Date(s) - 12/14//2013 - 02/14//2014
Poetry contest: previously unpublished poems up to 21 lines; one entry per person. Must not contain “material that is obscene or objectionable.” Top three winners get cash awards ($500, $250, $150); top winner also gets membership and a free class at The Writers Center. Judge: David McAleavey. Open to residents of MD, VA, and DC who are 18 or older. Deadline: Feb. 14. The Festival also sponsors contests in short fiction and essays (with adult and high school winners), both with deadlines of January 24. All winners in all categories honored at a special event during the Festival (April 11 – 13).