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Contests Announced Today

A Poem about God

Write a poem of 200-300 words about God, to God, or what God means to you. Any type of poem is fine.




Contests That Close Today - Still time to enter!


Political Humor

Write a flash Fiction story telling the reader which Cartoon character or characters you would put in different government offices and why. Deadline: Sep 30th

work challenges

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Sep 30th



Contests That Close Tomorrow


IT'S FALL, Y' ALL

Fall is in the air. Let's celebrate. Deadline: Oct 1st

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: Oct 1st

Opposites Attract

The topic for this contest is: Opposites Attract. Romeo and Juliet, Ross and Rachel, these are couples that were opposites yet found love with one another. In this contest write a story about a couple that is opposite but yet drawn to one another.


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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 1st

All Contests


The Good Old Days

Write a poem about "the good old days" as you remember them. Any type, at least six lines Deadline: Oct 3rd

Psalmist Too

This is a topic based contest. Write a Psalm using the information provided in the announcement. Only one entry per writer for this contest. Deadline: Oct 4th

Character

A character can make a story. Write a story that based on the scene pictured in this announcement. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 5th

ElfQuest

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.

Minimum words 800 max up to the author...

NO POETRY Deadline: Oct 7th

Rondeau Redoublé

This is the third in my series of contests featuring more 'serious' verse forms.

The Rondeau Redouble is quite a complex form. See the announcement for details and an example. Deadline: Oct 8th

AU people are value base on succes

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Oct 9th

Tongue Twisters!

Create a new tongue twister to try to confound verbal speech. It MUST make sense! Any genre or style, but keep it kid friendly. Deadline: Oct 10th

Antonym/Synonym

A decided twist on the original. Please incorporate a four line poem three times in any order of synonym and antonym. Any subject.
Deadline: Oct 10th

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: Oct 11th

Forza Rima

(Inspired by Pantygynt) You are challenged to write a humorous poem that includes some forced rhymes. No minimum of maximum word count. Any form you'd like (or no form at all). Deadline: Oct 14th

What was the Fight of your Life?

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Include as many details about what your feelings were as you can. Deadline: Oct 16th

Cinquain on Nature

Cinquain is French for five. This poem has five lines only. The syllables are as follows:
2,4,6,8,2. You can have as many stanzas as you like but keep the subject on NATURE.

For examples of Cinquain poetry look at Poetry Dances on Fanstory. Deadline: Oct 17th

Song Lyrics

Write a song about a relevant social issue affecting the world today. Any style, any genre. You may choose to include audio of your song, but it is not required. Deadline: Oct 18th

Palindrome Poetry

A palindrome is a word (or sentence) that reads the same backwards as forward. So "Madam" is a palindrome. For a palindrome poem you incorporate it into your poem but do so with the sentences. See an example in the announcement. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 18th

Lune Poetry Contest

A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 24th

Anybody Hungry?

Write a story that incorporates a recipe in it. It can be specific or generalized, but enough to recognize it as more than simply a reference to food. It can be any style or genre, but R, PG or G rated, please. 500 to 3,500 words. Deadline: Oct 25th

Your best Halloween or Scary Story!

New entries only

No poetry

No Non-fiction

No memoirs

No blood, or guts.

I'm looking for psychological terror like the old fashioned horror movies from the 40's and 50's.

Word count: 750 words - 3000 words

The entry must be a complete story with a beginning, middle, and a ending. Deadline: Oct 31st

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: Oct 31st

Deep depression and help

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

Halloween Poetry Contest

For our Halloween Poetry Contest we are looking for poems that somehow capture the fun, horror or excitement of this time of the year. This contest is for poems of all types and for poets of all skill levels.

The deadline is Halloween. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 31st

Halloween Horror

Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween writing contest. The story can have a Halloween theme or you can use your imagination to create a story that will put your readers on edge. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 31st

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Nov 5th

Politics Flash Fiction

Political Flash FictionThe topic of this flash fiction contest is "politics". Trump or Clinton? What are your thoughts on the election? Cash Prize. Deadline: Nov 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? Cash Prize. Deadline: Nov 11th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Nov 17th

What If?

For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character woke up in a cell. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 22nd

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 27th

Blank Verse Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Blank Verse poem. A blank verse poem is written without rhymes in an iambic meter. It is a poetic form that is often used in narrative and dramatic poetry. It was popularized by William Shakespeare. Cash Prize. Deadline: Dec 2nd

Orphan love

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Dec 5th

Etheree Poetry

The Etheree poem has 10 lines with a specific syllable count. Cash Prize. Deadline: Dec 8th

Quinzaine Poetry

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

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 20th

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. Enter for your chance at the 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

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. This contest has a 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 9th

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. The winner takes away 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

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. 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

Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. The winner takes away a cash prize. 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! 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 This contest has a 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. 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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Mar 3rd