Competitions

Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards

Writer’s Digest hosts the Popular Fiction Awards. This competition spotlights writing in many categories including Romance, Thriller, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Young Adult. There are 6 categories to choose from.This is your chance to win $2,500 in cash, a spotlight about you in an upcoming issue, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!

Self-Published eBook Awards

CLOSED
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.

Popular Fiction Awards

DEADLINE: 11/5/18
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: 11/1/18
Writer’s Digest’s only competition exclusively for poetry, the Annual Poetry Awards, is currently accepting entries. Winners are awarded cash and prizes.

Annual Writing Competition

CLOSED
Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is not currently open for entries. Winners of the 87th Annual competition will be announced in our December 2018 issue.

Self-Published Book Awards

CLOSED
Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is not currently accepting submissions. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books.