Our 2020 SHORT STORY CONTESTS is now completed. Access video (first 1 hours 4 minutes) of winner recitations and their stories below.
Watch our Panel on Gatsby at Large in the Public Domain: What’s Next? is also on the video from 1:10 to 2:34
Congratulations to our 2020 Short Story Contest Winners!
(click story titles for PDFs of stories)
Video: 51:30 -106
Video 28 -38:30
Special thanks to Davina Thrower Smith,
Mary Hopkins and
Nate Brown and
for their leadership on the contest as well as volunteers from The Bethesda Writer's Center for their story reviews and to the Center for its logistical help making reviews go smoothly.
Submissions were accepted online or by mail.
Details about mailing submissions, see information below.
We expect to take future
Stay tuned for details.
The 2021 contests will start on March 15 and submissions
are due by June 30, 2021.
Details will be posted in February on how to submit
stories on this website.