Requirements: Stories must be limited to 4,000 words or less.
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+).
First place: $500 and published in Bethesda Magazine
Second place: $250
Third place: $150
Honorable Mention: $75
First place: $250 and published in Bethesda Magazine
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50
The first place winners in both categories will also receive a gift certificate to The Writer’s Center.
All winners will be published on the Bethesda Magazine and Bethesda Urban Partnership websites and will be honored at a special event during the Bethesda Literary Festival.
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