Poetry Contests

Annual Writing Competition

Writers Digest

Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Entry Fee: $ 30.00

Award: $ 5,000.00

Website: http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions

E-mail: writersdigestwritingcompetition@fwmedia.com

A prize of $5,000, publication in the 86th annual Writers Digest Competition Collection, and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Writers Digest Conference in August in New York City to meet one-on-one with four agents or editors is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay. The winner will also be interviewed in Writers Digest, and will receive a subscription to the Writers Digest Tutorials video series. A second-place prize of $1,000 and publication is also given. Submit a poem of up to 32 lines, a story of up to 4,000 words, or an essay of up to 2,000 words by June 1. The entry fee for poetry is $15 ($10 for each additional poem) before May 5, and $20 thereafter. The entry fee for prose is $25 ($20 for each additional entry) before May 5, and $30 thereafter. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Writers Digest, Annual Writing Competition, 10151 Carver Road, Suite 200, Blue Ash, OH 45242. (715) 445-4612, ext. 13430.

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