Writer’s Digest 87th Annual Competition Winners

Hey Lovelies!

I know the results were released for this back in September, but it is something a lot of people have been searching for on my site. I’m sure most of you have figured out who got in or not, but for those of you still wondering, here are the winners:

Grand Prize Winner: 

Eliot Stein, “The Last Surviving Sea Silk Seamstress”

You can read his entry here at BBC Travel and his extended Q&A with Writer’s Digest here.

Other prize winners by category:

  • Children’s and YA Winner: Sara Hale, “Mintaka Falls to Earth”
  • Genre Short Story Winner: Leo Atteberry, “Prometheus”
  • Inspirational Writing Winner: Judy Burke, “The Bench”
  • Magazine Feature Article Winner: John Moir, “A Kindness While Dying”
  • Mainstream and Literary Short Story Winner: Grace Dean, “Ten Thousand Names for Snow”
  • Memoir and Personal Essay Winner: Joelle Anthony, “Sous Chef”
  • Non-Rhyming Poetry Winner: Frances Judge, “From the Mannequin Factory”
  • Rhyming Poetry Winner: Susan Love Brown, “Autumn Jazz”
  • Stage Play and Movie and Television Script Winner: Christine Stevens DeLorenzo, “Richer Than a White Man”

To view the short list of the winners, click here. To purchase Writer’s Digest’s November/December 2018 issue, which will have full coverage of the competition, click here.

And if any one was just checking in to see if I’d won anything… I will have to disappoint you. I did not place this year, but that shall not deter me from entering again in the future.

Don’t forget to check in tomorrow for your weekly post!

Until tomorrow!




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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


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