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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: Today!

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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: In 5 Days

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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. The winner takes away a 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. This contest has a cash prize. 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 to the winner. 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. The winner takes away a 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. This contest has a 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 to the winner. 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. Enter for your chance at the 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? This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 22nd

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 27th

Sudden Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. This contest has a cash prize. 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 to the winner. 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 9th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 14th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. The winner takes away a 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. 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. Enter for your chance at the 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? Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 31st

Short Poem

For this contest you are to write a short poem. The poem should have 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Nov 3rd

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using six words about any subject. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Nov 7th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Nov 11th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Nov 15th

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: Nov 20th

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: Nov 24th

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash Prize. Deadline: Nov 30th

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

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: Dec 6th

This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: Did you hear that? Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 8th

Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 12th

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: Dec 16th

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 29th


Not all contests have cash prizes. You can also enter contests for fun. These contests below have a member dollar prize pool. You can use the winnings from these contests to get more feedback for your writing.

Contests With Today As A Deadline

Balloons

Write a poem about balloons any type of balloons free verse or rhyme any length as long as balloons are in the poem Cash Prize. Reserve a spot if you plan to enter. Deadline is today.

a limerick

The topic for this poetry contest a limerick about anything as long as it is funny

Write a poem that somehow incorporates the topic. The poem does not have to be specifically about the topic and creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: In 2 Days

The colour blue

The topic for this poetry contest is: the colour blue

Write a poem that somehow incorporates the topic. The poem does not have to be specifically about the topic and creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: In 6 Days

Write a Poem about Pirates

Write a poem about Pirates. Any kind of poem is acceptable as long as it has a minimum of eight lines. Rhyming poetry only; no free verse. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Next Week.

clown and a unicycle

a poem about a clown and a unicycle in free verse or rhyme as long as you want Cash Prize. Deadline: Jul 29th

write A letter to some one you miss

The topic for this poetry contest is: a letter to some one you really miss

Write a poem that somehow incorporates the topic. The poem does not have to be specifically about the topic and creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 1st

Brett West Songwriting Contest

FanStory's only songwriting contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 1st

Lyrics Make The Song Contest

Must be song lyrics only.

Can use one picture but NO music or other enhancements allowed. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 1st

Sound

Write a story about a sound you've listened to which creates an image in your mind.Be as detailed as you like. No poetry. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 2nd

snow

a poen about snow in any way as long as you use snow in the poem Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 2nd

American Were woman

Write a story about a guy who deserves or doesn't deserve to be curse to change at the light of the full moon into a woman.... Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 5th

Love, Compassion and Kindness

This is a freestyle poetry contest about the subjects of: Love, Compassion and Kindness and what it means for you.
Simply defined the topics are:
Love: An intense feeling of deep affection.
Compassion: Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.:
Kindness: The quality of being friendly, generous and considerate.
Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 9th

PAINT ME A DREAM

Vividly write about a dream you had once or had last night the choice is yours. The more descriptive words the better. I want the readers to see your dream almost as if they were looking at a picture you drew or a movie you directed. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 13th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 30th

romantic dinner

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 30th

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