Bethesda Essay and Short Story Contest


Nov 9, 2017 to Jan 19, 2018
12:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


The Bethesda Urban Partnership & Bethesda Magazine have partnered to honor essays and short stories at the Local Writer's Showcase, April 19-20, 2018.

Adult (ages 18+) top prize winners will receive $500 and be published in Bethesda Magazine's July/August issue. Young adult (ages 14-17) winners will receive $250 and also be published in Bethesda Magazine. Additional prize money will also be given to second, third and honorable mention places.


  • Essays must be limited to 500 words or less.
  • Short stories must be limited to 4,000 words or less.
  • All topics are eligible.

For a complete list of guidelines and to submit your essay or short story visit




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7700 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD

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Bethesda Urban Partnership & Bethesda Magazine



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Sarah Peterson

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