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Contests Announced Today

Repetition Poem

Write a poem where the same line is repeated at least three times in the poem.




Contests That Close Today - Still time to enter!


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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 6th



Contests That Close Tomorrow


Scare me

Flash fiction contest. Scare us. No ghouls or walking dead. Keep it to a 1,000 words or less. One piece of artwork no music. This is a blind contest. Deadline: May 7th

The human condition

Write a poem on any aspect of the human condition. All forms welcome, your choice.
No humor. One piece of artwork chosen from FanArtReview. No music or sound effects.


All Contests


New Pulp Fiction

Write a modern piece of 'pulp fiction'. Magazines used to be littered with these stories; now it's your turn! New characters (NOT FAN FICTION). See announcement for benchmarks.

MIN 750word. FICTION. Deadline: May 8th

Comic Super Hero of the Future

I would like for this to be a story. The character needs to be described, and an event of the character's skills in action needs to be the story. Please limit this story to 2000 words. Deadline: May 8th

Military Memorial Day

Pen a letter or poem to any military veteran thanking them for fighting for family and freedom. Please include a few lines as a Memorial. With your consent, only, they will be submitted to the Veterns Administration in Washington D.C. by me without your name or identifying information. It will remain confidential. The letter can also tribute your military duties as well. This is so important ... Deadline: May 8th

Challenge

Pretend you move to a city named Challenge. Include some song lyrics, a song title and the band name in a story describing the people and city, "Challenge," in which you live. Minimum 300 words. 1500 to 2000 words recommended. Inspiration by other word prompts and contests. Include the song title and band name in the author notes. Deadline: May 9th

"Found" FLASH FICTION Contest

Write a "Found" Flash Fiction story of 250-1000 words from a fiction book currently on your shelves. Use page 88, paragraph 3. Wow us! Deadline: May 10th

Triolet Poetry

Write a Triolet poem for this contest. A triolet is a poem of only eight lines with a rhyme scheme. Read the announcement for a sample poem and the details. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 12th

Poem of the Month

Each month one poem is selected to be the Poem of the Month. A public vote determines the winner. All poems posted during the month are automatically considered. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: May 16th

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: May 17th

BRING back MAYBERRY

It's time to bring back some down-home humor from a family favorite: The ANDY GRIFFITH Show! Write a poem about the show itself or one of the characters. That's it! (Please keep it clean!) Any type of poem is welcome. Deadline: May 17th

Teen Superheroes

Teen Superheroes in superheroes school. Can be fanfiction or an original story. Any superpowers are welcome. There needs to be a threat/mission or superheroes training session the main characters need Deadline: May 19th

How sporty are you?

Write an essay up to 700 words about one of your favourite sports. Deadline: May 20th

Chatty Musical Instrument

Please write a fantasy poem wherein a musical instrument is doing the talking. It should be written in free verse, with a length that is somewhere between 100 and 250 words.

(The first announcement by this name didn't post correctly (too brief) and I've been unable to get it removed. So use this one as your guide.) Deadline: May 22nd

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: May 22nd

Zodiac Poem/Story Signing Fact

Pen a write about your zodiac sign. Anything goes. Deadline: May 22nd

Inspired by ELVIS!

Turn your favorite Elvis song title (from his collection of over 750!) into a poem-- any style, any length! (See contest description for more.) Deadline: May 23rd

Book of the Month

Each month one book chapter is selected to be the Book of the Month. A public vote determines the winner. All books posted during the month are automatically considered for this contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 26th

Crown of Heroic Sonnets

Write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets. See contest announcement. Deadline: May 27th

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: May 28th

Memorial Day Free Form Poem

Free form poem: Memorial Day I don't care how long or short it is. I don't care if it is pose or a poem of any type. Just tell us what makes this country of ours great as it is. Deadline: May 28th

Your Biggest Dream

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

A Pantoum challenge

Write a pantoum, any subject, of at least six stanzas.
A pantoum is a poem with repeated lines and rhymes. See announcement for a complete description and example. Deadline: May 31st

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: Jun 1st

2-4-2 Poetry

Write a 2-4-2 syllable poem. It has three lines. The first line has 2 syllable, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line 2 syllable. The subject can be anything. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 6th

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: Jun 12th

Blank Verse Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Blank Verse poem. A blank verse poem is written without rhymes and in 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: Jun 18th

Free Form Memorial Day Poem

Free Form Memorial Day poem Deadline: Jun 22nd

Etheree Poetry

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jun 24th

BDSM Switch MC turn sub

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

Romantic Erotica

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

Quinzaine Poetry

A quinzaine is a 3 line poem that only has fifteen syllables. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 30th

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: Jul 6th

What If?

For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character could hear the voices of people that had passed on to the next life? Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jul 12th

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: Jul 18th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 23rd

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: Jul 28th

Switch in Alternate Universe BDSM

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

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: Jul 31st

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." This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 3rd

Write About This

Write About ThisWrite a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 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. Deadline: Aug 9th

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: Aug 15th

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! This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 22nd

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: Aug 27th

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: Aug 31st

Vampire or/and Knifeplay kink

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

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 5th

Romance Story

Romance is one of the most popular forms of writing. The challenge for this writing contest is to write a romance story. No poetry. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 - 3,500 words. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 10th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 16th

Paranormal Flash Fiction

Political Flash FictionIn this flash fiction contest we are challenging writers to write a flash fiction piece that is between 500 and 800 words on the topic provided. The topic is "paranormal". Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 21st

3 Line Poem

Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Sep 26th

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: Oct 1st

Character

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

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.

This contest is for poems of all types and for poets of all skill levels. One entry per person. New entries only. Poetry only. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 11th