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Start and Ends The Same

Write a poem that begins and ends with the same word.


Diatelle

Write a diatelle.
A diatelle has a set syllable count and a set rhyme.
The syllable count is: 1-2-3-4-6-8-10-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1,
The rhyme patter is: abbcbccaccbcbba.
It is usually displayed centered.

Example
Smooth Sailing
Walk (Syllable count 1 - rhyme: a)
With me (2 - b)
And simply (3 - b)
With arms around (4 - c)
Each other's waist, happ...




Contests That Close Today - Still time to enter!


Question

Write a poem in which every stanza either begins with a question or ends with a question.


Septolet

Write a septolet.
The septolet has fourteen words. It is broken between two stanzas that make up the fourteen words. Each stanza can have seven words each but that is not a requirement. Both stanzas deal with the same thought and create a picture.

Example
Heart Song
You play me
like
a violin

One caress,
heartstrings sing
sweet melody
of love ...




Contests That Close Tomorrow


Etheree Poetry

The Etheree poem has 10 lines with a specific syllable count. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 8th

The Dark

Write a story where your character is stuck in complete darkness.


All Contests


Back Seat Driver

The topic for this writing contest is: Back Seat Driver Deadline: Dec 9th

Too Far

Write a story with topic: This time her boss had gone too far. Deadline: Dec 9th

Memories

Look at some old photographs and write about a memory or a thought that they give you. If possible (not required) include the image in your poem. Deadline: Dec 9th

Fur Fly Challenge

Here is a special challenge. To level the playing field, I will provide the start of the story, and these words must be used as written (no substituting other words for them).

You, in no more than 1500 words, and whatever genre floats your boat, finish the story.

Simple as that.

WORDS TO BE USED:

Plant Security called the Owasu Manufacturing Corporation the d... Deadline: Dec 9th

Children's Story

Write a story for a child. Deadline: Dec 10th

Hitch A Ride Home

Write a story where your main character must hitch a ride home. Deadline: Dec 10th

Castaway

Stuck on a tropical island in the pacific.
Show how you survive with three things on you.
Get through the three months on the island, before
help arrives. Deadline: Dec 13th

Reviewing Contest

Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 13th

Quinzaine Poetry

A quinzaine is a 3 line poem that only has fifteen syllables. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 14th

Stupid, real hurts

Write a true story about when something so simple as a minor insult hurt you. When you thought you understood the world and made a decision based on that knowledge. But afterwards, you felt ashamed. Deadline: Dec 14th

The Gun

The topic for this contest is: A child under 12 obtains/finds/takes/is given a loaded pistol or rifle. What happens? FICTION ONLY. 1000 word minimum. No maximum. NO: Poetry, music or sound effects.

Contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.

Minimum length 1000 words. No Maximum. Deadline: Dec 15th

Roast Week

Poetry or prose/wiener Roast! Contest! Deadline: Dec 15th

Reviewing Contest

Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 16th

Orphan love

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Dec 19th

Love Poem Poetry Contest

Write a love poem. All forms of poetry accepted. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be humorous or serious. The choice is yours. But it must clearly be a love poem. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 20th

Christmas Story

Share a story that somehow includes Christmas. All writing welcomed including fiction and non-fiction. No poetry. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 - 3,500 words. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 25th

Christmas Poetry

Share a poem about Christmas. It can be the lights, shopping, a child opening a gift - whatever you feel best represents this day. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 25th

Non-Fiction Writing Contest

We are looking for personal essays, memoirs, and works of literary non-fiction. It can be spiritual, political, or funny. Creative approaches welcomed. Cash Prize. Deadline: Dec 28th

Nightclub

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Dec 31st

Reviewing Contest

Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 1st

ABC Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a ABC poem. ABC poetry has five lines and often is used to express feelings. See the announcement for an example. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 3rd

Cinquain Poetry

Write an "Cinquain" poem for this contest. A cinquain poem is a poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jan 9th

Quasi-Triolet

Please write a Quasi-Triolet poem. Any subject accepted. Deadline: Jan 10th

2-4-2 Poetry

Write a 2-4-2 syllable poem. It has three lines. The first line has 2 syllables, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line has 2 syllables again. The subject can be anything. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 13th

Write About This

Write About ThisWrite a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 17th

Write a Sijo.

Write a sijo (pronounced she-jo). It has a set number of syllables (44-46) and ends with a concluding twist. It is composed of three lines of 14-16 syllables or six shorter lines. Deadline: Jan 17th

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

For this contest you are to write a short poem. It should only have three lines. But the structure is that of a Haiku. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. Write about anything. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jan 24th

Newbie Writing Contest

For our New Arrival "This Sentence Starts The Story" contest we challenge you to write a story that starts with this sentence: "Hell found me." Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jan 28th

The Thinking Woman

This is a topic based contest: an action or adventure story featuring a thinking female lead character. It can be any genre {sci fi, thriller, western, spy, romance, etc.}.

Minimum length 500 words. Maximum Length 3,500 words. Deadline: Feb 2nd

Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Feb 2nd

Share Your Story

A memoir gives us the ability to write about our life. But you can write about life with the option to create and fabricate and to make sense of a life, or part of that life. Write a piece of your life! Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Feb 7th

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them.

One entry per person. New entries only. No poetry. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 - 3,500 words Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Feb 12th

Tanka Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem. Tanka is a form of poetry with a specific syllable count. See the announcement for an example. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 16th

Four Line Poem

Write a four line poem that has a specific syllable count. The first line has 1 syllable, the second line has 5 syllables, the third line has 5 syllables, and the last line has 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 21st

Antonym Poetry Contest

Write a poem with the following format. A four line poem. The first line is only one word. Second and third line can be formatted as you wish. The last line is the antonym of the word on the first line. Words that are opposite or nearly opposite in meaning are called antonyms. Examples are big and small, or long and short. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 26th

3 Line Poem

Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 3rd

Free Verse Poetry Contest

Write a free verse poem. This is a method of writing poetry that does not follow any structure or style. See an example and details in the announcement. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 8th

Acrostic Poetry Contest

Write an acrostic poem. An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. View an example in the announcement. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 9th

Character

A character can make a story. Write a story that based on the scene pictured in this announcement. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 14th

Faith Poetry Contest

The theme for this poetry contest is "faith". We are looking for poems that in some way pertain to this theme. It doesn't matter if it's spiritual, political, intellectual or emotional as long as faith is clearly represented. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Mar 19th

Lanturne Poetry

Write a five line poem. The syllable count is one, two, three, four, one. So the first line has one syllable, the second line has two, the third line has three syllables, fourth has four and the final line has one. Center your poem and this will usually result in a poem that looks like a lantern which is where the name of this poem comes from. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 25th

Lune Poetry Contest

A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 30th

Newbie 5-7-5

Write a poem that has three lines and follows a specific syllables count. View an example in the announcement. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 5th

Share A Story In A Poem

In this contest you are challenged to write a poem that tells a story and also rhymes. We've included examples of this type of poetry storytelling in the announcement. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 5th

Drabble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 10th

Haiku Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Haiku poem. Haiku is a form of poetry that only uses three lines. Can you paint a mental image using only three lines? This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 15th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Apr 19th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Apr 24th

What If?

For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if you (or your character - does not have to be first person) were hiking and heard screaming from a distance. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Apr 30th

Sudden Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 3rd

Loop Poetry Contest

A challenging poetry type that requires you to use the last word of each sentence as the starting word of the next sentence. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 8th