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A writing contest with a cash prize. Read the contest announcement for the details on this contest with a specific topic.


ABC Poetry Contest

An ABC poem follows the alphabet. Start each line with a letter in the alphabet that follows the previous line. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Tomorrow!

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Cinquain Poetry

Write a poem with a specific syllable count to enter this writing contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: In 5 Days

One Line Poem

Can you write a complete poem - with only one line? That is the challenge of this writing contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Nov 30th

2-4-2 Poetry

Share a poem with a specific syllable count and only three lines. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 3rd

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

Share a poem that has three lines and follows the 5-7-5 syllable count. It's similar to a haiku but you can write about anything.' The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 6th

This Sentence Starts The Story

For this contest we provide you with the first sentence to start your story. What you do with it from there is up to you. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 8th

Minute

Share a poem that has a specific syllable count. Details in the contest announcement. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 12th

Share Your Story

What's your story. Give details about your life and how you can to be where you are. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 16th

Four Line Poem

Write a poem wtih only four lines that has a special syllable count. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 20th

Christmas Story

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. Think of all the Christmas stories that you know. Can you create one? That is the challenge of this writing contest. Write a story that somehow involves Christmas. Cash Prize. Deadline: Dec 25th

Christmas Poetry

Share a poem that celebrates Christmas to enter this poetry contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 25th

Horror Story Writing Contest

Share a horror story for this writing contest. Past greats such as Stephen King have made careers with horror writing. Now is your chance to share your horror story for this writing contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 29th

Free Verse Poetry Contest

Share a poem without restrictions for this free verse poetry contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 3rd

Antonym Poetry Contest

Share a four line poem that follows a specific format to enter this writing contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 5th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Dialogue is an important part of any story. For this writing contest your challenge is to write a story only using dialogue. No speech tags. No descriptions. Write a story as if those writing were talking on the telephone or texting. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jan 8th

Acrostic Poetry Contest

For this contest pay special attention to the first letter of each line. Because your goal is to spell out a word using the first letter of each line in the poem. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 13th

Flash Fiction - A Secret

A flash fiction story is a story that only has a few words - but tells a complete story. Your challenge is to share a story that only uses a few words but tell a comlete story in the process. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 17th

Faith Poetry Contest

Share your poem with the topic of 'faith' for this writintg contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jan 20th

True Story Contest

Share a true story for this writing contest. Share something in your life that is either dark, exciting or interesting and write a story to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jan 25th

Lanturne Poetry

Enter this poem by writing a 5 line poem that has a the specified syllable count. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 30th

Tanka Poetry Contest

To enter this contest share a poem that has five lins with the specified syllable count. Cash Prize. Deadline: Feb 3rd

5 Line Poem

Write a five line poem for this writing contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Feb 7th

Lune Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Feb 11th

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem that rhymes for this contest. Your poem can be any type but must have a clear rhyme scheme. Cash Prize. Deadline: Feb 18th

Share A Story In A Poem

Your poem should tell a story for this contest. The challenge is to write a poem of any type that also tells a story. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 22nd

100 Word Flash Fiction

This flash fiction writing contest challenges you to share a story with only 100 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 26th

Haiku Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this poetry contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Mar 3rd

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Write a sonnet poem to enter this writing contest. Read the contest announcement for the details on writing a sonnet. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 5th

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Share a rhyming poem to enter this poetry contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 9th

75 Words Flash Fiction

For this writing contest you are to write a story with only 750 words. That is the extreme amount of words for a flash fiction. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 10th

3 Line Poem

Write a poem to someone special for this writing contest but it must follow a specific syllable count of 5-7-5 or 5-7-7 Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Mar 15th

Non-Fiction Writing Contest

Share a non-fiction story for this contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Mar 17th

Love Poem Poetry Contest

This contest challenges you to write a poem that is a love poem. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Mar 20th

Nonet Poetry Contest

This poem only has 9 words. To enter this writing contest share a poem that has nine lines and a specific format. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 23rd

Dribble Flash Fiction

Can you share a complete story with only 50 words? It can be done. Share your short story but only use 50 words. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 4th

Short Poem

Your challenge for this writing contest is to share a poem that only has 20 syllables. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Apr 5th

Six Word Poetry Contest

Six words is all you get for this poetry contest. Can you share a poem with only six words? Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 8th

Romance Writing Contest

Share a story of romance for this writing contest. Romance is one of the biggest sellers in the book stories. You can have quite a career with it. Now is your chance. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 13th

Loop Poetry Contest

Write a poem with a specific format for this contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 17th