Author Archives: Tara Johnson

Self-Published eBook Awards

DEADLINE: 8/1/17
Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published eBook Awards is currently accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published ebooks.

Popular Fiction Awards

DEADLINE: 10/16/17
Writer’s Digest’s Popular Fiction Awards is currently accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition that celebrates short fiction in today's most popular genres. Winners will appear in our May/June issue.

Poetry Awards

DEADLINE: 10/2/17
Writer’s Digest’s only competition exclusively for poetry, the Annual Poetry Awards, is currently accepting entries. Winners are awarded cash and prizes.

Self-Published Book Awards

CLOSED
Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is currently closed. Winners will be notified by October 13. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books.

Annual Writing Competition

CLOSED
Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is not currently accepting entries. Winners of the 86th Annual competition will be announced in our December 2017 issue.

13th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Winners

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the top 25 winners of the 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition! 1st Excavation Marie Bacigalupo Brooklyn, NY 2nd The Healer Ronald Farrington Sharp Ann Arbor, MI 3rd Homecoming Curt Austin Noblesville, IN 4th Solitos Spencer Bennington Danville, VA 5th Decency Karissa Chen Guttenberg, NJ 6th...

20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards-Life Stories

Thank you the everyone who participated in our 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards. Below is a list of the books entered in our Life Stories category.   .””Song On My Lips”  Jazz Greats Were My Mentors” Stephen T. Botek “”That Was Then”” Brenda Tate Groat www.brendatategroat.com 7 Kids and 2 Ex-Wives (How Fixing Me...

20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards-Inspirational

Thank you the everyone who participated in our 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards. Below is a list of the books entered in our Inspirational category. 101 Ways to Bliss: Quick and Easy Tips for Leading a Joyous Life! Angie Anderson 101waystobliss.com 16 Mondays – for people who hate their jobs Akilah t’Zuberi www.akilahtzuberi.com 365...

20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards-Genre Fiction

Thank you the everyone who participated in our 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards. Below is a list of the books entered in our Genre Fiction category.   A Beautiful Glittering Lie J. D. R. Hawkins www.jdrhawkins.com A Case Of Peanut Brittle Jack O’Connor playwriterjack.com A Choice to Yield Laurence Cook www.LonzCook.net A Chronicle of...

20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards-Children’s/Picture books

Thank you to all the participants in our 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards.  Please see below for a list of books entered into the Children’s/Picture Book category. “””Eh, Spaghetti You Say?””” Karen Leis Welsh A Book About Book Susan Litsios www.elstir-editions.ch A Bug in the House Lisa Cozza barnesandnoble.com A Dragon Called Ivan Terri...

20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards-Poetry

Thank you to all the participants in our 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards.  Please see below for a list of books entered into the Poetry category. A fox peeks out:  poems Ravi Chandra www.ravichandramd.com A Journey of Faith Betty Brown Simm A Poetic Tribute to the Young’uns Who Lunched with Oprah Revonne Leach-Johnson &...

20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards-Reference Books

Thank you to all the participants in our 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards.  Please see below for a list of books entered into the Reference category. “A History of University of Florida Residence Facilities, Rev. 3rd edition” Sharon C. Blansett A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That Kaarin Williams www.outskirtspress.com/alittlebitofthis...

20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards-Nonfiction

Thank you to all the participants in our 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards.  Please see below for a list of books entered into the Nonfiction category. 48 Hours to Chaos John Waterman http://www.johndwaterman.com/ A Busy Moms Guide to Entertaining Lisa A. Stukel amazon.com   authorhouse.com  barnes and noble A Crime Against One Person:  HMO Nightmare...

20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards-Mainstream/Literary Fiction

Thank you the everyone who participated in our 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards. Below is a list of the books entered in our Mainstream/Literary Fiction category. A Suffering Heart Paula Scanland http://outskirtspress.com/webpage.php?ISBN=9781432790844 “Screenwriter” Rafael Lima www.limastories.com “(C) Rock Stories:  Million-Dollar Tales of Music, Mayhem, and Immaturity” Dave Brigham booklocker.com/books/5152.html + One Brian Baleno 10...

20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards-Winners

Each year Writer’s Digest hosts the Annual Self-Published Book Awards. This self-published competition spotlights today’s self-published works and honors self-published authors. Please join us in congratulating the winners of our 20th annual competition which had a 2012 entry deadline.   Grand Prize Life Stories “Looking Up: A Memoir of Sisters, Survivors and Skokie” Linda...

2012 Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition Winners

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the 101 winners of the 81st Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition! Grand Prize Jacob Appel New York, NY Children’s/Young Adult Fiction 1st Brooke Hartman Chugiak, AK 2nd Heather Sappenfield Vail, CO 3rd Kim Tomsic Boulder, CO 4th Charity Tahmaseb Minnetonka, MN 5th Athena Franco Great Lakes, IL 6th...

Writer’s Digest Annual Competition

For 80 years, the Annual Writer’s Digest Competition has rewarded writers just like you for their finest work. We continue the tradition by giving away more than $30,000 in cash and prizes! Win a trip to the Writer's Digest Conference in New York City !