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Disguised

Write a story where one of the characters is in a disguise.


Kidnapped!

You are challenged to write a story about a kidnapping. Maximum word count is 500 words.


All Contests


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

Obama's Wiretapping

Write a 5-7-5 on Trump's allegation that Obama wiretapped him at Trump Tower Deadline: Mar 25th

I Believe

Write a story or essay that begins with the sentence: I believe _______ (finish the sentence). Maximum word count: 1,000. Deadline: Mar 26th

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: Mar 27th

TV Pilot

A TV pilot script contest -get ready for tv pilot season. Deadline: Mar 29th

Double or Nothing

Write a poem based on the topic of your choice. Requirement is to write in etheree style incorporating alliteration. It has to include the two (double) or will not qualify (nothing) Deadline: Apr 1st

Lune Poetry Contest

A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 3rd

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 5th

What if George Came Back?

The topic for this contest is: What if George Washington Returned to Our Time?

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

Write a Bio Poem

Write a biographical poem of a famous person. 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? Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 15th

Famous Landmark Poem

Write a pome about a famous and recognizable landmark. Any form of poem except free verse, or blank verse. Must have a recognizable rhyming scheme. Minimum of 8 lines in length. Deadline: Apr 16th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 19th

What did you say? Dialog Challenge

Write a dialog between two or three characters, in which one of the character's words are all quotes from a well known work. Deadline: Apr 23rd

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 24th

I Am Not Your Creation

The topic for this contest is: Your character is a writer. A fictional character(s) comes to life. What happens? Can be told from POV of writer or a character, but at some point author and character must meet. FICTIONAL STORIES ONLY, NO AUDIO, GRAPHICS. 1000-3000 words.

Contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.
Deadline: Apr 25th

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 30th

NaPoWriMo 2017

WINNER TAKES ALL! Open contest - Any style of poetry allowed! Entrants will create a book of 30 poems to represent each day of April. Prologue may be entered March 31. All poems written in April 2017. Deadline: May 1st

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 3rd

Sudden Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 8th

Etheree Poetry

The Etheree poem has 10 lines with a specific syllable count. The first line in your poem has one syllable. The second line has two. The third line has three. The 10th line has 10 syllables. This poetry contest has a cash prize. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 13th

Nonet Poetry Contest

Write a nine line poem for this poetry contest. But you must count syllables. The first line of your poem will have 9 syllables. The second line has 8 syllables and the 7th line has seven. This continues until your final line which has one syllable. This contest has a cash prize. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 19th

Love Poem Poetry Contest

Hello, how are you.

I'm fine thank you.

Lovely weather!

Yes indeed.

Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: May 23rd

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: May 28th

Unexpected Romance

Write a story the brings two people together, two people who don't necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them. No length requirements. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 1st

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 3rd

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jun 6th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 11th

Write A Screenplay

A screenplay can be bring a scene alive with just a little direction and words. Now is your chance to write a screenplay. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 15th

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: Jun 20th

Write About This

Write About ThisWrite a short story, essay or non-fiction work that somehow includes the image pictured. The image must somehow be part of your writing but you can share the feelings or thoughts that you feel are shown in the image. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jun 25th

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: Jun 30th

Kissing

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

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." The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 3rd

Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 5th

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! The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 10th

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jul 15th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Jul 20th

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: Jul 25th

3 Line Poem

Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 30th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 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: Aug 7th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 11th

Character

A character can make a story. Write a story that is based on the scene pictured in this announcement. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 15th

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 19th