Essay and Short Story Contest | Bethesda Magazine

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Bethesda Magazine & Bethesda Urban Partnership are partnering to sponsor a short story and essay contest.

Short Story Contest

Deadline for application: Friday, January 17, 2020

Awards (Adult)
First Place: $500 and published in Bethesda Magazine
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
Honorable Mention: $75

Awards (High School)
First Place: $250 and published in Bethesda Magazine
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50
Honorable Mention: $25

All winning short stories will be published on the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Magazine websites and will be honored at a special event during the Local Writer’s Showcase in April 2020. Winners will be notified by March 31, 2020.

Requirements
Short stories must be 4,000 words or less. Only one entry per person permitted.

Eligibility
Residents of Montgomery County, MD and Upper NW Washington, D.C. (20015 and 20016 ZIP codes) are eligible.
The contest will take entries in two categories: High School (grades 9-12) and Adult (ages 18+).

To submit a short story, please use the form below. To submit an essay, click here to submit to Bethesda Urban Partnership.

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