Participation in the five-day Treffen junger Autor*innen in Berlin is the prize of a Germany-wide contest for young artists.

Dates for the Treffen junger Autor*innen 2023

Start for applications March 2023
Deadline for applications 15 July 2023
Announcement of the final selection September 2023
Treffen junger Autor*innen 16 to 20 November 2023


A jury will read the texts and select the twenty prize-winners. The selection will be completed by September. The jury’s decision is final – there are no legal grounds for appeal.


The prize-winners are invited to the five-day meeting Treffen junger Autor*innen in Berlin. They will present the selected texts in a joint reading in front of an audience at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. They will also have the opportunity to take part in workshops with the authors on the jury and other experts. Through discussions and the editing of the submitted texts, the prize-winners have another opportunity to engage with writing and to get to know each other. Expert discussions and further readings also open up perspectives for the future. In addition, all award-winning texts are published in the annual anthology, which all applicants of a year receive afterwards. The public reading of the prize-winners will be recorded.

All costs for participation in the Treffen junger Autor*innen are covered.


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.