2022 Short Story Contest
for adults and members.

We are now accepting submissions online.

Details for submission are below.

The 2022 Short Story Contest Submissions Open March 1 to July 30.

The adult contest is open to residents of Maryland, Virginia and Washington and there is a $15 fee,

except for F Scott Fitzgerald members where it is free. 

All entries MUST follow the format described below. But there are separate eligibility requirements for students and adults.


- There are no restrictions on subject matter.

-Entries must be typed, 10 point or 12 point sized font, double-spaced, no more than 26 lines per page, one-inch margins and numbered pages.

-All stories must be fewer than 4,000 words and unpublished

-Writer's name should NOT appear on the first page.

Place a title on the first page.

The writer's name should NOT appear on subsequent pages of the story. Any identifying information included on the cover page will be removed and a number will be assigned to the entry before it is sent to the judges.  

-Entries will be judged and will not be returned.

-First prize for adult competition is $500 and an invitation to speak briefly about the story as part of the 26th annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival in October 2022.

-Two runner-up prizes of $100 each will be awarded at the festival.

The winning entries will be available online.

The entry fee for adult non-members is $15 per entry. This may be paid online using PayPal. Students and FSF members are free.

Checks can also be accepted.​ If paying by check, they  must be ​received by the new contest deadline of July 5, 2022.

Make checks payable to:    F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. and mail to:

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.

Rockville City Hall

111 Maryland Avenue

Rockville, MD  20850

Questions may be emailed to:

(Note: An entry fee is waived if you are an F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference Inc., member as of January 2022.)

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