popular fiction competition

Eleventh Annual Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize Winner: “Don’t Be Scarred”

“Don’t be Scarred” by Kristen Roupenian, is the Grand Prize winning story for the Eleventh Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, besting 1,300 entries across six genres: crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller, and young adult. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive interview with Roupenian and a complete...

Eleventh Annual Popular Fiction Awards: List of Winners

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the Eleventh Annual Popular Fiction Awards. Each year, writers submit their very best short stories in one of six categories: crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller, and young adult. The winners of this year’s awards were chosen from 1,300 entries and represent the very...

Online Exclusive: Q&A with A.G. Wagoner

“Damaged,” by A.G. Wagoner, is the Grand Prize winning story for the Tenth Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, besting 1,300 entries across six genres: crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller, and YA. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive feature on Wagoner and a complete list of...

Tenth Annual Popular Fiction Awards – List of Winners

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the Tenth Annual Popular Fiction Awards. Each year, writers submit their very best short stories in one of six categories: crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller, and young adult. The winners of this year’s awards were chosen from 1,300 entries and represent the very...

Tenth Annual Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize Winner: “Damaged”

“Damaged,” by A.G. Wagoner, is the Grand Prize winning story for the Tenth Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, besting 1,300 entries across six genres: crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller, and YA. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive interview with Wagoner and a complete list of winners,...

Tenth Annual Popular Fiction Awards Horror Winner: “Invoking Ganesh”

“Invoking Ganesh,” by Joshua Harding, is the First Place winning story in the horror category for the Tenth Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive interview with the Grand Prize winner and a complete list of winners, check out the May/June 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest. And click...

Tenth Annual Popular Fiction Awards Science Fiction Winner: “Species”

“Species,” by Jason Dias, is the First Place winning story in the science fiction category for the Tenth Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive interview with the Grand Prize winner and a complete list of winners, check out the May/June 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest. And click...

Tenth Annual Popular Fiction Awards Romance Winner: “The Late Bloom”

“The Late Bloom,” by Christina Silverio, is the First Place winning story in the romance category for the Tenth Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive interview with the Grand Prize winner and a complete list of winners, check out the May/June 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest. And...

Tenth Annual Popular Fiction Awards Thriller Winner: “Monday is Winter”

“Monday is Winter,” by Ann Stratton, is the First Place winning story in the thriller category for the Tenth Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive interview with the Grand Prize winner and a complete list of winners, check out the May/June 2015 issue of Writer’s...

On Juggling Time and Ports of Call

The following is a guest blog post from W.R. Parrish, whose horror short story, “The Man in Christopher’s Closet,” took home the grand prize in WD’s 9th Annual Popular Fiction Competition. You can read more about Parrish in the May/June 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest and in an exclusive extended interview with...

Online Exclusive: Q&A with W.R. Parrish

“The Man in Christopher’s Closet,” by W.R. Parrish, is the Grand Prize winning story for the Ninth Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, besting 1,300 entries across six genres: crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller, and YA. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive feature on Parrish and...