Competitions

Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition

Writer’s Digest hosts the 88th Annual Writing Competition. This competition spotlights writing in 9 categories such poetry, short fiction, scripts and feature articles. 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!

Annual Writing Competition

DEADLINE: 6/24/19
Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is currently open for entries. Winners of the 88th Annual competition will be announced in our December 2019 issue.

Popular Fiction Awards

DEADLINE: 9/16/19
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.

Self-Published eBook Awards

OPEN JUNE 2019
Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published eBook Awards will begin accepting entries in June. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published ebooks.

Poetry Awards

Deadline: 10/1/19
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 no longer accepting submissions. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books.