Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition 2023

Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition 2023

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!

Deadline: May 5, 2023

Prizes
One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • $5,000 in cash
  • An interview with them in Writer’s Digest (Nov/Dec 2023 issue) and on WritersDigest.com
  • A paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, including a special trophy presentation at the keynote
  •  A coveted Pitch Slam slot at the Writer’s Digest Conference where the winner will receive one on one attention from editors or agents
  • Publication of their winning piece on WritersDigest.com

The First place winner in each category will receive $1,000 in cash and publication of their winning piece on WritersDigest.com.

The Second place winner in each category will receive $500 cash.

The Third place winner in each category will receive $250 in cash.

The Fourth place winner in each category will receive $100 in cash.

The Fifth place winner in each category will receive $50 in cash.

The Sixth through Tenth place winners in each category will receive a $25 gift certificate for writersdigestshop.com.

Categories

  • Inspirational/Spiritual
  • Memoirs/Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction Essay or Article
  • Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
  • Mainstream/Literary Short Story
  • Rhyming Poetry
  • Non-rhyming Poetry
  • Humor
  • Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

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 

website: Annual Writing Competition – Writer’s Digest (writersdigest.com)

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