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5-7-5 Poem

Write a 5-7-5 poem. This is a poem with only three lines. The catch is there is a strict syllable count. The first line has 5 syllables, second 7, third 5 again. See an example and details in the announcement.


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True Story Contest

Share a true story from your life. Write a story that shares a moment, an object, a feeling, etc. This does not have to be a profound memory, but should allow readers insight into your feelings, observations and/or thoughts. Use at least 100 words. No poetry. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: In 2 Days

Nonet Poetry

Write a nonet poem. It's a simple format. A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine that finishes with just one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional. See an example in this announcement (scroll down to the forum). Deadline: In 2 Days

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: In 6 Days

Book It!

Write a new book in three months. Deadline: Next Week.

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Next Week.

Statement-Question

Statement/Question Deadline: Next Week.

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: Feb 3rd

5 Line Poem

Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 7th

Driver's Road Test

A superhero has failed his/her road test for a driver's license. Write a 500 - 1000 word scene about a conversation between the tester and the failed applicant. Use your own superhero or choose one from the picture below. Use their super powers in the scene.

Deadline: Feb 11th

Bloody Valentine

The topic for this contest is: Bloody Valentine

Write a story about some kind of bloody valentine...It is the writers choice as to what they consider a bloody valentine...

No word count... Deadline: Feb 11th

Lune Poetry Contest

A 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: Feb 11th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Feb 14th

5-7-5 Poetry Writing

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 15th

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem of any type. But there must be a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 18th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 22nd

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Feb 26th

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? Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Mar 3rd

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: Mar 5th

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a ABAB poem for this contest. This is a poem with a specific rhyme scheme. Read the announcement for a sample poem and the details. Cash Prize. Deadline: Mar 12th

3 Line Poem

Write a poem that has three lines and a syllable count of either 5-7-5 or 5-7-7. The poem must address a lover. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Mar 17th

75 Words Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that uses 75 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using exactly 75 words. The title does not count towards the word count. Online word processor is an estimate only. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Mar 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Mar 20th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Mar 23rd

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Mar 30th

Wedding

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

Soulbound

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

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Apr 4th

Short Poem

For this contest you are to write a short poem. The poem should have exactly 20 syllables. You can structure it anyway you choose and choose the word count. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 20 syllables total. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 5th

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using six words about any subject. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Apr 8th

Romance Writing Contest

Write a story the brings two people together, two people who don't necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them. No length requirements. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 13th

Loop Poetry Contest

A fun poetry type that requires you to use the last word of each sentence as the starting word of the next sentence. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 17th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Apr 20th

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: Apr 25th

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. Deadline: Apr 28th

justice league harry potter crossov

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

Twelve days of christmas

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

Narnia

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

Dating romance

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

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 3rd

150 Words Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that uses 75 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using exactly 150 words. The title does not count towards the word count. Online word processor is an estimate only. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 5th

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: May 8th

This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: I had my chance.

Your story must start with the sentence above. You have the option to put it in quotes (for dialogue) and to change the punctuation at the end for proper grammar.

Example:
"I had my chance!" screamed John. "The dialogue or story can continue..." The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 11th

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: May 15th

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: May 20th

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! Cash Prize. Deadline: May 25th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 28th

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 1st

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

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 8th

5-7-5 Poem

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: Jun 12th

Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Write a flash fiction story that takes place during a hot summer night. Maximum length 500 words. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 16th

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. Deadline: Jun 18th

Harry Potter AU

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