Writing Competitions Pricing and Deadlines

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WD's writing competitions recognize writing excellence on a global scale. See below for pricing and deadline information. All entry fees are due in U.S. Dollars. Entry fees can be paid by credit card/debit card (MC, V, AMEX & DISC) or by check, made payable to Writer's Digest, drawn on a US bank, in US funds (this includes cashier’s checks & money orders).

ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITION

Early-Bird Deadline: May 7, 2021

  • 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.

Deadline: June 7, 2021

  • Poetry entry—$25 for the first entry; $20 for each additional poetry entry.
  • Manuscript entry—$35 for the first entry; $30 for each additional manuscript entry.

Additional entry discounts only apply after submitting and checking out your first entry. All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST, on the specified date. All payments must be submitted at the time of entry.

SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS

Early-Bird Deadline: April 1, 2021

  • First entry—$99
  • Each additional entry—$85

Deadline: May 3, 2021

  • First entry—$125
  • Each additional entry—$110

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST, on the specified date.The deadline at which time you are entering, is also the date that all related materials (when applicable) must be shipped. Mailed in entries/materials must deliver within 5 days of the current posted entry deadline, at listed on the website at the time of your submission. For proof of delivery, please track your package with your shipper – we are not able to confirm individual deliveries. Mailed in entries can take up to 60 days (after the entry deadline) to process.

Shipping address for all in entries:

Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
4445 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 470, Blue Ash, OH 45242

PERSONAL ESSAY AWARDS

Early-Bird Deadline: September 15, 2020

  • All entries—$25
  • Each additional entry—$20

Deadline: October 15, 2020

  • First entry—$30
  • Each additional entry—$25

Extended Deadline: October 30, 2020

  • First entry—$30
  • Each additional entry—$25

Additional entry discounts only apply to for each additional entry submitted during the same transaction/checkout. All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST, on the specified date.

SELF-PUBLISHED E-BOOK AWARDS

Early-Bird Deadline: August 17, 2020

  • First entry—$99
  • Each additional entry—$85

Deadline: September 21, 2020

  • First entry—$125
  • Each additional entry—$95

Extended Deadline: October 12, 2020

  • First entry—$125
  • Each additional entry—$95

Additional entry discounts only apply to for each additional entry submitted during the same transaction/checkout. All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST, on the specified date.

POETRY AWARDS

Early-Bird Deadline: October 1, 2020

  • First entry—$20
  • Each additional entry—$15

Deadline: November 2, 2020

  • First entry—$25
  • Each additional entry—$20

Extended Deadline: November 16, 2020

  • First entry—$25
  • Each additional entry—$20

Additional entry discounts only apply to for each additional entry submitted during the same transaction/checkout. All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST, on the specified date.

SHORT SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Early-Bird Deadline: November 16, 2020

  • All entries—$25

Deadline: December 14, 2020

  • All entries—$30

Extended Deadline: January 15, 2021

  • All entries—$30

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST, on the specified date.T

ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITION
SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS
PERSONAL ESSAY AWARDS
SELF-PUBLISHED EBOOK AWARDS
POETRY AWARDS
SHORT SHORT STORY COMPETITION

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