Local Writer's Showcase

The annual Essay and Short Story contest, in partnership with Bethesda Magazine, and the Bethesda Poetry Contest will honor local writers!
Permanent, fulltime residents from Maryland,Washington, D.C. and Virginia are eligible to submit their original writing. The first-place winners in each essay/short story category will be awarded $500 and have their piece printed in Bethesda Magazine. High School first place winners will receive $250. The Poetry Contest winner will receive $500 and their poem will be published on The Writer’s Center’s “First Person Plural”blog. All finalists will be honored at the Local Writer's Showcase in April 2019. Essay and short story entries must be received by Friday, January 18, 2019 and poetry entries must be received by Friday, February 8, 2019.