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Short Story Contest Information and Rules

The submission deadline for the Bethesda Magazine/Bethesda Urban Partnership Writing Contest has passed. Winners will be notified by April 1 and the winning short stories and essays will appear in the July/August issue of Bethesda Magazine.


Eligibility for Short Story Contest:

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


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: $150
Honorable Mention: $50

Authors of the winning and runner up stories will be honored at a special event during the Bethesda Literary Festival on Friday, April 15, 2016.


For information on the Essay contest, please go to:


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