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Urban Legends
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.

No Poetry! Only writing and images are acceptable for this contest...
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Tomorrow!


Just for Fun (5-7-5)
Can you make 'em smile in only 17 syllables spread out in three lines of 5-7-5. No other rules apply! Don't worry about kigos, punctuation, concrete imagery etc. Do whatever works.
Example:

Don't eat yellow snow
It's not healthy as you know
Besides, it tastes bad!

This is just for fun, so be creative and let your imaginations run wild.


Deadline: Today!


Tyburn poetry
A six line poem consisting of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables.
The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.

Syllable Count

line 1 - 2 syllables
line 2 - 2 syllables
line 3 - 2 syllables
line 4 - 2 syllables
line 5 - 9 syllables
line 6 - 9 syllables
Example

Myself

Sowing (2 syllables)
Hoeing (2 syllables)
Growing (2 syllables)
Mowing (2 syllables)

Planting gardens, sowing, hoeing grounds. (9 syllables)
Sunshine keeps all growing, mowing mounds.(9 syllables)
- written by Marion Gibson
Deadline: Today!


Coffee
Love it? Hate it? Write a poem about coffee. You choose whatever poetry form you want to use. There is no minimum or maximum length.
Deadline: Today!


You've Got to Be Kidding Me
Write a short story of with a maximum of 1500 words. Somewhere in the story, the phrase "you've got to be kidding me" should appear. It can be fact or fiction, humorous or serious, your choice...
Deadline: In 2 Days


Urban legend...or is it?
Write a poem of more than six stanzas, rhyming or free verse, about an Urban Legend Horror, such as Bloody Mary or the Hitchhiker. Or maybe you are terrified by one you have heard is true...
Deadline: In 3 Days


Trinet Poetry
The Trinet, created by zion, is a form with specific specifications. See the details and an example in the announcement.
Deadline: In 3 Days


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 winner.
Deadline: In 5 Days


Book It!
Write a new book in three months.
Deadline: Dec 19th


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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 20th


Rewrite That Ad!
Write a one-act script that satirizes a commercial.
Deadline: Dec 21st


Presidents Hanging Out
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 22nd


Christmas Story
Share a story that somehow involves Christmas. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th


Christmas Poetry
Share a poem about Christmas. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Dec 25th


Horror Hi-jinks
A humorous poem featuring a horror theme.
Deadline: Dec 28th


Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 29th


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


Lyrics Make The Song Contest
MUST BE EITHER SECULAR OR RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS SONG LYRICS ONLY!
Deadline: Dec 31st




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 winner.
Deadline: Jan 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 5th


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
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 to this poetry contest winner.
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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 17th


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 entry.
Deadline: Jan 20th


True Story Contest
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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 25th


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 winning entry.
Deadline: Jan 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 3rd


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


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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 11th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Feb 18th


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 entry.
Deadline: Feb 22nd


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 26th




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 winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 3rd


Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 5th


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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 9th


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 10th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 15th


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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 17th


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 contest rewards 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 this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Mar 23rd


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




Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. Write for this contest and 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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Apr 5th


Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. This poetry contest rewards 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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 13th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 17th


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 this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Apr 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Apr 25th


justice league harry potter crossov
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 30th


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




One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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 2 syllables. The subject can be anything. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 7th


This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: I had my chance. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: May 11th


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 this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 15th




Harry Potter AU
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jun 30th




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