Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition

Award Amount
Application deadline
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Writer's Digest

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Ten cash awards offered annually. There will also be fifteen non-cash awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must have an interest in writing short stories.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is a writing contest available to any student who submits a short story of 1,500 words or less and the $30 entry fee. Multiple submissions are accepted, but the entry fee must be included with each submitted work.

Application requirements for the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition are:

  • Manuscript
  • Entry form
  • $30 entry fee
Additional Information: Winners will be notified by Feb. 14. Winners' names will appear in the May/June issue of Writer's Digest magazine. Afterwards, their names and story titles will be posted at www.writersdigest.com. The following people are not permitted to enter the competition: employees of F&W Publications, Inc., and their immediate families, and Writer's Digest contributing editors and correspondents as listed on the masthead.

Award Amount: One grand prize award of $5,000, one first-place award of $1,000, one second-place award of $500, and third- through tenth-place awards of $25 to $250 each. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable. Those winners placing 11th through 25th will receive a $50 gift certificate for Writer's Digest books.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $570.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, May 6

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, May 6

This is a short story competition. Entry forms are available on the Writer's Digest website. To enter, the student must complete and print the entry form on the website, and submit a manuscript of an original, unpublished work of writing in to one of the listed categories. The applicant's name, address, phone number and email address must be included. Entries must be postmarked by the deadline date and sent to the address provided. If submitting the manuscript and application fee via the Internet, the applicant must use the online application. The applicant may enter the competition as many times as he/she wishes. There is a $30 application fee per manuscript. Early entry submissions need only submit $25 for the entry fee. The applicant may send one check and one entry form for all entries. If the applicant desires to receive notification of receipt of the manuscript, he/she should submit a self-addressed, stamped postcard with his/her entry.
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