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Quatrain Poetry
A quatrain is a poem that has four lines for each stanza. It usually has rhyme scheme of abab or its variant, xbyb. Click here for an example.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  17 of 18 5.00 member dollars Contests
what makes you happy?
your challenge for this contest, should you choose to accept it, is to write a poem with a distinctive rhyme scheme (example: ABAB) of between 100-200 words about ONE THING that makes you happy when you are down.

*NO people, pets, or places!
*NO artwork.
*NO author notes.
*MUST put name of contest and word count in description line - NOTHING else.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  18 of 18 None shelley kaye
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Write a poem inspired by the line "Nothing gold can stay". This line must be present in your poem and the poem must rhyme.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  10 of 18 40.00 member dollars pennedup
Haibun Style Mixed Prose/Poetry
Please write a mixture of prose and poetry on the theme of A SINGLE DAY in an 'ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY' HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT.

Terse fragmented prose is preferred, with as little word wastage as possible.

You MUST include at least TWO 3-lined senryu (up to seventeen syllables in each) that reflect the theme and blend into the story.

NO ARTWORK OR SOUND EFFECTS.

NO AUTHOR NOTES.

MIN 150, MAX 250 WORDS.

'DEFINITION' ABOVE TITLE MUST INCLUDE A CLEARLY VISIBLE WORD COUNT, BUT NOTHING ELSE.

BLACK TYPE ON WHITE BACKGROUND ONLY.

5.00 member dollars  Poetry  17 of 18 5.00 member dollars Domino 2
Bird's Nest haiku/senryu suite
Please write THREE OR FOUR separate 3-liners with a line space in between each of them.

Each 3-liner must have the theme of a SINGLE AND THE SAME bird's nest and its occupants.

Each 3-liner may have between ten and seventeen syllables. That's a TOTAL syllable count of between 30 and 51 (for THREE) OR 40 and 68 (for FOUR).

No artwork or sound effects.

No author notes.

Black type on white background ONLY.

'Description', above title, must be, 'Bird's nest haiku/senryu suite' - nothing else.


5.00 member dollars  Poetry  8 of 18 50.00 member dollars Domino 2
Unexpected Romance
The topic for this contest is: Unexpected Romance. The story brings two people together, two people who don't necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them.
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  14 of 18 20.00 member dollars Contests
VERY FEW RULES PROMPT
Please write a poem in any form.

The theme is up to you.

Min100 words, Max 180 words.

No artwork or sound effects.

No author notes.

That's it!

5.00 member dollars  Poetry  14 of 18 20.00 member dollars Domino 2
Emotional Dependency
Write a poem about being emotionally dependent on some you love and then how you overcome the ties of that dependency.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  17 of 18 5.00 member dollars Contests
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