Contest Alert

Do you have a manuscript on hand that you polished until it sparkles? One you’d love to get in front of editors and publishers? Then you might want to fine-tune and submit it to the Writer’s Digest 87th Annual Writing Competition, one of the longest running competitions around. So sharpen your pencils and fire up the computer,  the early deadline is: June 1.

Close to 500 people will be recognized and one Grand Prize Winner will receive:

$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 upcoming Writer’s Digest Conference
A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest Tutorials

The First place winner in each category will receive $1,000 in cash
The Second place winner in each category will receive $500 cash
The Third place winner in each category will receive $250 in cash
The Fourth place winner in each category will receive $100 in cash

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 and on Writers


Mainstream/Literary Short Story

Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
Memoirs/Personal Essay
Magazine Feature Article
Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
Rhyming Poetry
Non-rhyming Poetry

Scriptwriting (TV/film)

Children’s/YA submissions are also welcome.

For contest requirements visit: Write on!



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