2021 F. Scott Fitzgerald
Short Story Contest
Call for Entries

“You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Entries are invited for the 25th annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest

Rules for Entries

Residents of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible

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-All stories must be fewer than 4,000 words and unpublished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

All entries will be judged.

All entries MUST follow the above format.

-Entries will not be returned

-First prize is $500 and an invitation to speak briefly about the story as part of the 25th annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival in October 2021.

The winning entries will be available online.


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

-Entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, June 15, 2021.


-The entry fee is $15 per entry. Make the check payable to: F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. (This entry fee is waived if you are an F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference Inc., member.)

Sponsored by

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.

Major Supporter City of Rockville



Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, MD

The Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD

Montgomery County Public Libraries

Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation, Ltd.

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