Competitions

Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Writer’s Digest hosts the 24th Annual Self-Published Book Awards. This competition spotlights self-published books in 9 categories! This is your chance to win $8,000 in cash, a feature article about you and your book in the March/April 2017 issue, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!

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Annual Writing Competition

DEADLINE: May 6, 2016
Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is accepting entries. Enter our 85th annual competition for a chance to win cash and prizes.

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Self-Published Book Awards

DEADLINE: 04/01/2016
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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Self-Published eBook Awards

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Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published eBook Awards is not currently accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published ebooks.

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Poetry Awards

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Writer’s Digest’s only competition exclusively for poetry, the Annual Poetry Awards, is not currently open for entries. Winners are awarded for cash and prizes for their poetry.

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Popular Fiction Awards

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Writer’s Digest’s Popular Fiction Awards is not accepting entries at this time. 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.