Writer Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Contest for more than 80 years. The 89th Annual Writing Competition is a chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! There will be almost 500 winners. The top winning entries of this writing contest will also be on display in the 89th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.
Further, the Writer’s Digest Competition is open in several categories, whether you are a poet or Scriptwriter, you are eligible to participate. Moreover, the writings in the following categories are eligible for the competition:
One Grand Prize winner will receive:
Further, five winners in each category will receive a cash award and discounts from the Writer’s Digest Shop.
All top winners will also receive:
An entrant must submit an original entry in English. Further, the entry must be new and unpublished before. Writer’s Digest retains one-time nonexclusive publication rights to the Grand Prize and First Place winning entries in each category to be published in a Writer’s Digest publication.
Moreover, the articles in personal blogs are considered unpublished while published articles are available in the third-party blogs.
Writers may submit their writing online or via regular mail. Offline entries must be accompanied by an Entry Form and the required entry fee.
If candidates are entering more than one manuscript, they may mail all entries in the same envelope and write one check for the total entry fee; however, each manuscript must have its category indicated in the upper left-hand corner
Moreover, the application fee for poetry is $25 for the first entry, adding $20 for each subsequent entries. Likewise, for a manuscript entry, the application fee is $35 for the first entry while adding $30 for subsequent entry.
Writers may submit their entries for the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Contest before June 5, 2019. Writer’s Digest will not entertain entries arriving after the deadline.