June 14 Deadline: WD’s Annual Competition Has a $3,000 Grand Prize With a Paid NYC Trip to Meet Agents

June 14, 2013 is coming up fast — and that date marks the official deadline to enter WD’s 82nd Annual Writing Competition. Your motivation to enter is simple: The grand-prize winner not only gets a nice $3,000 first prize, they also get a trip to New York City to meet with agents and editors. It’s a dream opportunity and an amazing contest with a long and storied past. There are plenty of prizes for other winners, too. But June 14 approaches quickly. Learn more about the categories and prizes below — then enter!


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Enter your work into one or more of these categories:

  • Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
  • Memoirs/Personal Essay
  • Magazine Feature Article
  • Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
  • Mainstream/Literary Short Story
  • Rhyming Poetry
  • Non-rhyming Poetry
  • Stage Play
  • Television/Movie Script
  • Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

Learn more and enter here.


  1. An announcement of the winner on the cover of Writer’s Digest
  2. A 30-minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino
  3. A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest eBooks
  4. A chance to win $3,000 in cash (grand prize) or $1,000/$500/$250 (each category winner, runner up, and third place, respectively). Some other placings also have small financial prizes.
  5. Get national exposure for your work
  6. One on one attention with four editors or agents
  7. A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!

All winners will also receive:  A one-year Writer’s Digest VIP membership, which includes a one-year subscription (new or renewal) to Writer’s Digest magazine; access to WritersMarket.com for one year; discounts on Writer’s Digest University workshops; discounts off of purchases made at WritersDigestShop.com.


How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form. Entry prices vary from category to category.

Enter on the official page here!






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