This call for entries is for the 91st Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, which is Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular contest.
6 Jun 2022
Grand Prize winner:
$5,000 in cash
An interview with the author in Writer’s Digest (Nov/Dec 2022 issue) and on WritersDigest.com
A paid trip to the Writer’s Annual Conference, including recognition at the keynote
A coveted Pitch Slam slot at the Writer's Digest Conference where the winner will receive one on one attention from editors or agents
Publication of their winning piece on WritersDigest.com
1st place winner in each category
$1,000 in cash
Publication of their winning piece on WritersDigest.com.
2nd place winner in each category
3rd place winner in each category
$250 in cash
4th place winner in each category
$100 in cash
5th place winner in each category
$50 in cash
6th through 10th place winners in each category
A $25 gift certificate for writersdigestshop.com
All top winners will also receive:
Their names and the title of their winning piece listed in Writer’s Digest and on WritersDigest.com
A one-year subscription (new or renewal) to Writer’s Digest magazine
A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest Tutorials
20% discount off of purchases made at Writer’s Digest University
A special graphic recognizing their winning status
All Honourable Mentions will:
Have their names and the title of their winning piece listed in Writer’s Digest listed on WritersDigest.com.
Receive a 20% discount off of purchases made at Writer’s Digest University
OTHER KEY DATES
May 6, 2022: Early-Bird Deadline. After this date, the entry fee rises to:
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.
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).