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Writing Contests


Writing Prompt Contest
Question
Write a poem in which every stanza either begins with a question or ends with a question.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Septolet
Write a septolet.
The septolet has fourteen words. It is broken between two stanzas that make up the fourteen words. Each stanza can have seven words each but that is not a requirement. Both stanzas deal with the same thought and create a picture.

Example
Heart Song
You play me
like
a violin

One caress,
heartstrings sing
sweet melody
of love
- written by ~Dovey
Deadline: Today!
Etheree Poetry
The Etheree poem has 10 lines with a specific syllable count. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
The Dark
Write a story where your character is stuck in complete darkness.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Start and Ends The Same
Write a poem that begins and ends with the same word.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Diatelle
Write a diatelle.
A diatelle has a set syllable count and a set rhyme.
The syllable count is: 1-2-3-4-6-8-10-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1,
The rhyme patter is: abbcbccaccbcbba.
It is usually displayed centered.

Example
Smooth Sailing
Walk (Syllable count 1 - rhyme: a)
With me (2 - b)
And simply (3 - b)
With arms around (4 - c)
Each other's waist, happy (6 - b)
Moving about the day, as bound (8 - c)
As ever can be, with true love abound (10 - c)
lay with me all day and all night, my world you rock (12 - a)
Passion�??s fire, a desire induced by sound (10 - c)
Pure as light, each spectrum surround (8 - c)
Hypnotized as can be (6 - b)
Love that�??s profound (4 - c)
Spoken free (3 - b)
With me (2 - b)
Talk(1 - a)
- written by Bradley Vrooman

The form was created by Bradley Vrooman
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Back Seat Driver
The topic for this writing contest is: Back Seat Driver
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Too Far
Write a story with topic: This time her boss had gone too far.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Memories
Look at some old photographs and write about a memory or a thought that they give you. If possible (not required) include the image in your poem.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Fur Fly Challenge
Here is a special challenge. To level the playing field, I will provide the start of the story, and these words must be used as written (no substituting other words for them).

You, in no more than 1500 words, and whatever genre floats your boat, finish the story.

Simple as that.

WORDS TO BE USED:

Plant Security called the Owasu Manufacturing Corporation the driving industry of Cartersville. Every able-bodied person in the small village labored there. Most employees had toiled behind the gates for several years.

A tight-knit community, life was peaceful and calm. Only two people knew the real reason the plant existed: the grizzled old man who oversaw the day-to-day operations of the plant and the infiltrator carefully entrenched by the underground.

A balmy August afternoon settled over Cartersville. Off in the distance rain clouds began to build, but nothing like the storm that brewed behind the scenes.

*****************************************************************************

LET THE FUR FLY!
Deadline: In 2 Days
Children's Story

Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Hitch A Ride Home
Write a story where your main character must hitch a ride home.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Castaway
Stuck on a tropical island in the pacific.
Show how you survive with three things on you.
Get through the three months on the island, before
help arrives.
Deadline: In 6 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 6 Days
Quinzaine Poetry
A quinzaine is a 3 line poem that only has fifteen syllables. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 14th
Stupid, real hurts
Write a true story about when something so simple as a minor insult hurt you. When you thought you understood the world and made a decision based on that knowledge. But afterwards, you felt ashamed.
Deadline: Dec 14th
The Gun
This is a topic based contest. A child under 12 finds/takes/steals or is given a loaded pistol or rifle. What happens? FICTION ONLY. 1000 word minimum. No maximum. NO Poetry, music or sound effects.
Deadline: Dec 15th
Roast Week
Hello gang! Time to lounge around the campfire and tell some tales. Bring your hickory sticks, we got a lot of wieners to burn! I got my rhythm guitar. Have you got a nemesis? Lets get cooking!
Deadline: Dec 15th
Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 16th
Orphan love
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 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: Dec 20th
Christmas Story
Share a story that somehow involves Christmas. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Dec 25th
Christmas Poetry
Share a poem about Christmas. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th
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: Dec 28th
Nightclub
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 31st


Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 1st
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 3rd
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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jan 9th
Quasi-Triolet
Quasi-Triolet regards my personal approach to the Triolet form. I do not like the repeating of two lines which consume 5 lines out of 8 Follow the form of a-b-a-a-a-b-a-b, but don't repeat any lines.
Deadline: Jan 10th
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 syllable. The subject can be anything. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jan 13th
Write About This
Write About ThisWrite a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 17th
Write a Sijo.
Write a sijo (pronounced she-jo). It has a set number of syllables (44-46) and ends with a concluding twist. It is composed of three lines of 14-16 syllables or six shorter lines.
Deadline: Jan 17th
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: Jan 24th
Newbie Writing 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." This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 28th


The Thinking Woman
This is a topic based contest: an action or adventure story featuring a thinking female lead character. It can be any genre {sci fi, thriller, western, spy, romance, etc.} ~ 500-3,500 words
Deadline: Feb 2nd
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: Feb 2nd
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: Feb 7th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Feb 12th
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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: Feb 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 21st
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Feb 26th


3 Line Poem
Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 3rd
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: Mar 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 9th
Character
A character can make a story. Write a story that based on the scene pictured in this announcement. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 14th
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: Mar 19th
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: Mar 25th
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: Mar 30th


Newbie 5-7-5
Write a poem that has three lines and follows a specific syllables count. View an example in the announcement. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Apr 5th
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: Apr 5th
Drabble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 10th
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: Apr 15th
Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 19th
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Apr 24th
What If?
What IfFor this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if you were hiking and heard screaming from a distance. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 30th


Sudden Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 3rd
Loop Poetry Contest
A challenging 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: May 8th



Celebrate the holidays in a poem. View our Christmas Story announcement.


Write a poem for this time of the year. Learn more by reading the Christmas Poetry.


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


Try something different for the ABC Poetry Contest.


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


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


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


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.


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 Drabble Flash Fiction page.


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


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


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