annual competition

Online Exclusive: Q&A with Melodie Edwards

“Heroine Addiction,” by Melodie Edwards, is the Grand Prize winning story for the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, besting over 5,500 entries across nine categories. For complete coverage of the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, please check out the November/December 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest.

82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Winners

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the 101 winners of the 82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition! Grand Prize Dan J. Fiore Pittsburgh, PA Children’s/Young Adult Fiction 1st Julia Byers Troy, MI 2nd Andie Newton Richland, WA 3rd Laurie Alloway San Diego, CA 4th Jack Winn Green Bay, WI 5th Carolyn...

Online Exclusive: Dan J. Fiore’s “Masks”

“Masks,” a genre short story by Dan J. Fiore, is the Grand Prize winner of the 82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. MASKS Someone screams. Jay turns, following his wife’s eyes behind him to the front door across the diner. Three men in wet ski masks and camo hunting gear stand...

Online Exclusive: Q&A With Dan J. Fiore

Dan J. Fiore, the grand prize winner of WD’s 2013 Annual Competition, always felt unsure of his writing and his own skill. A natural born writer who decided the 8-to-5 office life wasn’t for him, Dan took a chance on becoming a freelancer, which he still does now. He also decided...

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...