2022 Short Story Contest
for Students

We are now accepting submissions online.

Details for submission are below.

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

The student contest is open only to Montgomery County residents and there is no fee for student entries.
First prize for the student competition is $250.

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-All stories must be fewer than 4,000 words and unpublished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 the student competition is $250 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.

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