If you’ve written a great piece of magazine journalism this year, the time has come to make a submission to the National Magazine Awards. If your publisher isn’t planning to submit your work, you can submit it yourself — and the awards foundation even offers freelancers a discount on entry fees.

The Freelancer Support Fund offers a 50 percent discount on registration fees to freelance writers, photographers and illustrators. The discount applies to your first two award submissions. The final deadline for submissions is January 18, but if you get your entry in by January 11 you can also take advantage of the discounted early bird submission rate.

The National Magazine Awards have 18 writing and visual award categories, including feature writing, investigative reporting, fiction, photography and many more. The winner in each category will receive a $1000 cash prize.

For more information about the submissions process, check out the National Magazine Awards Foundation’s website.

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