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Writing Contests


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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
Bounty Hunter
The topic for this contest is: BOUNTY HUNTER
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Back Seat Driver
The topic for this writing contest is: Back Seat Driver
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
3-5-3 "Water"
Write a 3-5-3 poem on the subject of WATER. Any style can be used and creative approaches are welcomed. But follow the 3-5-3 syllable count.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Political Acrostic Poems Wanted
Write a10-line to 15-line acrostic poem with a political point of view.
Limitations:
No sound, animation, or other special effects of any kind.
Use one-color font on one-color background, selected from FS basic and advanced editors only.
One illustration (optional).
No author?s notes permitted.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
A Deep Secret
The topic for this writing contest is: a deep secret. Share a story based on the topic.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Stuck in an elevator
Write a short story. The topic is: Stuck in an elevator!
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Diamante Poetry Contest
Write a diamante poem with the following rules: 7 lines with the first and last line consisting of one word, the second and sixth of two words, the third and fifth of three words, and the fourth line of four words. This poem should resemble of a diamond.

Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
A Door
Write a story that somehow includes the sentence: He had never noticed a door there before. Do not change the sentence.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Breaking up is hard to do
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 4 Days
valentines
write a romantic poem about valentines the poem must rhyme and use the words note paper, car and a kettle
Deadline: In 5 Days
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: In 5 Days
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
Dragons
any type of poem about dragons
Deadline: Aug 31st
Ethics and Integrity
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
The Textbook Definition of Ethics and Integrity is:
Ethics: The discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation. A set of moral principles.
Integrity: The firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values: incorruptibility, an unimpaired condition: soundness; the quality or state of being complete or undivided.

Deadline: Aug 31st
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: Aug 31st


Online Personal Ad
Write an online personal ad. Humor and creative approaches welcomed. 100 words maximum.
Deadline: Sep 1st
Lyrics Make The Song Contest
Write song lyrics to enter this contest.
Deadline: Sep 1st
American Were woman
The Guy painfully transforms into a woman three times a night, how did it happen? What's your version?
Deadline: Sep 2nd
My First Win-No Disqualification!
This is a poetry contest. There is no disqualification and the poet may chose any form they wish. Only entrants who have never won a contest before are eligible.
Deadline: Sep 3rd
Poets Choice II-No Disqualification
This is a poetry contest. The poet will chose THEIR style and manner of presentation without restriction. No one will be disqualified.
Deadline: Sep 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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 3rd
A Creepy Doll
a rhyming poem about a creepy doll You are challenged to write a poem that somehow incorporates the artwork shown in the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 4th
Joan D'arc
Saint Joan was burnt at the stake in 1431. She was a warrior and soldier who became possessed by God and three Archangels to change the circumstances of war. She was obsessive and overpowering.
Deadline: Sep 6th
Autum with no any colors mentioned
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. No colors are mentioned in the poem.
Deadline: Sep 7th
Nove Otto Poem
Write a poem with nine lines. Each line should have 8 syllables. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 12th
100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. This contest has 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? This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 22nd
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: Sep 27th
Sudden Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. Write for this contest and 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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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 to this 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 winner.
Deadline: Oct 14th
Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 24th
Combination Poem
a rhyming or non-rhyming poem containing two forms of poetry
Deadline: Oct 30th
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 winner.
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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 3rd
Book It!
Write a new book in three months.
Deadline: Nov 7th
Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. This poetry contest rewards 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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 11th
David and Goliath theme poem
Write a poem where the little guy beats the odds and gets the best of the big guy. Must have at least eight lines of no less than four syllables per line. Rhyming poetry only, please - no free verse.
Deadline: Nov 12th
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 winning entry.
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 24th
Dating romance
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Nov 30th
One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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 contest rewards 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 6th
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: Did you hear that? Write for this contest and 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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! Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 16th
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Dec 20th
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


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: 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. Cash prize to the winner.
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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
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


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



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


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


You only have a few words to write this story. Find out more by reading the 100 Word Flash Fiction page.


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


Write poetry for the Nonet Poetry Contest.


Write a poem that focuses on nature. Read the Loop Poetry Contest announcement.


Try something different for the ABC Poetry Contest.


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


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


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


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