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What If? For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character awoke and found that they were sometime in the past. Can be the recent past or a distant past.
A poetry contest with a cash prize. Deadline: Today!
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: Today!
Pulp Fiction Tarzan, Conan, Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy. Write a piece of 'pulp fiction'. Magazines used to be littered with these stories and now is your chance. Stories with new characters - can be episodic in nature Deadline: Tomorrow!
Reviewing Contest Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Cash prize to the winning entry. Deadline: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest Too Far Write a story with topic: This time her boss had gone too far. Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest Last Words You're cleaning out your attic and stumble across an old photo of someone you don't recognize, hugging your mom. When you ask her about it she becomes very upset and runs out of the room. Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest volcano haiku suite Please write FOUR haiku - all related to the SAME volcano.
Each haiku must be written in THREE lines with a total syllable count of 10-17 syllables in each. That's a total count of between 40-68 for the four.
Haiku rules can be numerous, so here are those that need to be adhered to for this contest:
Personification is fine.
All written in present tense.
In each - two lines of inter-connected and grammatically correct vivid imagery (written as if one flowing sentence), plus a separate satori (line of conclusion or 'ah-ha' moment) on those two lines.
Minimal punctuation, and no capital letters unless proper nouns.
No artwork or sound effects.
No author notes.
Title must be 'haiku suite (1st line of your first haiku)', and clearly visible.
'Description' above title must ONLY read, 'volcano haiku suite'.
Presentation must be in TWO colours - one for background, one for type.
Writing Prompt Contest No brakes Write a story of any length. But at some point your character must be stuck in a car with no brakes. Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest What if? What if there really was gold at the end of the rainbow? Deadline: Today!
A world behind closed eyes. This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 2 Days
Write a Quatret Write a Quatret. This poetry form consists of three poems, one of quatrains, one of rhyming couplets, and one which is a combination of the two. Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest Contest Rules Write a 5-7-5 senryu on the subject of contest rules.
This is Poetry Dances' definition of senryu:
Senryu is identical to the structure of a Haiku. It has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again.
It is primarily concerned with human nature. It is often humorous or satiric. A non-traditional senryu can have less than 5/7/5 syllables. A common variation is 3/5/3 as in the example below.
words burst forth (3 syllables)
fragile bonds damaged (5 syllables)
love undone (3 syllables)
- written by Janilou
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest Stacked 5-7-5 Write a poem that has multiple stanzas. Each stanza is 5-7-5. Deadline: In 2 Days
Get writing: poem, fiction, essay, whatever you like!
200 words maximum word count.
It's Not Unusual
Burning Down The House
She's A Lady
A Boy From Nowhere
Green, Green Grass Of Home
Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings
The title of your work MUST be the title you chose from the list. (There shouldn't be any confusion in the booth for duplicate entries of title, as your name will be displayed alongside your entry.)
Artwork and author notes welcome. Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest Family Reunion Poem Write a free verse poem about the bizarre characters you might find at your family reunion. Deadline: In 2 Days
Dr Terry Fying's Crumbling Crypt 2 Write an original horror story, introduced by a campy horror host of your creation, reminiscent of those old EC comics or late-night horror hosts. Minimum word requirement is 800 words. Recommended length is between 1,500-2,500 words.
The SuperTanka is two tanka written side by side. The key being
that they can be read together, or separately, making perfect
sense either way. Normal tanka has a syllable count of
5-7-5-7-7, therefore the SuperTanka has 10-14-10-14-14 as a
syllable count per line.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest Earthquake Write a short story about an earthquake, using fictional characters and dramatization. Deadline: In 3 Days
Easter Theme Acrostic Write an acrostic poem for this contest. An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. Deadline: In 4 Days
Twitter Glitter Explain effective TWITTER usage in less than 2000 words. Deadline: In 4 Days
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: Apr 6th
Book of the Month Each month one book chapter is selected to be the Book of the Month. A public vote determines the winner. All books posted during the month are automatically considered for this contest. Deadline: Apr 6th
Being a Baseball Fan The subject can be about being a baseball fan in general or about being a fan of a specific major league baseball team. The subject matter is restricted to the sport of major league baseball. Personal bashing or bitterness against any team, player, coach, etc. will not be allowed in the contest. Deadline: Apr 8th
The Story Behind The Song Write the story that inspired the song. Pick a song that has been recorded and write the story behind it. Any song from any time period as long as it has been recorded. No word limits or other rules. Deadline: Apr 9th
Divergent: Fan Fiction Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max. Deadline: Apr 9th
Spanish Train Be inspired. Create a story using the given piece for inspiration. The more creative the better! Deadline: Apr 10th
A Poem About This Write a poem based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest. Deadline: Apr 13th
What's 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! Write a story for a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 20th
Sarah Lost Her Mama Write a soothing story/ poem for children dealing with death and bereavement. Deadline: Apr 20th
Write About This Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Write a story for a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 26th
Flash Fiction Writing Contest In this flash fiction contest we are challenging writers to write a flash fiction piece that is between 500 and 800 words on the topic provided. The topic is "Worry" A poetry contest with a cash prize. Deadline: May 1st
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: May 7th
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.
This poetry writing contest has a cash prize. Deadline: May 14th
Horror Story Writing Contest Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize to the winning entry. Deadline: May 21st
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: May 28th
New Arrival Contest For our New Arrival "This Sentence Starts The Story" contest we challenge you to write a story that starts with this sentence: "Hell found me." Write a story for a cash prize. Deadline: May 28th
Blank Verse Poetry Contest Write a blank verse poem for this contest. A blank verse poem is written without rhymes. It does have a set metrical pattern. See the details in the announcement. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner. Deadline: May 28th
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: May 28th
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 for the winner of this poetry contest. Deadline: May 28th
Bow your heads Write a story of any type. The only requirement is at some point someone must say: "And now bow your heads." You may continue the sentence if you prefer. But the sentence must start with those five words. A poetry contest with a cash prize. Deadline: May 28th
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 winner of this poetry contest. Deadline: Jun 5th
Triolet Poetry Contest Write a Triolet poem for this contest. A triolet is a poem of only eight lines with a rhyme scheme. Read the announcement for a sample poem and the details. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest. Deadline: Jun 11th
New Arrival Poetry Write an acrostic poem for this contest for new members to the site. 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 winner of this poetry contest. Deadline: Jun 17th
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 poetry contest winner. Deadline: Jun 24th
Dear Atheist's This is a topic based contest. Write a letter to an Atheist about how you feel about how they are treating Christians but be respectful to both sides. Deadline: Jun 29th
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 winner of this poetry contest. Deadline: Jun 30th
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 poetry writing contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 7th
Ask A Question Write a poem where the first line of each stanza asks a question. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 14th
Sonnet Poetry Contest Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner. Deadline: Jul 14th
1-6-1 Poetry Contest Write a 1-6-1 syllable poem. It has three lines. The first line has 1 syllable, the second one 6 syllables and the last line 1 syllable. The subject can be anything. However the three lines have to rhyme. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 21st
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. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner. Deadline: Jul 27th