2021 Short Story Contest

We are now accepting adult (members & non-members) and student submissions  by email: 
Details about mailing submissions, see information below.

The 2021 contests will start on March 20  and submissions

are due by June 30, 2021.


Congratulations to our 2020 Short Story Contest Winners!

(click story titles for PDFs of stories)

Adult winners


First Prize:

Rates and Vessels

Raisa Tolchinsky

Video: 51:30 -106


Golden Boy

Luke Woodard

Video 38:30-51

An Empty Nest

Briana Maley

Video 28 -38:30

Student winners


First Prize:

When It Rains

Finn Periz

Video: 15-24


The Ocean in My Room

Amanda Wu

Video: 2:39 -14

Love Languages

Caroline Dinh

Special thanks to Davina Thrower Smith, Mary Hopkins, Nate Brown and Eric Carzon 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. 

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