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Popular Fiction Awards

LEARN MORE! 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.

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Meet Alexandra Hill, Grand Prize Winner of the 15th Annual WD Popular Fiction Awards

Congratulations to Alexandra Hill, grand prize winner of the 15th Annual Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards! Here's a look at her writing process.

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Young Adult First Place Winner: "Life After Dusk"

Congratulations to Douglas Jern, first place winner in the Young Adult category of the 15th Annual Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards. Here's his winning short story, "Life After Dusk."

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Romance First Place Winner: "Just a Little Push"

Congratulations to Leslie Wibberley, first place winner of the Romance category in the 15th Annual Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards! Here's the winning short story, "Just a Little Push."

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Horror First Place Winner: "Tree Gifts"

Congratulations to Benjamin Barbour, first place winner in the Horror category of the Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards! Here's his winning short story, "Tree Gifts."

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Mystery/Crime First Place Winner: "A Cowgirl Farewell"

Congratulations to Mary Lou Condike, first place winner in the Crime category of the Writer's Digest 15th Annual Popular Fiction Awards! Here's her winning story, "A Cowgirl Farewell."

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Thriller First Place Winner: "Jin's Baby"

Congratulations to Edgar Mahaffey, first place winner in the Thriller category of the 15th Annual Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards! Here's his winning short story, "Jin's Baby."

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy First Place Winner: "The Inhibitor Check"

Congratulations to Christopher Wyer, first place winner in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category of the 15th Annual Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards! Here's his winning story, "The Inhibitor Check."

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15th Annual Popular Fiction Awards Winning Short Story: "A Life Measured in Moons"

Congratulations to Alexandra Hill, winner of the 15th Annual Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards! Here is her winning short story, "A Life Measured In Moons."

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Announcing the Winners of the 15th Annual Popular Fiction Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 15th Annual Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards! To get the best in genre fiction, be sure to read the grand prize winner and first place winners in each category.