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Monday, May 18, 2009

Fitzgerald Wants Your Stories

Do you have a Great Gatsby of a short story that you’d like to share with the world? Now is the time. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference is sponsoring its 14th annual short story competition. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest is open to residents of Maryland, Washington D. C. and Virginia.

Send in your polished and unpublished stories of no more than 3,000 words. First prize includes $1000, presented at the 14th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, and publication in The Potomac Review. Three runner-ups will receive $200 each at the conference. There is a $25 entry fee, and the deadline to enter is July 17, 2009.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. promotes appreciation for the literary arts and appreciation for the literature of F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of America's most celebrated writers.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference is held every year in Rockville, Maryland, the resting place of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The conference includes workshops and panels for writers of all skill levels. Past honorees featured at the conference have included John Updike, Norman Mailer, Edward Albee, E. L. Doctorow, Joyce Carol Oates, and Elmore Leonard.

Support comes from the City of Rockville, Montgomery College, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Gazette Newspapers, the Rockville Cultural Arts Commission, Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation, Ltd., Chase Hotel Suites, Vermont Coffee Company and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.

For more information about the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest and Conference, visit www.peerlessrockville.org/FSF and visit the “Short Story Contest” link on the left of the page. Or call (301) 309-9461.

And be sure to make plans to attend the next F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference on October 17, 2009. You can learn more by visiting the conference website at www.peerlessrockville.org/FSF.

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