Gaithersburg Book Festival

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Date(s) - 10/01//2016 - 02/17//2017
All Day

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The Gaithersburg Book Festival’s the seventh annual short story contest seeks fiction from high school students in grades 9-12. Students may be enrolled at a public or private school, or be homeschooled, and must reside in MD, VA, or DC. Stories can not exceed 1,000 words.¬†Up to 12 stories will be selected as finalists and posted on the Gaithersburg Book Festival website prior to the Book Festival. The first-, second- and third-place winners and the fan favorite will be announced at the Festival on Saturday, May 20, 2017, and will be awarded $100, $75, $50 and $25 gift certificates, respectively. One submission per student; no fee to enter. Submit by email; guidelines online.