The grand prize winner will receive the following prizes: $2,500 in cash; an announcement of the winner on the cover of Writer's Digest (subscriber issues only); a paid trip to the Writer's Digest Conference; an interview with the author in Writer's Digest's May/June issue; $100 off a purchase at www.writersdigestshop.com; a copy of the 2018 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market. The first prize winner in each category will receive the following prizes: $500 in cash; an announcement of the winner in the May/June issue of Writer's Digest; $100 off a purchase at www.writersdigestshop.com; a copy of the 2018 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market. Honorable mentions will: have their stories promoted on writersdigest.com; and receive a copy of the 2018 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market.
Seven cash awards offered annually.
Writer's Digest retains one-time publication rights to the grand prize, first prize, and honorable mention winning entries in each category to be published in a Writer's Digest publication. Top award winners will be notified by Dec. 31. Top winners in each category will be announced in the May/June 2018 issue of Writer's Digest and at www.writersdigest.com after the May/June 2018 issue is published. Please note: The grand prize winner must agree to travel (flying round-trip from the same city) during the conference dates in 2018. The following are not permitted to enter the contest: employees of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company., and their immediate family members; Writer's Digest contributing editors and correspondents as listed on the masthead; Writer's Online Workshops instructors; and grand prize winners from the previous three years.
Entry forms and information are available online on the Writer's Digest website. To enter, the student must prepare a manuscript of no more than 4,000 words in one of the following short story catego ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.