Awhile back I had mentioned the Writer’s Digest annual writing competition. This is just a friendly reminder that the deadline for getting those submissions in is looming on the horizon–June 3 to be exact.

As mentioned in many earlier posts, writing contests are an excellent way to not only exercise your writing skills but gain some industry recognition for your efforts. And some contests, like this one from WD, have a sizable payoff as well: cash prizes from $25 for 6th -10th place to $1000 for first place (for each category), and a whopping $3000 for the overall grand prize winner in addition to editorial consultations and a trip to the WD Conference in New York City.

So for a little bit of time and a nominal entrance fee, you have a chance at some big-time prizes and exposure.

There are 10 different categories for the contest:

* Magazine feature article

* Genre short story

* Inspirational writing (spiritual/religious)

* Mainstream/literary short story

* Memoir/personal essay

* Children’s/young adult fiction

* Stage play

* Television/movie script

*Rhyming poetry

*Non-rhyming poetry

Yes! Finally a place for your poetry! To get more information and guidelines concerning the contest, go to But hurry…you’re running out of time! And..if you do apply and win, let us know! Good luck!