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5-7-5

Write a poem on any topic. Must have following syllable count. First line has five syllables, second seven, the final line has 5 syllables.


Animal Thoughts on Humans

The topic for this contest is: How do our animal friends (domestic or wild) understand a particular human behavior?

Write a short, humorous story that somehow incorporates this topic.

Creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.

Recommended length: 500 to 1,000 words. Deadline: Feb 21st


Contests That Close Tomorrow


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

Reviewing Contest

Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 24th

Etheree

The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.


What's Up With That Dream?

Write a short story in regard to a dream that you have experienced that may have troubled you in some way. What did you do to help yourself through it?


TV Sitcom

Write a story of any length using TV sitcom characters. It can be "Brady Bunch", "The Partridge Family", "Friends" or any other TV show that you choose.


All Contests


Earthquake

Write a short story about an earthquake, using fictional characters and dramatization. Deadline: Jan 25th

Last Words

You're cleaning out your attic and stumble across an old photo of someone you don't recognize, hugging your mom. When you ask her about it she becomes very upset and runs out of the room. Deadline: Jan 26th

Reviewing Contest

Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 27th

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. Deadline: Jan 28th

Reviewing Contest

Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 1st

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. Deadline: Feb 2nd

Dream Come True

Sometimes when we dream, it is really a message to us from above. Sometimes, it is simply our sub-consciousness that is active in our dream. Share a story about a dream that you had, that came true. Deadline: Feb 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: 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

Valentine's Poetry

Write a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be humorous or a serious love poem. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Feb 14th

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

Valentines Writing Contest

We are looking for stories, essays, letters or other form of prose that have Valentines Day playing a clear role. Creative approaches welcomed.

One entry per person. Minimum length 700 words. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 - 3,500 words. New entries only. No poetry. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 17th

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: 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. The winner takes away 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Mar 9th

Character

A character can make a story. Write a story that based on the scene pictured in this announcement. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Mar 14th

TV Pilot

A TV pilot script contest -get ready for tv pilot season. Deadline: Mar 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 to the winner. 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. This contest has a 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 5th

Drabble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Cash prize to the winner. 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 to the winner. Deadline: Apr 15th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 19th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This contest has a cash prize. 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. This contest has 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 24th

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 to the winner. Deadline: May 28th

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. 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. Enter for your chance at the 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. Enter for your chance at the 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 25th