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Contests Announced Today

Crying Out Loud

This contest is about weeping, either literally or metaphorically. Whether it's you, your heart or someone else crying, just make it about crying. Any length and any style, no restrictions.


The Overcomer

Write about what or how you've overcome. This can be written in any style and length.


Free Verse Poetry

Write a free verse poem. Free verse is a form of poetry that does not necessarily follow to any specific meter patterns, rhyme, or any other pattern. Free verse, despite its freedom, often still has some elements of form. Most free verse does observe a convention of lines and structure. No rhyming patterns.




Contests That Close Today - Still time to enter!


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: Jul 27th



Contests That Close Tomorrow


Write a humorous story

Create a humorous story from scratch! It could be about anything, as long as it's funny. Minimum amount of words is 700. There is no maximum amount of words. Deadline: Jul 28th

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

BDSM Switch MC turn sub

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Jul 28th

Nature Nonet

Write a Nonet poem (9 lines 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 syllables) about nature or seasons. Rhyming is optional.


All Contests


21ST Century Constitution

Choose a minimum of two ADDITIONS to the US Constitution that must be viable and withstand 200 years (until 2216) of challenges. The prompt requires writers to look into the future and determine issues and laws to protect America and all its citizens. PROSE ONLY. Deadline: Jul 29th

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: Jul 29th

Who will vote for and why?

The 2016 Election is in November. In your essay, tell why you would vote for either Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump. If you don't like these choices, then who would you nominate and why. Back your reasoning using facts. Deadline: Jul 29th

Poetry For Sarah

Pick a chapter in the book "2nd Time Around" by teols2016 (the book is fully posted on FS.) Write a poem of any type about the chapter. Note which chapter you picked in the author's notes. The prologue and epilogue are fair game. Best of luck and have fun. Deadline: Jul 29th

Free Form Off the Grid

Be creative and write a free form story poem about if you were to live off the grid. Off the grid in my understanding to be living in the wild self-sufficiently. Can be fiction or non-fiction. Please specify fiction or non-fiction in the author notes. Deadline: Jul 29th

Mommy Dearest

Desperately strapped for cash your beloved mother rents out a room in her house.

Unbeknown to her the new long term tenant is your worst enemy.

Obviously you are not happy with the situation.

Using any prose genre in 1,000 words or less tell us what happens.

This contest picture must be used.

Entries not using this picture will not be considered ... Deadline: Jul 29th

The time of my life:

Write a short story. The topic is: The best time you ever had in your life. It can be as an adult or as a child. Please keep it clean. Minimum length 100 words. Maximum Length 4,000 words. Deadline: Jul 30th

Assassinate Me A Thriller!

In 500 words or less, write a thriller (or/and horror) prose involving an assassin/assassination or hitman/hitwoman. No poetry or script, please. Be creative and have fun! :) Deadline: Jul 30th

It Was One of Those Days

"It was one of those days," Start your story with that prompt. It might be a day when you thought you did everything right, but it changed. It might be one of those days when life was amazing and you could do nothing wrong. Which ever day you choose live it in your story. Deadline: Jul 30th

Oh, you are... are you?

Write a humorous free verse or free style poem about YOU, as though you are talking to yourself! Recommended (but not required) that you start every stanza (except your last stanza) with "You are..." . You may start your last stanza with whatever you choose. Your poem can be of any length and genre. Deadline: Jul 30th

Dr. Terry Fying's Crumbling Crypt 3

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

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

Nerd City

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Aug 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: Aug 1st

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

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 4th

The Most Brilliant light

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Deadline: Aug 5th

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: Aug 5th

The Do Over

Write a story based on the artwork shown. Deadline: Aug 7th

Clichés!

Write a poem that is s
loaded with cliches. Deadline: Aug 8th

Outrageous Superhero Powers

Write a super hero story where the superhero(es) have odd powers that no superhero should have in crime fighting like raining bananas down for example. Deadline: Aug 8th

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: Aug 9th

Faith/ Free Form

Any poem about faith. don't care how long or short it is Deadline: Aug 10th

Redo The Lyrics

For this contest -- pick a song. Any song. Simply, redo the lyrics of that song. Pictures, video, and artwork is welcome. Is recommended that you post the real version of that song in the author notes for fans to follow along. Just push play. Use your imagination. Words can rhyme or not. 1000 word limit. Deadline: Aug 13th

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: Aug 15th

Witness

Write a story: a police officer interviews one or more witnesses about a crime they saw being commited. Take it in whichever way you want, but it must contain the interview (the officer's rank and department is up to you.) Maximum word count: 1000 Deadline: Aug 20th

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: Aug 20th

Armed Conflict

This is a FICTION ONLY contest. No Poetry. Word Requirement: 1000 minimum. No maximum. The Topic is WAR, defined as conflict carried on between nations by force of arms. Character is engaged in battle, or resting behind the lines. May also be a prisoner, or part of occupation or resistance.

Deadline: Aug 21st

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: 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. The winner takes away a 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 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. The winner takes away 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 10th

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 linehas 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 12th

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: Sep 16th

Star-Crossed Lovers

The topic for this contest is: Star-crossed lovers. The star-crossed love deeply, but must part due to circumstances beyond their control. (Think Romeo and Juliet.) The affair cannot end happily, although it need not end in death. FICTION ONLY. NO POETRY. 1000 word minimum, no maximum. No sexual scenes that would require a site warning.

Deadline: Sep 20th

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". This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 21st

3 Line Poem

Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Enter for your chance at the 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 1st

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

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

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 24th

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

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: Nov 5th

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 to the winner. 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 8th

Quinzaine Poetry

A quinzaine is a 3 line poem that only has fifteen syllables. Enter for your chance at the 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. 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 20th