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Contests Announced Today
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 WordsWrite 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)
WritingWrite 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 SenryuA 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 PoemWrite 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.
Fire and RainOne 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 RimaWrite 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.
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3 Line PoemWrite a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Mar 3rd
Write a SenryuThe challenge for this prompt is to write a senryu. Deadline: Mar 3rd
Horror TankaFor 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 TrueSometimes 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 ContestWrite a story using only dialogue. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Mar 5th
Your Saddest MomentThis is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Mar 6th
Unrequited LoveWrite a poem on the subject of unrequired love. See contest announcement for rules. Deadline: Mar 8th
Colonizing a New PlanetWrite 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 StoryThis 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 ContestWrite 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 ContestWrite 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
CharacterA 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 PilotA 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 ContestThe 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 RememberBegin 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 PoetryWrite 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 ContestFor 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 NothingWrite 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 ContestA 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 5-7-5Write 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 PoemIn 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 FictionWrite a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 10th
Haiku Poetry ContestFor 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 FictionWrite a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Apr 19th
Sonnet Poetry ContestJust like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 24th
I Am Not Your CreationThe 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 ContestA 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 FictionWrite a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 8th
Etheree PoetryThe 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 ContestWrite 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 ContestHello, how are you.
I'm fine thank you.
This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: May 23rd