Dates for the Treffen junger Autoren 2018
Applications from March 2018
Deadline 15 July 2018

Application possible for children and young people aged between 11 and 21 irrespective of their type of school or training. You may enter all kinds of texts: prose, poems, plays, reportages, miniatures, collages …

The winners of the contest will be announced in September and invited to the meeting in Berlin.

Application documents

The application documents should include:

  • the application form, filled in
  • text manuscripts: no longer than five text page (if necessary excerpts), for poetry max. 10 texts
  • Format:
    manuscripts in two copies (loose leaves without staples)
    Din A4 format
    single side
    size minimum 10 points
    line spacing minimum 1.5
    maximum 60 characters per line
    name and page number on every page of the manuscript

A digital transmission of the application documents is possible via e-mail at:

Please label the files clearly: title + author.

In case of a digital transmission, please add a scan or a clear picture of the signed application form.


A jury will read the texts and select the twenty prize-winners. The selection will be completed by mid-September. The jury’s decision is final – there are no legal grounds for appeal. Any submitted scripts cannot be returned.


The winners will be invited to the Treffen junger Autoren for five days in Berlin.

A selection of the nominated texts will be presented in the public reading of the winners at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The meeting also offers a rich Campus programme of discussions, readings and workshops about prose, poetry, dramatic writing and experimental writing across genres.

All texts will be published in the annual anthology. Up to 20 applicants will receive a book token worth € 50.


The reading of the winners will be recorded. All of the awarded texts will published in the annual anthology. All applicants of a year will receive the anthology.