Welcome to Writer’s Digest Competitions!


The Writer’s Digest collection of competitions, all which are held on a yearly basis, have long-standing respect within the writing community.

Nearly 90 years ago, Writer’s Digest launched its first writing competition. Today, Writer’s Digest holds six competitions, with a combined twenty-eight categories. Honoring writers across a variety of genres and formats including short pieces (fiction and non-fiction), poetry, performance scripts, articles (print or online) and self-published books, Writer’s Digest has a competition to highlight your work.

Winners are eligible for cash prizes, free trips to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Conference, promotion in our print magazine and website, and more.

We hope that you’ll join us and share your work in any (better yet--all) of the competitions!

Competitions which are accepting submissions are listed below. You can view the complete list of Writer’s Digest writing competitions, including upcoming competitions, by visiting: https://www.writersdigest.com/wd-competitions. Sharpen your pencils, sync your devices, and mark your calendars!


*NEW* You can now compete in multiple WD competitions with a single login!



WD Short Short 


Short Short Story Competition  
Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
DEADLINE: 12/14/2020


We’re looking for short fiction stories! Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Enter the 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
 
PROSPECTUS

Everything you’ll need to know can be found on WritersDigest.com or in an easy to follow PDF which outlines the following:  
 

  • PRIZES
  • DEADLINES AND FEES
  • HOW TO ENTER
  • PREPARING YOUR ENTRY
  • RULES AND GUIDELINES
  • FAQ
  • 2020-2021 WD COMPETITION SEASON PLANNER 

  
 -For questions related to any of the topics above, email us at: writersdigestwritingcompetition@aimmedia.com. Please reference the the competition name in the subject line of the email.
-For questions related to your Submittable account, including payment, contact: support@submittable.com or the use the handy chat function on their website for the quicker response. 



 

Annual Writing Competition 2021 


   
Writer’s Digest 

ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITION
EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE: 5/7/2021


Writer’s Digest wants to shine the spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition. Enter our 90th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win  and have your work be seen by editors and agents! Almost 500 winners  will be chosen.


PROSPECTUS
Everything you’ll need to know can be found on WritersDigest.com or in an easy to follow PDF which outlines the following:


 

  • PRIZES
  • DEADLINES AND FEES
  • HOW TO ENTER
  • PREPARING YOUR ENTRY
  • RULES AND GUIDELINES
  • FAQ
  • 2021-2022 WD COMPETITION SEASON PLANNER 

 

-For questions related to any of the topics above, email us at: writersdigestwritingcompetition@aimmedia.com. Please reference the the competition name in the subject line of the email.
-For questions related to your Submittable account, including payment, contact: support@submittable.com or the use the handy chat function on their website for the quicker response. 

Writer's Digest Competitions