Competitions

Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards

Writer’s Digest hosts the 5th Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards. This competition spotlights self-published ebooks many categories including literary fiction, poetry, inspirational and nonfiction books. This is your chance to win $5,000 in cash, a spotlight about you in the May/June 2018 issue, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!

Self-Published eBook Awards

DEADLINE: 9/25/17
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

DEADLINE: 10/2/17
Writer’s Digest’s only competition exclusively for poetry, the Annual Poetry Awards, is currently accepting entries. Winners are awarded cash and prizes.

Self-Published Book Awards

CLOSED
Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is currently closed. Winners will be notified by October 13. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books.

Annual Writing Competition

CLOSED
Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is not currently accepting entries. Winners of the 86th Annual competition will be announced in our December 2017 issue.