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Share A Story In A Poem
Deadline: In 2 Days

Free Verse Poetry Contest
Deadline: Aug 7th

Haiku Poetry Contest
Deadline: Aug 15th

Sonnet Poetry Contest
Deadline: Aug 21st

This Sentence Starts The Story
Deadline: Aug 31st


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Writing Contests


Junk in the trunk
Make a list of items in the trunk of your car and use them to tell a story.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Blitz Poetry (Take a Trip)
Write a Blitz Poem. Topic is 'Take a Trip'. See contest announcement for rules and an example.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
Laughter
Write a poem of any type that makes your reader laugh.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
write a senryu
write one senryu.

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- a senryu is a short, to the point "quip" - clever, witty, sharp, sarcastic remark or comment - about the human condition

- it has 1-4 interconnecting lines in less than 17 syllables

- irony and/or satire about human conditions with dry wit and/or a play on words is required

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*no rhyme in any way
*no pictures/artwork
*no author's notes at all

*lowercase except for "proper names"
*as little punctuation as possible

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*for more than one line, the title must look like this:
senryu (first line).

*for one line, the title must look like this:
senryu (first word).

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*see details in announcement for some examples
Deadline: Today!
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: In 2 Days
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: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
A Shorter Short Work
Write a shorter version of a Short story that you've already posted on the site.

Rules:
1)(The most important rule)--The word count of the original story has to be above 2000 words and the word count of the story you submit (the short version) has to be below 700 words.
2)Mention the link to your original work in the Author Notes (because some may be interested in reading the original, long version.)
3)Prose only.
4)Mention the word count of both the stories in the Author notes.
Example, Original version - 2578
Short Version - 678
5)The title should be something like this - 'title of the original story' (Short Version)
For example, The Blue Mountain (Short Version)
6)The artwork should also be similar to the original story's artwork.

Deadline: In 2 Days


Writing Prompt Contest
Funny poem about your job
Write a humorous poem about your job. It can be any job, but it has to rhyme.
Deadline: In 3 Days
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: In 3 Days
Multiple Form Madness
A piece that uses at least three different forms of poetry. The choice is that of the entrants. These will be recognized forms such as haiku, sonnet, clarity poem, limerick etc. Explain in author's notes what you have used.
Deadline: In 5 Days
The Revelations
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 6 Days
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: Aug 7th
Digger's Folly
While enlarging a garden you've had for years on your property, you suddenly uncover an old tombstone. Do you keep digging, cover it up, etc.
Deadline: Aug 7th
Exercise
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 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? Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 15th
Come here often?
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 20th
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: Aug 21st
Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fan fiction story for Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. . Minimum words 2,500 - Maximum words: It's up to you!
Deadline: Aug 23rd
School's out
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: Aug 23rd
Birthday Bang II
This is a topic based contest (Erotic Birthday). Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 23rd
This Sentence Starts The Story
For this writing contest write a story that starts with this sentence: "Is anyone here a doctor?" This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 31st


Write About This
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 5th
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: Sep 13th
Naani Poetry
For this contest you are challenged to write a Naani poem. Naani is a form of poetry with a specific syllable count. See the announcement for an example. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Sep 19th
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: Sep 25th


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: Oct 3rd
Desperate
Write a story about someone who wants something desperately. Do they get their wish? What happens and to what lengths will they go to get their wish? Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 10th
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 16th
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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 23rd
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" Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 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: Nov 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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 14th
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: Nov 21st
Novel Writing
For this contest three authors will be offered a publishing contract. Submit your synoposis and first three chapters to enter. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 28th


Quatrain Poetry Contest
Write a Quatrain poem for this contest. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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? This contest has a cash prize.
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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 12th
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



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.


Write a story that uses this image for our Write About This contest.


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


You only have a few words for the Naani Poetry.


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


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


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.


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.


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