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Jisei contest (haiku)

Japan has a long history of jisei, or death poems. Jisei is the "farewell poem to life." These poems were written by literate people just before their death.
Jisei was written in kanshi, waka, and haiku. Deadline: Mar 12th


Contests That Close Today - Still time to enter!


I assume......

A poem that is "assumptive" The beginning starts with one thing you assume to be true but ends up not true, Can be any style




Contests That Close Tomorrow


Use These Words

Write a story but use the following words: silly, rotten, heart, miserable, scream, drink. Words may be used in different formats (for example: drink, drinking, drank)


Writing

Write a story or essay with the topic of "writing". Can be instructional or a character in the story can be a writer. Creative approaches welcomed.


Write A Senryu

A senryu is a three line Japanese poem structurally similar to haiku. It is unrhymed and the subject is based human nature. Line 1 - 5 syllables - Line 2 - 7 syllables - Line 3 - 5 syllables. I


Abecdarian Poem

Write an abecdarian poem, using the 26 letters of the alphabet chronologically. An abecedarian poem is a special form of an acrostic poem, in which the initial letters of the words beginning each line or stanza spell out the alphabet in order.


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Fire and Rain

One of James Taylor's famous lines from one of his enduring songs is," I've seen fire and I've seen rain..."
Write a poem of any length or type, expressing what this line's content means to you in your life. The words,"fire and rain" each have to be used, but not necessarily together. Deadline: Mar 2nd

Ottawa Rima

Write an Ottava Rima.

A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:

one octive poem. abababcc
two octive poem. abababcc, dededeff
three octive poem. abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii

...so on and so on

In this contest, there is a two octive maximum.

Example:
He is There
<... Deadline: Mar 2nd

3 Line Poem

Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Mar 3rd

Write a Senryu

The challenge for this prompt is to write a senryu. Deadline: Mar 3rd

Horror Tanka

For this contest you are asked to write a tanka featuring a horror theme. The syllable count required is 5/7/5/7/7 Deadline: Mar 4th

Dream Come True

Sometimes when we dream, it is really a message to us from above. Sometimes, it is simply our sub-consciousness that is active in our dream. Share a story about a dream that you had, that came true. Deadline: Mar 5th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Mar 5th

Your Saddest Moment

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

Unrequited Love

Write a poem on the subject of unrequired love. See contest announcement for rules. Deadline: Mar 8th

Colonizing a New Planet

Write a story about a person who is one of the colonizers of a new planet.
Use your imagination and be creative. But, most of all, have fun!

Must be written in 3rd person POV, past tense only.

Minimum-900 words, maximum-3,000 words



Deadline: Mar 8th

Erotic Fiction Story

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.

The heat level is up to you, as well as the gender of the participants.

Please: NO Taboo Subjects Deadline: Mar 8th

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Mar 8th

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: Mar 9th

Poema de recuerdos






Escribir un poema romántico o biográfico usando las siguientes palabras: invierno, recuerdo, alegría, mañana y sonrisa. El poema debe tener un minimo de tres estrofas. Deadline: Mar 10th

Character

A character can make a story. Write a story that based on the scene pictured in this announcement. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 14th

TV Pilot

A TV pilot script contest -get ready for tv pilot season. Deadline: Mar 15th

What kind of apple are you?

There are over 7,000 varieties of apples worldwide. Describe yourself or someone you know in terms of one apple variety in 100 words or less. Deadline: Mar 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 19th

Christian Song Titles tell a story!

Using gospel song titles write a story about your feelings about how you feel about God, Heaven and your walk with the Lord! Deadline: Mar 21st

I Remember

Begin your non-fiction autobiographical story with the words 'I remember...' Complete the sentence conveying 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: Mar 22nd

What if George Came Back?

The topic for this contest is: What if George Washington Returned to Our Time?

Contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.
Deadline: Mar 22nd

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: Mar 25th

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: Mar 27th

Double or Nothing

Write a poem based on the topic of your choice. Requirement is to write in etheree style incorporating alliteration. It has to include the two (double) or will not qualify (nothing) Deadline: Apr 1st

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: Apr 3rd

Newbie 5-7-5

Write a poem that has three lines and follows a specific syllables count. View an example in the announcement. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 5th

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: Apr 5th

Drabble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 10th

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: Apr 15th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Apr 19th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 24th

I Am Not Your Creation

The topic for this contest is: Your character is a writer. A fictional character(s) comes to life. What happens? Can be told from POV of writer or a character, but at some point author and character must meet. FICTIONAL STORIES ONLY, NO AUDIO, GRAPHICS. 1000-3000 words.

Contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.
Deadline: Apr 25th

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) were hiking and heard screaming from a distance. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 30th

Loop Poetry Contest

A challenging 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: May 3rd

Sudden Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 8th

Etheree Poetry

The Etheree poem has 10 lines with a specific syllable count. The first line in your poem has one syllable. The second line has two. The third line has three. The 10th line has 10 syllables. This poetry contest has a cash prize. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 13th

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: May 19th

Love Poem Poetry Contest

Hello, how are you.

I'm fine thank you.

Lovely weather!

Yes indeed.

This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: May 23rd

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: May 28th

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: Jun 1st

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: Jun 3rd

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: Jun 6th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 11th

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. Enter for your chance at the 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. 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." 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jul 5th

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 to the winner. 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. This contest has 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jul 25th