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Bethesda Literary Festival Essay & Short Story Contest
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Bethesda Literary Festival Essay & Short Story Contest

WRITERS HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO SHINE WITH BETHESDA ESSAY AND SHORT STORY CONTESTS

The Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP) and Bethesda Magazine have partnered to honor writers at the 2011 Bethesda Literary Festival, held April 15-17, 2011.  Adults age 18 and over and young adults (grades 9-12) can write a 500-word essay about a moment of epiphany and/or a 4,000-word short story on any topic for the Bethesda Literary Festival’s Essay & Short Story Contest.

The first place winner in each category will be awarded $500 be published Bethesda Magazine; second place winners are honored with $250; third place winners will receive $150; and honorable mentions will be awarded $75 each. The first place winners will also receive a gift certificate to The Writer’s Center. All winners’ essays and short stories will be published on the Bethesda Magazine and Bethesda Urban Partnership Web sites and will be honored at a special event during the Bethesda Literary Festival.

Entries for the Essay and Short Story Contests must be received by Friday, February 25, 2011 by 5pm.  For entry requirements and eligibility, please call 301/215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Additionally, young writers in grades K-8 can express their creativity in the Youth Writing Contest featuring the topic, “A Beautiful Place.”  The top winners of the youth contest will be honored along with their favorite teacher at a special children’s event during the festival where they will read their essay and receive prizes.  Up to 10 essays will be featured in Bethesda Magazine.  Winners will also receive other great prizes!  Entries for the Youth Writing Contest must be received by Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by 5pm.  For entry requirements and eligibility, please call 301/215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

The 12th annual Bethesda Literary Festival will also showcase novelists, journalists, poets and children’s authors throughout downtown Bethesda’s bookstores, arts organizations and community centers.  For more information, please call 301/215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

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