Competitions

Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Writer’s Digest hosts the 23rd Annual Self-Published Book Awards. This self-published competition spotlights today’s self-published works and honors self-published authors. Whether you’re a professional writer, a part-time freelancer or a self-starting student, here’s your chance to enter WD’s competition exclusively for self-published books –

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Self-Published Book Awards

DEADLINE 06/01/2015
Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is currently accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books.

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Annual Writing Competition

DEADLINE 6/05/2015
Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is currently accepting entries. Winners will appear in the December 2015 issue.

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Self-Published eBook Awards

DEADLINE 08/03/2015
Writer’s Digest’s newest competition, the Self-Published eBook Awards will start accepting entries in May. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published ebooks.

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Popular Fiction Awards

DEADLINE 09/15/2015
Writer’s Digest’s Popular Fiction Awards is now accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition that celebrates short fiction in today's most popular genres.

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Short Short Story Competition

DEADLINE 11/16/2015
Writer’s Digest’s competition for short fiction. Send us your best...in 1,500 words or fewer. This competition will start accepting entries in June.

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Poetry Awards

DEADLINE 10/01/2015
Writer’s Digest’s only competition exclusively for poetry, the Annual Poetry Awards, will begin accepting entries in June.