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A Short Story Competition from Writer’s Digest

This competition is now closed. Winners will be notified by December 31, 2013.

Choose your favorite genre and enter your best in 4,000 words or less.

Early-Bird Deadline:  September 16, 2013

Deadline:  October 15, 2013

Prizes included:

  • A chance to win the Grand Prize including $2,500 and a trip to the 2013 Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City
  • Winner’s name on the cover of Writer’s Digest magazine (subscriber issues)
  • A chance to win one of the six $500 Category First Prizes
  • Get a feature about you in Writer’s Digest and on WritersDigest.com
  • Win $100 off a purchase at www.writersdigestshop.com
  • Receive a copy of the 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market

 

 

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Writer’s Digest Science Fiction Category

What does the future hold? Colonized planets, maybe. Apocalypse? Perhaps time travel. You decide.

Learn More about the Science Fiction Category

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Writer’s Digest Thriller Category

Whodunnit? Don’t keep us in suspense!

Learn More about the Thriller Category

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Writer’s Digest Young Adult Fiction Category

Harry Potter. Twilight. The Hunger Games. The popularity of Young Adult fiction has everlasting life! Sink your teeth into it!

Learn More about the Young Adult Fiction Category

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Writer’s Digest Romance Category

Absence makes the heart grow fonder and romance makes the world go ’round.  It makes life worth living and elicits such passion that it attracts us to vampires, forbidden loves, and werewolves.

Learn More about the Romance Category

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Writer’s Digest Crime Category

A bank robbery. A theft. A murder. We’ll start you off with this clue:

Learn More about the Crime Category

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Writer’s Digest Horror Category

Just like the barely-audible shuffles of a zombie, the deadline’s far-off … but it’s coming.

Learn More about the Horror Category

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