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Writing Contests


Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Mirror Poem
We look in the mirror everyday. What do we see when we see ourselves? Write a poem about what you see when you look in the mirror. It can be as straightforward or abstract as you'd like. Creative responses and free-form poems are encouraged.
Deadline: Today!
FanStory Movie Parody
A movie parody using FanStory themes and situations. Minumum 1000 words, maximum 5000 words. Any genre.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
Reactions
Write a scene in which your main character receives a strange looking letter beat up with stains on its cover. The letter has no return address. What's in it? How does your character react to the contents once it is opened and why?


Deadline: Today!
Sentence Starter
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: In 2 Days
The Vampire's Lullaby
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 3 Days
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: In 4 Days
Salute for Non-Profits
This is a topic based contest. Write a Poem based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 6 Days
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: In 6 Days
Christmas Story
For our Christmas story contest we are looking for stories that are holiday oriented. Creative approaches are welcomed. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th
Christmas Poetry
For our Christmas poetry contest we are looking for poems that somehow capture the experiences of this time of the year. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: Dec 28th
A Flower Sonnet
Write a traditional sonnet about a flower of your choice.


Deadline: Dec 30th
Meet with Muse on New Year's Eve
Your Muse has decided to take New Year's Eve off and wants to meet with you. You agree. See announcement for details.
Deadline: Dec 31st
Story of the Month
Each month a vote determines the Story of the Month. All stories posted during the month are automatically considered.
Deadline: Dec 31st


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 for the winning entry.
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 for the winning entry.
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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 28th
Inside the mind of Dean Kuch
Write a story about what you think goes on inside Dean Kuch's mind.
Deadline: Jan 30th
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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? Cash prize for the winning entry.
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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Mar 28th
What If?
For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character awoke and found that they were sometime in the past. Can be the recent past or a distant past. Write for this contest and 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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 6th
A Poem About This
Write a poem based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 13th
What's 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! Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Apr 20th
Write About This
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 26th


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 "Worry" This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 1st
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: May 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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 14th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 21st
Bow your heads
Write a story of any type. The only requirement is at some point someone must say: "And now bow your heads." You may continue the sentence if you prefer. But the sentence must start with those five words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: May 28th



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


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.


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.


Write a poem that somehow incorporates this image for our A Poem About This contest.


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


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