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Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 24th



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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

The time of my life:

Write a short story. The topic is: The best time you ever had in your life. It can be as an adult or as a child. Please keep it clean. Minimum length 100 words. Maximum Length 4,000 words.


The Enjoyment of Eating!

The enjoyment of eating! Yes, the contest entries can be about eating enjoyment, but they can also be about enjoyable times that happened while eating. Topic does not have to be addressed directly, but must be incorporated into piece. Readers should be able to laugh at the entries! Any type of submission, poetry, non-fiction, fiction, etc., is welcome. Works must be 300 words or less. Word c...


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9-1-1 Contest

Write a poem using a 9,1,1, syllable count that relates to a well-known disaster or tragic event in history.

9 syllables on the first line
1 syllable on the second line
1 syllable on the third line Deadline: Apr 26th

TV Pilot

A TV pilot script contest -get ready for tv pilot season. Deadline: Apr 26th

Romance

Poetry and love have been synonymous since poetry was first invented. Your acrostic poem should relate to this subject. An acrostic is a poem which spells out a word or idea. Sometimes what it spells out is the the title of the poem itself. Usually the first letter of each line spells out this key word. Deadline: Apr 26th

Napo Poem - National Poetry Month

Write a Napo to celebrate this special month. A Napo is a poem with only four stanzas. Each stanza has only four lines. Each line in the stanza has only four syllables. A Napo is a poem that celebrates National Poetry Month poem (celebrated in April, the fourth month). Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Apr 27th

Love You? HAHAHA!

Write a poem in any style about a terrible love experience. Deadline: Apr 29th

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. Enter for your chance at the 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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: May 3rd

Poem of length

This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
It must be a poem of length (at least 14 stanzas, more encouraged!) and about a real person alive or dead. Rhyme or Free verse. Deadline: May 8th

Song-title poem

SongTitlepoem rhyming or not, your choice, any style, any subject Deadline: May 8th

Sudden Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: May 8th

Erotic Horror

Horror-Erotica. The requirements for this are PROSE no poetry, an erotic horror story, use your imagination, aim for 1000-2000 words.
You will need to bring together the concepts of HORROR and EROTICA.
Deadline: May 12th

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

Forge a Poem

Forge a poem about blacksmiths or smithing. Deadline: May 17th

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

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. The winner takes away 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. 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. Enter for your chance at the 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. 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. 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. 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. This contest has a 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. 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. 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." This contest has a 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

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! Enter for your chance at the 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. Enter for your chance at the 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 to the winner. Deadline: Jul 25th

3 Line Poem

Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jul 30th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. This contest has 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. 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. Enter for your chance at the 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. 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 27th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 3rd

Nove Otto Poem

Write a poem with nine lines. Each line should have 8 syllables. This contest has a 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. This contest has a 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? The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 22nd