Writing Contests: Writing Competitions 2014

Creative Writing Competition & Writing Contests

Do you want to get published? Do you want the world to know you are a winning writer? By entering one of the Writer’s Digest Writing Contests or Writing Competitions you can make these dreams come true! Writer’s Digest hosts fiction writing competitions, poetry writing competitions, short story competitions, screenwriting competitions, self-publishing competitions, creative writing contests and more. You could see your name in Writer’s Digest magazine, you could get the opportunity to meet with editors and agents, and you could win cash! Prizes vary depending on the writing competition you choose to enter.

By entering and winning a Writer’s Digest Competition, you can:

  • Get published. Your writing could be published in the pages of Writer’s Digest.
  • Get discovered. You could have the opportunity to meet with editors and agents at the Writer’s Digest Conference.
  • Get recognition. Winners are listed in the magazine, on our website and at the Writer’s Digest Conference.
  • Get feedback. Experts in the writing community will judge and provide feedback on your work.
  • Get cash. You can even win one of our cash prizes.

To receive occasional updates on deadlines, when winners are announced and other writing competition or writing contest information, sign-up for the Writer’s Digest Newsletter using the field below:


Self-Published e-Book Awards

Writer’s Digest’s 2nd Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards is no longer accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published e-books. Top winner’s names will appear in our May/June 2015 issue. Winners will be notified by December 31, 2014.


Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards

The Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards is no longer accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets. Winners will be notified by December 31 and their names will appear in the July/August 2015 issue.

 

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Short Short Story Writing Competition

The Writer’s Digest Short Short Short Story Writing Competition is now open. The top 10 winners will be announced in the July/August 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine. The top 25 manuscript will be printed in a special competition collection.

Click here for prizes, deadlines, rules and information on how to enter

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Writer’s Digest 84th Annual Writing Competition

The Writer’s Digest 84th Annual Competition is now open. Winners will be announced in the December 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine AND the winner will be announced on the cover*.

Click here for more information and to enter

 

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The Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

The 23rd Annual Self-Published Book Awards is now open for submissions. Winners will be announced in the March 2016 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine.

Click here for more information and to enter

 

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Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards

The 2014 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards is now closed. Winners will be notified by December 31, 2014 and Top Winners will be listed in the May/June 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest.

 

 

Your Story Competition

Every other month, Writer’s Digest will provide a short, open-ended prompt. Submit a short story of 750 words or fewer based on that prompt. The winner will receive publication in an upcoming issue of Writer’s Digest.

Click here for details and to enter the Your Story Competition.

If you have any questions about entering our competitions or using the online entry system, please send an email to WritersDigestWritingCompetition@fwmedia.com. Please include the name of the competition in the subject line.

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*The cover announcement will be on subscriber issues only