Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Last Call: F. Scott Fitzgerald Contest

I don’t like the high fee for this one, but it’s a local group and I know they’re legit. But the deadline is Friday, so get going!:

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference is sponsoring its 14th 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Send in your polished and unpublished stories of no more than 3,000 words. The contest is broken up into an Adult and Student section. For the Adult section, first prize includes $1000, presented at the 14th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, and publication in The Potomac Review. Three runner-ups will receive $200 each at the conference. The Student section has a slightly smaller monetary award, but in our hearts, the acclaim is the same.

If you are interested, visit

For either adult or student division, there is a $25 entry fee, and the deadline to enter is July 17, 2009.

For more information about the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest and Conference, visit


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.