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Love Poem

Write a love poem without using the words love, kiss, romance, soul,heart,boyfriend, girlfriend, husband wife or sexual terms.


Meaning of Life

Write a rhyming poem of 12 lines or less that explains the meaning of life. Deadline: In 3 Days



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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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Today!

Short fiction starter

Write a story starting with the following sentence:

If he told his mother what he had seen, she would know he had disobeyed her and gone to the abandoned quarry, but on the other hand, if he didn't, someone might die.


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Story with alternative endings

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 2 Days

DwaRazy Poem contest

A DwaRazy is a poem in which a word is used twice in different forms in the same line of each verse. As an example:
The polished figures of the bronze figurines,
glisten in the sun's glistening beams. Deadline: In 2 Days

Sentence

Write a story that starts with this sentence: There was a knock on the door. Deadline: In 2 Days

Parenthood: An indelible memory

Describe a memory, a lesson taught or learned, or a moment shared that will stay with both parent and child forever.

Prose only. No minimum or maximun word count. Deadline: In 2 Days

Friendship Cross Cultures

This is a topic based contest. Write a story about a friend that opened your world to another culture. Deadline: In 3 Days

Technology wars

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 3 Days

Heroic

Write a story on the topic: heroic Deadline: In 3 Days

Lyrics Make The Song

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Poets have their own contests. Storytellers have their own contests. And, it is high time us lyricists have our own contest too!

So, pen your newest, and best, song lyric masterpieces and enter them into this contest.

NO POETRY ALLOWED FOR THIS CONTEST!

Must be song lyrics only. Deadline: In 4 Days

The confederacy monuments

The topic for this contest is: The confederacy monuments

Write a pro or con piece on why monuments to the confederacy should remain standing or be taken down.

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: In 4 Days

Unexpected Romance

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: In 4 Days

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: In 6 Days

My Testimony

This is a topic based contest. Everyone that enters should write about the great things God has done for them in any time frame. Just give God the glory in this writing. Deadline: In 6 Days

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. Deadline: Jun 6th

TV Pilot

A TV pilot script contest -get ready for tv pilot season. Deadline: Jun 7th

Free Verse of Length

A minimum of thirty lines of free verse poetry on any subject. Display is entirely up to the author with no restrictions. No FORMAL STRUCTURED poetry of any kind will be allowed. Any topic is fine. Deadline: Jun 10th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Jun 11th

Dr. Terry Fying's Crumbling Crypt

A horror prose only contest.
Minimum word limit: 1,000
Maximum word limit: No limit Deadline: Jun 13th

My Final Words

The topic for this poetry contest is: Last Words

Use your portrait to illustrate your poem - write it in a format that would be suitable for reading during your funeral. Let the poem reflect the person you were (are). Deadline: Jun 14th

Write A Screenplay

A screenplay can be bring a scene alive with just a little direction and words. Now is your chance to write a screenplay. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jun 15th

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. Deadline: Jun 20th

Write About This

Write About ThisWrite a short story, essay or non-fiction work that somehow includes the image pictured. The image must somehow be part of your writing but you can share the feelings or thoughts that you feel are shown in the image. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jun 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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 30th

Kissing

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

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." Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jul 3rd

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: Jul 5th

Write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets

The topic of this contest is to write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets. Refer to the contest description for rules and example. Deadline: Jul 7th

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: Jul 10th

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 15th

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: Jul 20th

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: Jul 25th

3 Line Poem

Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 30th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 3rd

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 7th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 11th

Character

A character can make a story. Write a story that is based on the scene pictured in this announcement. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 15th

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: Aug 19th

True Story

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: Aug 23rd

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 27th

Break the Bank! Epic poem contest

Write a fictional epic poem of a great conflict. Minimum 100 lines to a maximum of 200 lines. Must rhyme, in quatrains, see rhyme schemes below. No free verse. Deadline: Aug 30th

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. Deadline: Aug 31st

Lune Poetry Contest

A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 3rd

Nove Otto Poem

Write a poem with nine lines. Each line should have 8 syllables. Cash Prize. Deadline: Sep 7th

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: Sep 12th

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Cash Prize. Deadline: Sep 17th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Sep 22nd

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 27th

Sudden Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 30th

ABAB 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: Oct 4th

Katauta 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 lover. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 9th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 14th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 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 to the winner. Deadline: Oct 22nd

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 24th

What If?

For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if you (or your character - does not have to be first person) you were completely alone. No other human is reachable. How did you find yourself in this situation and what happens? The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 31st