Competitions

Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competitions

Writer’s Digest hosts the 17th Annual Short Short Story Competition. This competition spotlights short fiction that is 1,500 words or less. This is your chance to win $3,000 in cash, a feature article about you in the July/August 2017 issue, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!

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Self-Published Book Awards

DEADLINE: 4/03/17
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.

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Annual Writing Competition

DEADLINE: 5/5/17
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.

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Self-Published eBook Awards

CLOSED
Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published eBook Awards is no longer accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published ebooks.

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Popular Fiction Awards

CLOSED
Writer’s Digest’s Popular Fiction Awards is no longer 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.

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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 accepting entries. Winners are awarded for cash and prizes. All entrants receive a free tutorial (a $39.99 value).