DEADLINE JUNE 20: WD's 85th Annual Writing Competition

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This week is your last chance to enter the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition! With 501 winners, this competition showcases beginning to veteran writers in all genres.


Don't miss your chance to win a grand prize package that includes:

  • $5,000 in cash
  • An announcement of the winner on the cover of Writer’s Digest (subscriber issues only)
  • An interview in Writer’s Digest
  • One-on-one attention from four editors or agents
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
  • A one-year subscription to Writer’s Digest Tutorials
  • A thirty-minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino

Deadline/Entry fees

Deadline: June 20, 2016

  • Poetry entry—$20 for the first entry; $15 for each additional poetry entry.
  • Manuscript entry—$30 for the first entry; $25 for each additional manuscript entry.

For entry and competition information, click here. To read last year’s winning entries, check out the 2015 Annual Competition Collection.