I receive if I win?

The winning entry will get the following prize:

  • 50 euros transferred or paid via PayPal
  • The European Society of Literature will automatically grant you lifelong membership.
  • the following quarter’s issue of TESL’s literary journal
  • Discussions with literary agents may be possible; they may look at the shortlist and winners.
  • the prestige that comes with winning! An unrivaled chance to break into the expanding literary markets of Europe and the Americas.


  • To submit, you must be at least 18 years old.
  • Your essay must be submitted in English.
  • Entry deadline is January 1, 2023, at midnight (Berlin time).
  • Your submission must be original to you and not someone else’s work. If there is evidence of plagiarism, your work will be eliminated from the competition.
  • You are allowed to enter the contest as often as you like.
  • Do not use different names if you enter the competition more than once. If you choose, use a pen name, but only use that name.
  • Any participant may choose to withdraw from the contest at any time before the closing date but not after.
  • Your essay should be formatted in 12 point, double-spaced type. Also necessary are page numbers.
  • It is acceptable to submit simultaneously, but please notify us via email so we don’t mistake anything for plagiarism.

By submitting a piece, you agree to abide by the aforementioned guidelines and offer TESL permission to publish your work, should you win or be shortlisted, in the journal. Entries that don’t follow the above standards will be disqualified, and you might need to submit them again. Please email with any questions or requests for additional information. I appreciate it, and keep writing!


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