Competitions

Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Writer’s Digest hosts the 27th Annual Self-Published Book Awards. This competition spotlights printed and bound self-published books in 8 categories. This is your chance to win $8,000 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: 5/31/19
Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is currently accepting submissions. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books.

Annual Writing Competition

DEADLINE: 6/3/19
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.