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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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Tomorrow!


Under Ten Competition
In this prompt the poet must try and submit a poem that is under ten words. Any style. Rhyming is optional.
Deadline: Today!


Best Served Cold
Write a flash fiction tale of REVENGE. Maximum 800 words. This can be in any genre and can range from a light-hearted prank to a murderous act of vengeance. Clever twists and irony encouraged.
Deadline: In 2 Days


I Am Not Perfect
Write a poem about a flaw that you see in yourself.
Deadline: In 3 Days


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: In 5 Days


Book It!
Write a new book in three months.
Deadline: In 6 Days




My Alibi
Write a 500 - 1500 word scene based on the board game CLUE. You are one of six characters being questioned by a detective. Write a scene where you provide your alibi.
Deadline: Mar 2nd


The Bucket List
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on your own bucket list items and why.
Deadline: Mar 3rd


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Mar 3rd


Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Mar 5th


Fun with Punctuation
How well do you know your punctuation marks? Can you use them correctly? PLEASE feel free to use resources such as style guides and definitions of each mark to complete your work.
Deadline: Mar 8th


Stories about scars
Write a short story about a scar- whether it is a physical scar, or an emotional one. The minimum length of words is 500, and the maximum is 1000.
Deadline: Mar 10th


Advice from a well known friend
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Mar 15th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 16th


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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 17th


Become the Animal!
Write a short poem with a rhyme scheme from the perspective of any animal of your choosing. How well can you portray the mind of an animal from within you?
Deadline: Mar 18th


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 18th


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 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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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


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 entry.
Deadline: Mar 30th


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


Soulbound
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. This contest has 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 5th


Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 13th


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Apr 17th


5-7-5 Poetry
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 entry.
Deadline: Apr 19th


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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 20th


150 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 21st


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


3 Line 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: Apr 28th


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


Narnia
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 30th


Dating romance
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 30th




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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 1st


One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 8th


This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: I had my chance. Cash prize to the winner.
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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 15th


Minute
Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 20th


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! This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 25th


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: May 28th


Romantic Valentine
This is a topic based contest. Write a story that is a romantic valentine.
Deadline: May 31st




Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jun 5th


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 8th


5-7-5 Poem
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: Jun 12th


Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Write a flash fiction story that takes place during a hot summer night. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 16th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 18th


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: Jun 22nd


I Imagine
Write a poem that begins with the words "I Imagine" Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 24th


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 28th




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: Jul 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 7th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 10th


5-7-5 Poetry Writing
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: Jul 15th




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