Competitions

Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competitions

Writer’s Digest hosts the 86th Annual Writing Competition. This competition spotlights writing in many genres including short fiction, poetry, script writing and nonfiction pieces. This is your chance to win $5,000 in cash, a feature article about you in the December 2017 issue, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!

Self-Published Book Awards

DEADLINE: 6/05/17
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.

Annual Writing Competition

DEADLINE: 6/1/17
Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is currently accepting entries. Winners will be announced in our December 2017 issue.

Self-Published eBook Awards

DEADLINE: 8/1/17
Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published eBook Awards is currently accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published ebooks.

Popular Fiction Awards

DEADLINE: 10/16/17
Writer’s Digest’s Popular Fiction Awards is currently accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition that celebrates short fiction in today's most popular genres. Winners will appear in our May/June issue.

Poetry Awards

CLOSED
Writer’s Digest’s only competition exclusively for poetry, the Annual Poetry Awards, is not currently accepting entries. Winners are awarded for cash and prizes. All entrants receive a free tutorial (a $39.99 value).