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Poetry Contests


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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Today!
Balloons
write a poem about any balloons different colours etc
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
I Love...
Write a 5-7-5 poem that includes you - about something you love. See the announcement for details and an example.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Rondel Poetry
This poem is the similar to the rondeau poem. The first and second lines repeat in the middle of the poem and at the end. Although only the first line repeats at the end. The rhyme scheme is normally ABba abAB abbaA(B). More information and an example.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
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.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Success Is the Issue
Write a rhyming poem of less than 100 words. Convince the reader of his or her potential to succeed.
Use FS editors (basic, advanced) for editing, font and color. Select two colors, one each for font and background.
Use only one illustration (optional).
No animation, soundtrack, or other special effects.
Deadline: Today!
a limerick
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
a limerick is 5 lines the first two and the last line must rhyme and line three and four also rhyme
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Emotional Dependency
Write a poem about being emotionally dependent on some you love and then how you overcome the ties of that dependency.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Where is She Coming From?
Write a story that starts with the sentence: "Dearest, would this be of interest to you?"
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
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.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Write a summer poem
Write a poem, any style or length, about summer.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Tell me a joke that turns into a story
Make a joke a story
Deadline: In 3 Days
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 for the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: In 5 Days
The colour blue
a poetry contest about the colour blue, doesn't matter what shade as long as it is blue rhyme or free verse add a photo to reflect what you are writing about
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.
Deadline: Jul 28th
clown and a unicycle
about a clown and a unicycle use picture to reflect your work
Deadline: Jul 29th
3 Line Poem
Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 30th


write A letter to some one you miss
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. a letter to some one you really miss
Deadline: Aug 1st
Brett West Songwriting Contest
FanStory's only songwriting contest.
Deadline: Aug 1st
Lyrics Make The Song Contest
Must be song lyrics only.

Can use one picture but NO music or other enhancements allowed.
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.
Deadline: Aug 2nd
snow
a nice poem about snow free verse or fee verse
Deadline: Aug 2nd
Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 3rd
American Were woman
The Guy painfully transforms into a woman three times a night, how did it happen? What's your version?
Deadline: Aug 5th
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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 7th
Love, Compassion and Kindness
Poems about Love, Compassion and Kindness and what these things mean for you. Be as personal or as general as you choose.
Deadline: Aug 9th
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 poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 11th
PAINT ME A DREAM
Sometimes our dreams can be way out there or it can be silly. Some are scary and some are wonderful beyond words. Take what has been given to you and write it to life. Be descriptive, hope you enjoy.
Deadline: Aug 13th
Character
A character can make a story. Write a story that is based on the scene pictured in this announcement. Cash prize to the winning entry.
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. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 19th
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. Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 23rd
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. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
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
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 for the poetry contest winner.
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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 3rd
Nove Otto Poem
Write a poem with nine lines. Each line should have 8 syllables. This poetry writing 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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 12th
100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Write a story for 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? Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 22nd
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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 for the poetry contest winner.
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. Cash prize to the winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 14th
Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. Cash prize to the winning entry.
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 poetry writing 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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 24th
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? Cash prize to the winning entry.
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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 3rd
Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. This poetry writing contest has a 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. A poetry contest with a cash prize.
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
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 poetry writing 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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 24th
One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. This poetry writing contest has a 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 2 syllables. The subject can be anything. This poetry writing 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 poetry contest winner.
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 poetry contest winner.
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Dec 16th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 29th



Write a poem with no rules. Learn about the Free Verse Poetry Contest.


Share your faith or thoughts about faith for the Faith Poetry Contest.


What can you do with just 19 syllables - and 3 lines. A Senryu provides a unique change. Read about the Tanka Poetry Contestpoetry contest announcement.


Share a story that is written in poetry format. Read about the Share A Story In A Poem announcement.


You have to write a short story. A really short story. Read the 100 Word Flash Fiction page.


You have to write a short story. A really short story. Read the Sudden Flash Fiction page.


Write a poem that uses the words we provide for the Nonet Poetry Contest.


This poetry form can be a challenge - and a lot of fun. Read the Loop Poetry Contest announcement.


The ABC poem isn't as easy as 'ABC'. But it is fun. Learn about the ABC Poetry Contest.


Our horror competition challenges you to thrill your reads. Read about the Horror Story Writing Contest.


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