For 80 years, the Annual Writer’s Digest Competition has rewarded writers just like you for their finest work. We continue the tradition by giving away more than $30,000 in cash and prizes!
Win a trip to the Writer's Digest Conference in New York City !
GRAND PRIZE: $3,000 cash and a trip to New York City to meet with editors or agents. Writer's Digest will fly you and a guest to The Big Apple for the conference. While you're there, a Writer's Digest editor will arrange for you to meet and share your work with four editors or agents!
Deadline: May 2, 2011.
Late Deadline: May 20, 2011.
Compete and Win in 10 Categories!
•Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
•Magazine Feature Article
•Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
•Mainstream/Literary Short Story
•Children's/Young Adult Fiction
Entry Fee: Poems are $15 for the first entry; $10 for each additional poem submitted in the same online session. All other entries are $25 for the first manuscript; $15 for each additional manuscript submitted in the same online session.
Add $5 per manuscript to all entries submitted after May 2, 2011. Entries submitted after May 20, 2011, will not be accepted.
Grand Prize: $3,000 cash and a trip to the Writer's Digest Conference in New York City to meet with editors and agents.
While you are there a Writer's Digest editor will arrange for you to meet with four editors or agents ! (Includes airfare within the U.S., meals, transportation and related expenses.)
- First Place: The First Place Winner in each category receives $1,000 cash and $100 worth of Writer's Digest Books.
- Second Place: The Second Place Winner in each category receives $500 cash, plus $100 worth of Writer's Digest Books.
- Third Place: The Third Place Winner in each category receives $250 cash, plus $100 worth of Writer's Digest Books.
- Fourth Place: The Fourth Place Winner in each category receives $100 cash, plus $50 worth of Writer's Digest Books..
- Fifth Place: The Fifth-Place Winner in each category receives $50 cash.
- Sixth through Tenth Place: The Sixth- through Tenth-Place winners in each category receive $25 cash.
11th through 100th Place: All other winners receive distinctive certificates honoring their accomplishment.
Entry Deadline: May 2, 2011
Late Entry Deadline: May 20, 2011 (Add $5 per manuscript or poem to Entry Fee(s))
80th Annual Writer's Digest WRITING COMPETITION COLLECTION
The Grand Prize manuscript, the First Place manuscript in each category, and the names of the top 100 winners in each category will be printed in a special competition collection. Purchase a copy online or use the coupon on the printable entry form. (Publication date: November 2011. You are not required to purchase the collection to enter the competition.)
Go here for more info, rules and guidelines.
Writer's Digest 80th Annual Writing Competition