YAFF 2018 Officially launched!

Dear Paris-based English-language Educator:


The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the 2018 Young Authors Fiction Festival (YAFF). The YAFF is a city-wide writing initiative that aims to strengthen community among English-speakers in the Paris area through the art and craft of storytelling.

The YAFF is open to all students ages 5-18 in the greater Paris area who write in English. The deadline for submissions is Friday 30 March 2018 by 22h00.  Please note that the submission deadline time has changed for this year.  YAFF is free, there is no fee to submit a story.

We invite you to participate in the 2018 Young Authors Fiction Festival and we welcome your help. Here’s what you can do:

Spread the word about YAFF amongst students and staff at your school;

Post info at your school and library with the 2018 YAFF Flyer and YAFF Guidelines (all attached here);

Forward the 2018 YAFF Flyer and Guidelines via email​​ to interested students.



1. Please fill out the online YAFF Submission Form on the Library website.

2. Once students have completed the online Submission Form, students must then send their story as a Word document attachment (no names, just story titles, on their stories) to: yaff@americanlibraryinparis.org

3. The YAFF team will review and provide confirmation within 48 hours of submission, if you do not receive within this timeframe, please contact the YAFF team immediately at yaff@americanlibraryinparis.org

Finalists will be notified in mid-May 2018. The YAFF culminates with a Celebration Event on Friday 15 June 2018. All participants are invited to attend this celebration. We will be honoring everyone who participated in the YAFF and announce the top finalists in each grade level. The top stories will be published in a YAFF Celebration Book.


To keep YAFF free of charge, the YAFF team relies on a large number of volunteers to help with judging the hundreds of story submissions. We had 65 judges who helped judge 500 stories for the 2017 YAFF. Please support YAFF by signing up to become a YAFF judge. Contact us at: yaff@americanlibraryinparis.org.

If you want more information, please visit the Library website: www.americanlibraryinparis.org

We look forward to your participation in the Young Authors Fiction Festival! Happy Writing!


Young Authors Fiction Festival
The American Library in Paris 
10, rue du Général Camou
75007 Paris, France
t:   +33