Competitions

Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition

Writer’s Digest hosts the Annual Writing Competition. This competition spotlights writing in many categories including poetry, scripts, memoirs and genre fiction. There are 9 categories to choose from.This is your chance to win $5,000 in cash, a spotlight about you in an upcoming issue, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!

Self-Published Book Awards

DEADLINE: 4/2/18
Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is currently open for submissions. 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.

Popular Fiction Awards

CLOSED
Writer’s Digest’s Popular Fiction Awards is not 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.

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.

Poetry Awards

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