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Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Deadline: In 6 Days

Tanka Poetry Contest
Deadline: Nov 7th

5-7-5 Poetry Contest
Deadline: Nov 14th

Horror Story Writing Contest
Deadline: Nov 21st

Novel Writing
Deadline: Nov 28th


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Writing Contests


The Earth Will Never Be the Same
While ice fishing with some friends, you discover an object that may alter the course of human events. It has been uncovered by the melting of the polar icecap.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
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: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
War
Write a story where a character is in war or is about to be in war. Fiction or non-fiction.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Disguised
Write a story where one of the characters is in a disguise.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Haiku - Island

Writing Prompt
Create a haiku about an island or islands

no animation, videos or music

17 syllables OR LESS

short-long-short format

two INTERCONNECTED lines of concrete imagery followed by satori

title must be haiku(first line of poem)

description box must only state contest entry and the syllable count, for example: contest entry (5-7-5)

no author's notes

minimal punctuation and capitalization

no end rhyming

PERSONIFICATION OK.
ARTWORK OK, but must be able to stand alone.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Haiku - Caves
Writing Prompt
Create a haiku about a cave or caves

no animation, videos or music

17 syllables OR LESS

short-long-short format

two INTERCONNECTED lines of concrete imagery followed by satori

title must be haiku(first line of poem)

description box must only state contest entry and the syllable count, for example: contest entry (5-7-5)

no author's notes

minimal punctuation and capitalization

no end rhyming

PERSONIFICATION OK.
ARTWORK OK, but must be able to stand alone.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Gothic Contest
Write a story based on the artwork shown in the announcement.
Deadline: In 6 Days
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 "Lost" This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: In 6 Days


History Buff
Write a poem about a historical or mythological event or person.
Deadline: Nov 1st
Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 1st
A Way Station
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Nov 4th
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: Nov 6th
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: Nov 7th
Hurting Someone
This is a topic based contest. You have hurt someone, what will you say to correct it.
Deadline: Nov 11th
Getting Home
A character is desperate to get home. Write a piece of flash fiction based on this premise in any genre: tragedy, comedy, satire, slapstick, sci-fi, fantasy, literary fiction. As long as it's prose, anything goes!

800-1200 words.
Deadline: Nov 13th
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: Nov 14th
"She's Dead, You Know...?" II
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: Nov 15th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 21st
Novel Writing
For this contest three authors will be offered a publishing contract. Submit your synoposis and first three chapters to enter. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 28th


Quatrain Poetry Contest
Write a Quatrain poem for this contest. Read the announcement for a sample poem. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 3rd
No One Would Take It
"No one was going to take ______ away from me." Write a story that uses this sentence somewhere in the story. Replace the blank space with a word of your choice (such as it, him or her). This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 9th
What If?
For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character awoke and didn't know where he or she was? Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Dec 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 22nd
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: Dec 28th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 7th
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: Jan 12th
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 16th
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 for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 22nd
Trust Writing Contest
Trust is a dangerous thing to give someone when it's your life that hangs in the balance. That is the theme of this contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 28th
Butterfly In The Sky V
Erotic story or novel to be written by you! There is no word limit for this contest it can be as short as you would like or as long as you would like. Have fun with the story.
Deadline: Jan 31st


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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 4th
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 11th
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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 18th
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: Feb 25th


This Sentence Starts The Story
For this writing contest write a story that starts with this sentence: "The silence, filled with hope, was shattered by ____" Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Mar 3rd
Pantoum
Write a pantoum poem for this contest. This is a poem with a specific format. A pantoum is a poem that is made up of quatrains. See an example in the announcement. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 9th
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 15th
Trapped
Write a story about someone that is somehow trapped. Do they get out of the trap? Or not? What happens and to what lengths will they go to make things better? Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Mar 21st
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: Mar 28th


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: Apr 6th



You only have a few words to write this story. Find out more by reading the Flash Fiction Writing Contest page.


Just three lines make up this fun poetry type. Find out more by reading the Tanka Poetry Contest announcement.


Make your words bring out the horror for our Horror Story Writing Contest.


Share a poem of the spiritual type for our Faith Poetry Contest.


Try something different for the ABC Poetry Contest.


A fun poetry type to write. Read the announcement for an example of this unique poem.


Here is the first sentence to your story. Now try to write the rest. The New Arrival Contest contest. Only for new writers to the site.


Share a story. But write it in a poem format. The Share A Story In A Poem announcement.


Free form gives you plenty of flexibility. View the Free Verse Poetry Contest contest announcement.


For our This Sentence Starts The Story contest you are provided the first sentence in your story.


You only have a few words for the Pantoum.


Share a true story for our Non-Fiction Writing Contest contest.


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