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Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

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Deadline: June 22, 2022
Submission Length: One-act, Full-length, Full-length One-act, Short
Award(s) Offered: Cash, Conference
Accepts Submissions of: Plays / Young Audience material / Edgy material / Radio/Film/TV material

Website: http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/annual-writing-competition

Description:

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 86th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! Almost 500 winners will be chosen. The top winning entries of this writing contest will also be on display in the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Prizes
One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • An announcement of the winner on the cover of Writer’s Digest (subscriber issues only)
  • $5,000 in cash
  • An interview with the author in Writer’s Digest
  • One on one attention from four editors or agents
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
  • A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest Tutorials
  • A 30-minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino

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

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

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

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

Fifth place will receive a $50 VISA gift card and $50 off a purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Sixth through Tenth place winners will receive a $25 VISA gift card and $25 off a purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop




Comments from NMI Staff:

Early-Bird Deadline: May 7, 2021

  • Poetry entry—$20 for the first entry; $15 for each additional poetry entry.
  • Manuscript entry—$30 for the first entry; $25 for each additional manuscript entry.

Final Deadline: June 22, 2021

  • Poetry entry—$25 for the first entry; $20 for each additional poetry entry.
  • Manuscript entry—$35 for the first entry; $30 for each additional manuscript entry.

 

Additional entry discounts only apply after submitting and checking out your first entry. All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST, on the specified date. All payments must be submitted at the time of entry.



CONTACT EMAIL: writing-competition@fwpubs.com
CONTACT ADDRESS:
        Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
        700 East State Street
        Iola, WI 54990
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