Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Writer's Digest Competitions

Writer's Digest sponsors several annual writing competitions, many of which are open to submissions right now.  These contests have a lot of upside -- large cash prizes, many prizes awarded, and additional prizes such as writing-related books -- but they also have steep entry fees. All of the contests listed below have a $20 entry fee, except for the poetry contest which costs $15 for the first entry and $10 for additional entries submitted together.

- Writer's Digest Poetry Awards: deadline Oct 1st
Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards, Crime Writing Category: deadline Oct 15th
- Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards, Horror Writing Category: deadline Oct 15th
- Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards, Science Fiction/Fantasy Category: deadline Oct 15th
- Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards, Thriller Suspense Category: deadline Oct 15th
- Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition: early bird deadline Nov 15th

2 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I remember entering these back in the early days when I started writing. I got a few "places" never a win.

H&H said...

Placing is pretty good, considering all the entries they probably get. i got 3rd place in a Writer's Journal contest once, i think i won $15.

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