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Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition

Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition

Contact

8469 Blue Ash Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45236
715-445-4612 Ext. 13430 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Nicole Howard, Competitions Coordinator

Report Card

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Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Objective

Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter our 82nd Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! The winning entries will also be on display in the 82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Deadline/Entry Fees

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Rules

You may enter as many manuscripts as you like in each of the following categories:

  • Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article and Children’s/Young Adult Fiction: 2,000 words maximum.
  • Mainstream/Literary Short Story and Genre Short Story: 4,000 words maximum.
  • Inspirational Writing: 2,500 words maximum.
  • Rhyming Poem and Non-rhyming Poem: 32 lines maximum.
  • Stage Play Script or Television/Movie Script: Send the first 15 pages in standard script format, plus a one-page synopsis. Complete scripts are not eligible. Scripts—original or written for any series in production on or after January 1, 2013—are eligible; adaptations will not be accepted.
Preparing Your Entry:
  • Enter online or submit your entry via regular mail. Offline entries must be accompanied by an Entry Form, and the required entry fee (credit card information, check or money order made payable to F+W media, Inc.). If you are entering more than one manuscript, you may mail all entries in the same envelope and write one check for the total entry fee; however, each manuscript must have its category indicated in the upper left-hand corner. You may enter online even if you are paying with a check.
  • Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished* and unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher or producer at the time of submission.Writer’s Digest retains one-time publication rights to the Grand Prize and First Place winning entries in each category to be published in a Writer’s Digest publication.* Entries in the Magazine Feature Article category may be previously published. Any piece posted online, anywhere other than a personal blog, is considered published.
  • If you are submitting your entry via regular mail, the entry must be typed on one side of 8-1/2 x 11 or A4 white paper. Scripts and poems may be either double-or single-spaced; all other manuscripts must be double-spaced. Your name, address, phone number and competition category must appear in the upper left-hand corner of the first page —otherwise your entry is disqualified.
  • BE SURE OF YOUR WORD COUNT! Entries exceeding the word or page limits will be disqualified. Type the exact word count(counting every single word, except the title and contact information) at the top of the manuscript.
  • Mailed entries that are more than one page in length must be stapled.

Awards

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • $3,000 in cash
  • One on one attention from four editors or agents
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!
  • A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest eBooks
  • A 30-minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino

First place will receive $1,000 in cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Second place will receive $500 cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Third place will receive $250 in cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Fourth place will receive $100 in cash and $50 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Fifth place will receive $50 in cash and $50 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Sixth through Tenth place winners will receive $25 in cash.

All winners will also receive:

  • A one-year Writer’s Digest VIP membership, which includes a one-year subscription (new or renewal) to Writer’s Digest magazine
  • Access to WritersMarket.com for one year
  • Discounts on Writer’s Digest University workshops
  • Discounts off of purchases made at WritersDigestShop.com

Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition

Contact

8469 Blue Ash Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45236
715-445-4612 Ext. 13430 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Nicole Howard, Competitions Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition

Contact

8469 Blue Ash Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45236
715-445-4612 Ext. 13430 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Nicole Howard, Competitions Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
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Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition

Contact

8469 Blue Ash Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45236
715-445-4612 Ext. 13430 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Nicole Howard, Competitions Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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