Competitions

Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards

Writer’s Digest hosts the Annual Popular Fiction Awards. This competition spotlights short fiction in many categories including Romance, Thriller, Crime, Horror, Science-Fiction, and Young Adult. Choose your favorite genre(s) and enter your best in 4,000 words or less.This is your chance to win $2,500 in cash, a spotlight about you in the May/June 2018 issue, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!

Popular Fiction Awards

DEADLINE: 12/1/17
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: 11/20/17
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. It will open again in November 2017. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books.

Annual Writing Competition

DEADLINE: 5/4/18
Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is open for entries. Winners of the 87th Annual competition will be announced in our December 2018 issue.

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.