All contest entries are closed! Thank you for your submissions. Winners have been announced and we have reached out to everyone directly.
The awards ceremony will take place March 3, 2018 at The Sanctuary.
Both F. Scott and Zelda were known as short story writers. F. Scott published more than a hundred during his twenty-year career, and Zelda began writing as early as high-school.
One of the Fitzgerald Museum's missions is to encourage short story writing as an art form, both for its own merits, and the importance is has towards the practice of writing novels. We do that annually by way of a short-story "Literary Contest," which offers cash prizes to high school students, college students, and their instructors.
2017 SHORT STORY & POETRY COMPETITIONS
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda were both lovers of poetry--in particular, the works of Edgar Allan Poe and John Keats. The two used poetry in their courtship letters, and gifted books of poems to family members throughout their lives.
Fitzgerald, while still a college student, was noted in the New York Times for his wit writing poetical lyrics for Princeton's Triangle Club's annual musicals. He continued to write poems until his death in 1940.
The Fitzgerald Museum continues the Fitzgeralds' love of poetry with our annual Poetry Contest.