Speaking of F. Scott Fitzgerald, as I so often am, here’s the scoop on this year’s F. Scott Fitzgerald short story contest, open to residents of DC, Virginia, and Maryland. The contest is held in conjunction with the F. Scott Fitzgerald conference, an excellent one-day conference held in Rockville, Maryland. Please note there’s a separate contest for high school students as well.
The $25 fee for entering the contest is a little steep (in my opinion), but at least the prize money is good: $1000 and publication in The Potomac Review.
Here are the details:
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. is sponsoring its 13th annual short story competition. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest is open to residents of Maryland, Washington D. C. and Virginia.
Send in your polished and unpublished stories of no more than 3,000 words. First prize includes $1,000, an invitation to speak at the 13th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, and publication in The Potomac Review. Three runner-ups will receive $200 each. There is a $25 entry fee, and the deadline to enter is July 18, 2008.
In addition to the larger contest, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. also sponsors a student short story contest. There is no entry fee, and the competition is open to all high school students who reside or attend school in Montgomery County.
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. promotes appreciation for the literary arts and appreciation for the literature of F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of America's most celebrated writers.
The literary conference is held every year in Rockville, Maryland, the resting place of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The conference includes workshops and panels for writers of all skill levels. The organization's supporters include the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Rockville Cultural Arts Commission and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.
Visit the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference web site here for complete contest guidelines and more information, or call (301) 309-9461.
And be sure to make plans to attend the next F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference on October 25, 2008. You can learn more by visiting the conference web site.