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Ghost Story

Write a Ghost Story. No limit on the word count.


Spooks have a sense of humor too!

Write a story (No word limit), choose one of these classic TV show -- The Munsters, the Adams Family or Bewitched. The issue is there have been some strange things happening at the kid's school. Such as items disappearing, children levitating to name just a couple of things.
You are there on behalf of the school to find out what's going on, and if the kids of the family your visiting i...


Overcomer

What was a time that you were faced with a problem that you overcame? Write about the problem and how you solved and overcame it.


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"My Child Would Never Do That"

Write about a moment in your life when you found out your child or relative did something you never expected them to do. These are the stories our children tell us after they are grown up that we never knew. Ask your children, what did you do that I would have been shocked to know when you were younger. We couldn't have laughed about it then, but now, we would truly enjoy it.
Deadline: In 2 Days

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: In 3 Days

Write a Modern Fable

Write a short fable-like story where the last sentence starts with: "And the moral of the story is". This can be on any subject, true or fictional, and can be in any voice, as long as the moral is stated in the last line. A new twist on an old fable is also allowed. Deadline: In 3 Days

Advice from a well known friend

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 4 Days

The Bucket List

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on your own bucket list items and why. Deadline: In 6 Days

Soulbound

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 6 Days

3 Line 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: In 6 Days

The Men (or women) who love me

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Next Week.

Love letter

The topic for this contest is: Love letter

Write a love letter to your lover/spouse

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

Minimum length 700 words. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 - 3,500 words. Deadline: Next Week.

COFFEE romance

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Next Week.

Hawaii getaway

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Next Week.

Na-Po-Wri-Mo National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Writing Month.

Poets all over the world write one poem each day of the month of April. Deadline: Next Week.

Twelve days of christmas

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Next Week.

Narnia

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Next Week.

Dating romance

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Next Week.

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 3rd

Multi-Form Madness

Write a piece using three different types of poetry. You may use any three of your choice and you may use more, BUT, you MUST use at least three. There are no other rules or restrictions. Deadline: May 4th

Romantic flowers

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: May 8th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 9th

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 10th

150 Words Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that uses 150 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 11th

Mother's Day Poetry Contest

Show your appreciation to Mom with a poem. All forms of poetry accepted. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 13th

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: 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 20th

Footprints

Write one chapter in a seven chapter book (no limit on length of chapter; however, it must be no shorter then 500 words. No sexual content, please.).

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! The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 25th

Write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets

Refer to the contest announcement for the form description and example. Deadline: May 26th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 28th

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..." Cash Prize. Deadline: May 31st

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 5th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. Enter for your chance at the 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. 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. Enter for your chance at the 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 to the winner. Deadline: Jun 18th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jun 22nd

I Imagine

Write a poem that begins with the words "I Imagine". Words do not need to be in quotes. Can add words and change capitalization. For example "I imagine you". All poetry types accepted. Any length accepted. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jun 24th

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: Jun 28th

5 Line Poem

Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jul 3rd

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: Jul 7th

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jul 8th

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem of any type. But there must be a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jul 10th

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jul 15th

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: Jul 20th

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: Jul 25th

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? The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 30th

Halloween romance

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

Romantic Getaway

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

3 Line Poetry Contest

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

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 to the winner. Deadline: Aug 4th

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using six words about any subject. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 5th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 6th

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: Aug 10th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 13th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Aug 17th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 21st

20 Syllable Poem

Write a poem with 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 25th

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a poem that has a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 28th

Snorkeling

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

5-7-5 Poetry

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: Sep 2nd

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Sep 5th

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: Sep 8th

Entering Writing and Poetry Contests

This listing of writing and poetry contests will be updated daily. To enter a contest simply click the button provided when you view the contest announcement. If you are not ready to enter right away you can make a reservation which will save you a spot in a contest. A reservation will also make the contest easy to find when you are ready to enter .

All contests can be entered until the deadline is reached. Give yourself time to enter. And if possible enter at least a few days in advance as you will receive feedback shortly after you enter your contest entry. This feedback can be used to improve your work. You can edit your contest entry at anytime. So your feedback can be used to improve your writing even after you enter the contest. The judges won't read your contest submission until after the deadline has passed.

We recommending reading the contest announcement carefully as there may be requirements in the contest. For example, you may be required to count syllables or use certain words.