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100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Tomorrow!

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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. Deadline: In 6 Days

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash Prize. Deadline: Next Week.

Rhyming 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: Mar 16th

3 Line Poem

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: Mar 17th

75 Words Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that uses 75 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using exactly 75 words. The title does not count towards the word count. Online word processor is an estimate only. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. Cash Prize. Deadline: Mar 18th

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: Mar 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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 20th

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: Mar 23rd

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 30th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 4th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 5th

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using six words about any subject. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 8th

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. Deadline: Apr 13th

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a poem that has a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Apr 17th

5-7-5 Poetry

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: Apr 19th

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: Apr 20th

150 Words Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that uses 150 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using exactly 150 words. The title does not count towards the word count. Online word processor is an estimate only. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Apr 21st

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: Apr 25th

3 Line 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 to the winner. Deadline: Apr 28th

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

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: May 9th

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: May 10th

This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: I had my chance.

Your story must start with the sentence above. You have the option to put it in quotes (for dialogue) and to change the punctuation at the end for proper grammar.

Example:
"I had my chance!" screamed John. "The dialogue or story can continue..." Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 11th

Mother's Day Poetry Contest

Show your appreciation to Mom with a poem. All forms of poetry accepted. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 13th

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 to the winner. Deadline: May 15th

Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: May 20th

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: May 25th

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: May 28th

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jun 1st

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. Deadline: Jun 5th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jun 8th

5-7-5 Poem

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 12th

Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Write a flash fiction story that takes place during a hot summer night. Maximum length 500 words. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jun 16th

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. Deadline: Jun 18th

True Story Contest

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: Jun 22nd

I Imagine

Write a poem that begins with the words "I Imagine". Words do not need to be in quotes. Can add words and change capitalization. For example "I imagine you". All poetry types accepted. Any length accepted. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 24th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Jun 28th

5 Line Poem

Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jul 3rd

Lune Poetry Contest

A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jul 7th

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem of any type. But there must be a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jul 10th

5-7-5 Poetry Writing

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: Jul 15th

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: Jul 20th


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

Book It!

Write a new book in three months. Deadline: In 2 Days

My Alibi

Write a 500 - 1500 word scene based on the board game CLUE. You are one of six characters being questioned by a detective for the death of Mr. Body. Write a scene where you provide your alibi. Use the rooms and weapons from gameplay, i.e., candlestick and library.

Deadline: In 5 Days

The Bucket List

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on your own bucket list items and why. Deadline: In 6 Days

The Men (or women) who love me

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Next Week.

Fun with Punctuation

How well do you know your punctuation marks? Can you use them correctly? PLEASE feel free to use resources such as style guides and definitions of each mark to complete your work. Deadline: Mar 8th

Stories about scars

Write a short story about a scar- whether it is a physical scar, or an emotional one. The minimum length of words is 500, and the maximum is 1000. Deadline: Mar 10th

Advice from a well known friend

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Mar 15th

Become the Animal!

Write a short poem with a rhyme scheme from the perspective of any animal of your choosing. How well can you portray the mind of an animal from within you? Deadline: Mar 18th

Wedding

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Mar 31st

Soulbound

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Mar 31st

Romantic Valentine

The topic for this contest is: romantic valentine. Write a story of any type on the topic. Deadline: Mar 31st

Twelve days of christmas

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

Narnia

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

Dating romance

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