Personal Essay Awards

Personal Essay Awards


Enter the Writer’s Digest Personal Essay Awards by submitting an essay made up of 2,000 words or less.


APPLICATION WINDOW

CLOSED


DEADLINE

30 Sep 2022


PRIZES

The Grand Prize Winner will receive:
$2,500 in cash
Their essay title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s May/June 2023 issue
A paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, including a coveted Pitch Slam slot

The Second Place Winner will receive:
$1,000 in cash
Their essay title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s May/June 2023 issue

The Third Place Winner will receive:
$500 in cash
Their essay title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s May/June 2023 issue

Fourth through Tenth Place Winners will receive:
$100 in cash
Their essay titles published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s May/June 2023 issue

Eleventh through Twenty-Fifth Place Winners will receive:
A $50 gift certificate for writersdigestshop.com

Note: An entry fee of $25 is required.


OTHER KEY DATES

1 Sep 2022: Early bird deadline ends after which entry fee rises to $30


HOST COUNTRY

United States


Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).



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Credit: Personal Essay Awards 

Date Added: 18 Aug 2022


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