The 2024 Local Writer’s Showcase, organized by Bethesda Urban Partnership, is now accepting submissions for the Essay, Short Story, and Poetry Contests. All three contests have categories for adult (18+) writers and high school students (grades 9-12) and offer cash prizes. All winners will be honored in March 2024 at awards ceremonies in downtown Bethesda.

2024 Essay Contest - In partnership with MoCo360 Media
Entry Deadline: January 16, 2024
Topic: Open
Essays should be limited to 500 words or less.

2024 Short Story Contest - In partnership with MoCo360 Media
Entry Deadline: January 16, 2024
Topic: Open
Stories must be between 1,500-2,500 words

2024 Poetry Contest - In partnership with The Writer’s Center
Entry Deadline: January 22, 2024
Topic: Open
Poems cannot be more than 21 lines of text.

Visit our website for more information on requirements, eligibility and prizes.

 

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