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Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition 2023

Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition 2023 cover

Last date
5 June 2023

Who may enter?
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over.

Short description
The competition is organized by Writer’s Digest, an American magazine.

 Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up-and-coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for over 90 years. Enter our 92nd Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents!

There are nine categories:
• Genre Fiction (mystery, romance, etc.)
• Mainstream/Literary Short Story
• Memoirs/Personal Essay
• Nonfiction Essay or Article
• Inspirational/Spiritual
• Rhyming Poetry
• Non-rhyming Poetry
• Humor
• Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

All entries must be in English.

Only original works that have not been published in print, digital or online publications will be considered. Self-published work in blogs, on social media, etc. will be considered.

Entry fees
• Early-Bird Deadline: 5 May 2023
Poetry entry: $20 
Manuscript entry: $30 

• Regular Deadline: 5 June 2023
Poetry entry: $25
Manuscript entry: $35 

• One Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000.
• 1st place in each category: $1,000
• 2nd place in each category: $500
• 3rd place in each category: $250
• 4th place in each category: $100
• 5th place in each category: $50

How to enroll?
For further information visit the official competition website.

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