Get feedback for every submission including your contest entries.Click here to get started.
Contests Announced Today
Don't Pick Up The Phone!Write in any form (poetry, drama, short story, nonfiction, memoir, etc.) a piece that incorporates the phrase, "Don't pick up the phone." Be creative! Deadline: Oct 23rd
senryu17 syllables or less. Short-long-short. Artwork ok. Deadline: Oct 24th
ChildhoodWrite a rhyming poem about your childhood. It can be good or bad, happy or sad.
Contests That Close Today - Still time to enter!
Your Best FriendWrite a poem of any type about your best friend. 150-300 words. Deadline: Oct 21st
The Creepy Crawly BallWrite a flash fiction story 1000 words or less about four of the insects getting ready for the dance. They can be the same or different types of insects.The four could be going to the Ball together or not know each other.
The story can be in any genre. It can be serious or whimsical. Use your creativity and imagination. Deadline: Oct 21st
Where is She Coming From?Write a story that starts with the sentence: "Dearest, would this be of interest to you?" Deadline: Oct 23rd
Rondel PoetryThis poem is the similar to the rondeau poem. The first and second lines repeat in the middle of the poem and at the end. Although only the first line repeats at the end. The rhyme scheme is normally ABba abAB abbaA(B). More information and an example. Deadline: Oct 24th
Write A SonnetWrite a sonnet. A sonnet is a poem of 14 lines. It follows a strict rhyme scheme. It is often about love. Instructions and examples. Deadline: Oct 24th
Lune Poetry ContestA 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: 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
Write a Kyrielle SONNETWrite a Kyrielle Sonnet in iambic tetrameter or iambic pentameter. You can choose one of two specific rhyme schemes and one of two iambic meters. Some lines are repeated, see instructions. Plenty of time to write, make your reservation now. Deadline: Oct 25th
work challengesThis is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Oct 28th
univocal lipogramsThis is a one month contest to write one or more univocal lipograms. A description of the form follows. Deadline: Oct 30th
Haunted HouseThis is a topic based contest. Write a story based on a creepy, spooky haunted house. All ghost, witches and creepy crawly spiders welcome. Write if you Dare!😮 Deadline: Oct 31st
Your best Halloween or Scary Story!New entries only
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 5-7-5Write a poem that has three lines and follows a specific syllables count. View an example in the announcement. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 31st
Deep depression and helpThis is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Oct 31st
Halloween Poetry ContestFor 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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 31st
Halloween HorrorWrite 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 31st
Reviewing ContestEvery 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: Nov 1st
Write the Wrapped RefrainThe topic of this contest is to write the Wrapped Refrain. See contest announcement for rules and examples.
No animation, music or video Deadline: Nov 2nd
The Autumn FeastWrite a Flash Fiction story 1,000 words or less about any Autumn feast. Your character telling the story can not be human. Be creative and imaginative. It can be written in any Genre. Deadline: Nov 4th
Share A Story In A PoemIn 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
I used to _____ (fill in the blank)This contest challenged writers to start a true story by completing an incomplete sentence and to end their story by selecting one of two sentences and replacing DO IT with one, two or more words. Deadline: Nov 7th
Politics 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 ContestFor 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 to the winner. Deadline: Nov 11th
CastawayStuck 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: Nov 15th
Sonnet Poetry ContestJust like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This contest has a 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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 22nd
Free Verse Poetry ContestWrite 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: Nov 27th
Blank Verse Poetry ContestFor 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 to the winner. Deadline: Dec 2nd
Orphan loveThis is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Dec 5th
Etheree PoetryThe Etheree poem has 10 lines with a specific syllable count. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 8th
Quinzaine PoetryA quinzaine is a 3 line poem that only has fifteen syllables. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 14th
Love Poem Poetry ContestWrite 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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 20th
Non-Fiction Writing ContestWe are looking for personal essays, memoirs, and works of literary non-fiction. It can be spiritual, political, or funny. Creative approaches welcomed. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 28th
NightclubThis is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Dec 31st
ABC Poetry ContestFor 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 PoetryWrite 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. Deadline: Jan 9th
2-4-2 PoetryWrite 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 ThisWrite a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 17th
5-7-5 Poetry ContestFor 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 ContestFor 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: Jan 28th
MinuteWrite 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: Feb 2nd
Share Your StoryA 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 to the winner. Deadline: Feb 7th
Horror Story Writing ContestWrite 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 Cash Prize. Deadline: Feb 12th