Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years.
1 Jun 2018
Grand Prize winner:
$5,000 in cash
An interview with the author in Writer’s Digest
One on one attention from four editors or agents
A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest Tutorials
1sr place winner in each category
$1,000 in cash and $100 off a purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop
2nd place winner in each category
$500 cash and $100 off a purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop
3rd place winner in each category
$250 in cash and $100 off a purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop
4th place winner in each category
$100 in cash and $50 off a purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop
5th place winner in each category
$50 in cash and $50 off a purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop
6th through 10th place winners in each category
$25 in cash
All top winners will also receive:
A one-year Writer’s Digest VIP membership, which includes a one-year subscription (new or renewal) to Writer’s Digest magazine, access to WritersMarket.com for one year, discounts on Writer’s Digest University workshops and discounts off of purchases made at WritersDigestShop.com.
The Grand Prize winning piece and the 1st place winning piece in each category will be published in the 87th Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition Collection.
All other top winners will have their names listed in Writer’s Digest, on WritersDigest.com and in the 87th Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition Collection.
All Honourable Mentions will:
Receive a 20% discount off of purchases made at WritersDigestShop.com
Have their names listed in the 87th Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition Collection.
OTHER KEY DATES
Early-Bird Deadline: May 4, 2018
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 1, 2018
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.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil Brunei Darussalam
Central African Republic
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Czech Republic Denmark
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Hong Kong SAR, China
Isle of Man
Macao SAR, China
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Portugal Puerto Rico
Sao Tome and Principe
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Martin (French part)
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
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).