Monday, June 20, 2005  

Writer's Digest - Writing Competitions

Writer's Digest sponsors several writing contests annually. If you'd like to receive contest news via email, subscribe to the Writer's Digest Competition Update.

Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition
The 74th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition has ended. Winners will be announced in the November 2005 issue of Writer's Digest. A list of winners will be available on this site at that time. You may also purchase a copy of the 74th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition Collection sponsored by Outskirts Press . The Collection, published in November 2005, will contain the Grand Prize and 1st Place winning manuscripts along with the names of all 1,001 winners.

The Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition
Deadline: 12/1/2005

Show Us Your Shorts! Writer's Digest is now accepting enties in the 6th Annual Short Short Story Competition. Win over $5,000 in cash and prizes. Click here for guidelines and an entry form.

Congratulations to the participants in the 5th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition. Check out a complete list of winners. Winners appear in the June 2005 issue of Writer's Digest.

Your Assignment #186 (November 2005)
Deadline: 7/10/2005

Win $100 in Writer's Digest Books: Click below for the full "assignment" and entry rules.

All about Your Assignment: Author Collaboration
The winners of Your Assignment #182: Your Future Assignment (and other previous winners)

Your Assignment #56 For Kids (July 2005)
Deadline: 7/10/2005

Attention kids ages 13 and under-a special monthly assignment just for you. This month: Winners receive online publication, gift certificates to Barnes & Noble, and more! Check out this month's assignment.

All about Your Assignment For Kids: A lá restaurant
The winners of Your Assignment #55 For Kids: Monster Creation (and other previous winners)

The next deadline for the Writer's Digest Online Chronicle Competition is 7/25/2005. Entries should not exceed 500 words and must be submitted electronically. Submit your entry today.

Current Chronicle Winner: If I Didn't Write, I'd Be Enormous, by Jessie Churchill Guidelines and previous winning entries