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Poetry Contest Listing


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 for the winning poetry entry.
Deadline: Today!
American Were woman
The Guy painfully transforms into a woman three times a night, how did it happen? What's your version?
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
5-7-5 moon
Write a 5-7-5 syllable poem concerning the moon.
-no author's notes
-no special effects whatsoever
-no videos, animation or music
-only fs basic or advanced editor
-two color presentation (one for text, one for background)
-one illustration allowed (optional)
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Tell me a joke that turns into a story
Make a joke a story
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Bounty Hunter
The topic for this contest is: BOUNTY HUNTER
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Back Seat Driver
The topic for this writing contest is: Back Seat Driver
Deadline: Today!
Write a poem in Leonine rhyme
Refer to the contest description for the rules and example.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
A Deep Secret
The topic for this writing contest is: a deep secret. Share a story based on the topic.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Watching the Script
Write a script that makes your readers feel as if they are watching a movie or play, not just reading it.
Deadline: In 2 Days
True Story
Share a memory from your life. Share 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. Cash prize to the writing contest winner.
Deadline: In 4 Days
Breaking up is hard to do
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 26th
valentines
write a romantic poem about valentines the poem must rhyme and use the words note paper, car and a kettle
Deadline: Aug 27th
Lanturne Poetry
Write a five line poem. The syllable count is one, two, three, four, one. So the first lin has one syllable, the second line has two, the third line has three syllables, fourth has four and the final line has one. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 27th
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.
Deadline: Aug 30th
Dragons
any type of poem about dragons
Deadline: Aug 31st
Ethics and Integrity
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
The Textbook Definition of Ethics and Integrity is:
Ethics: The discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation. A set of moral principles.
Integrity: The firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values: incorruptibility, an unimpaired condition: soundness; the quality or state of being complete or undivided.

Deadline: Aug 31st
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 the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 31st


Online Personal Ad
Write an online personal ad. Humor and creative approaches welcomed. 100 words maximum.
Deadline: Sep 1st
Lyrics Make The Song Contest
Write song lyrics to enter this contest.
Deadline: Sep 1st
My First Win-No Disqualification!
This is a poetry contest. There is no disqualification and the poet may chose any form they wish. Only entrants who have never won a contest before are eligible.
Deadline: Sep 3rd
Poets Choice II-No Disqualification
This is a poetry contest. The poet will chose THEIR style and manner of presentation without restriction. No one will be disqualified.
Deadline: Sep 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 the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 3rd
A Creepy Doll
a rhyming poem about a creepy doll You are challenged to write a poem that somehow incorporates the artwork shown in the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 4th
Joan D'arc
Saint Joan was burnt at the stake in 1431. She was a warrior and soldier who became possessed by God and three Archangels to change the circumstances of war. She was obsessive and overpowering.
Deadline: Sep 6th
Autum with no any colors mentioned
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. No colors are mentioned in the poem.
Deadline: Sep 7th
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. Cash prize for the winning poetry entry.
Deadline: Sep 12th
100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Cash prize to the writing contest winner.
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. Cash prize for the winning poetry entry.
Deadline: Sep 27th
Sudden Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 30th
romantic dinner
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
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 for the winning poetry entry.
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. This contest has a 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. A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 14th
Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. Write for a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 19th
Love Poem Poetry Contest
Write a love poem. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be a humorous or a serious love poem. The choice is yours. This contest has a 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. Cash prize for the winning poetry entry.
Deadline: Oct 24th
Combination Poem
a rhyming or non-rhyming poem containing two forms of poetry
Deadline: Oct 30th
What If?
What IfFor this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if you were the only human that exists? Write for a cash prize.
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 for the winning poetry entry.
Deadline: Nov 3rd
Book It!
Write a new book in three months.
Deadline: Nov 7th
Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. Cash prize for the winning poetry entry.
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. Write for a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 11th
David and Goliath theme poem
Write a poem where the little guy beats the odds and gets the best of the big guy. Must have at least eight lines of no less than four syllables per line. Rhyming poetry only, please - no free verse.
Deadline: Nov 12th
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 for the winning poetry entry.
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. This contest has a 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 for the winning poetry entry.
Deadline: Nov 24th
Dating romance
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Nov 30th
One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize for the winning poetry entry.
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 2 syllables. The subject can be anything. This contest has 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 for the winning poetry entry.
Deadline: Dec 6th
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: Did you hear that? A poetry contest with a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winning poetry entry.
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! Cash prize to the writing contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 16th
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 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. Cash prize for the winning poetry entry.
Deadline: Dec 20th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Write for a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 29th
Proposal
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 31st


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 for the winning poetry entry.
Deadline: Jan 3rd
Antonym Poetry Contest
Write 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 (opposite meaning) of the word on the first line. Cash prize the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jan 5th
Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Cash prize to the writing contest winner.
Deadline: Jan 8th
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 for the winning poetry entry.
Deadline: Jan 13th
Flash Fiction - A Secret
Write a flash fiction story where a character has a secret that somehow influences the story. The secret does not have to be revealed. Write for a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 17th


5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 7th



Share a poem that is somehow about faith for the Faith Poetry Contest.


You only have 19 syllables and three lines to share a message. Learn more about the Tanka Poetry Contest announcement.


Write a story but present it as a poem. Read about the Share A Story In A Poem announcement.


Can you write a story with only a few hundred words? Flash fiction is always a challenge. Read the 100 Word Flash Fiction page.


Can you write a story with only a few hundred words? Flash fiction is always a challenge. Read the Sudden Flash Fiction page.


Write a poem where every word counts for this Nonet Poetry Contest.


This poetry type is fun to write and can be a challenge. Read the Loop Poetry Contest announcement.


This alphabet poem type has a unique format. Learn more about the ABC Poetry Contest.


Write a horror story for the Horror Story Writing Contest.


A free verse poetry contest. Read the Free Verse Poetry Contest contest announcement.


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