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150 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Today!


Write a Modern Fable
Write a short fable-like story where the last sentence starts with: "And the moral of the story is". This can be on any subject, true or fictional, and can be in any voice, as long as the moral is stated in the last line. A new twist on an old fable is also allowed.
Deadline: Today!


Ghost Story
Write a Ghost Story. No limit on the word count.
Deadline: In 2 Days


Spooks have a sense of humor too!
Write a story (No word limit), choose one of these classic TV show -- The Munsters, the Adams Family or Bewitched. The issue is there have been some strange things happening at the kid's school. Such as items disappearing, children levitating to name just a couple of things.
You are there on behalf of the school to find out what's going on, and if the kids of the family your visiting is involved.
Deadline: In 2 Days


Overcomer
What was a time that you were faced with a problem that you overcame? Write about the problem and how you solved and overcame it.
Deadline: In 2 Days


"My Child Would Never Do That"
Write about a moment in your life when you found out your child or relative did something you never expected them to do. These are the stories our children tell us after they are grown up that we never knew. Ask your children, what did you do that I would have been shocked to know when you were younger. We couldn't have laughed about it then, but now, we would truly enjoy it.

Deadline: In 3 Days


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: In 4 Days


Advice from a well known friend
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 5 Days


The Bucket List
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on your own bucket list items and why.
Deadline: Apr 28th


Soulbound
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 28th


3 Line 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: Apr 28th


The Men (or women) who love me
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 29th


Love letter
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 29th


COFFEE romance
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 29th


Hawaii getaway
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 29th


Na-Po-Wri-Mo National Poetry Month
Any form of poetry is allowed as long as contestants write one poem each day. Any topic choice.

Suggestion to open a book where all the poems for the month can be find in one place.
Deadline: Apr 30th


Twelve days of christmas
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 30th


Narnia
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 30th


Dating romance
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 30th




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: May 3rd


Multi-Form Madness
Write a piece using three different types of poetry. You may use any three of your choice and you may use more, BUT, you MUST use at least three. There are no other rules or restrictions.
Deadline: May 4th


Romantic flowers
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: May 8th


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: May 9th


One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 10th


150 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: May 11th


Mother's Day Poetry Contest
Show your appreciation to Mom with a poem. All forms of poetry accepted. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 15th


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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 20th


Footprints
Write one chapter in a seven chapter book (no limit on length of chapter; however, it must be no shorter then 500 words. No sexual content, please.).


Deadline: May 20th


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! This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 25th


Write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets
Refer to the contest announcement for the form description and example.
Deadline: May 26th


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 28th


This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: I had my chance. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: May 31st




Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jun 1st


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: Jun 5th


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jun 8th


5-7-5 Poem
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: Jun 12th


Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Write a flash fiction story that takes place during a hot summer night. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jun 16th


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: Jun 18th


True Story Contest
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: Jun 22nd


I Imagine
Write a poem that begins with the words "I Imagine" Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 24th


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: Jun 28th




5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 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: Jul 7th


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jul 8th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 10th


5-7-5 Poetry Writing
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: Jul 15th


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 20th


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: Jul 25th


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: Jul 30th


Halloween romance
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jul 31st


Romantic Getaway
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jul 31st




3 Line 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 loved one. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 3rd


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: Aug 4th


Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 5th


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 6th


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: Aug 10th


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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 13th


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: Aug 17th


Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 21st


20 Syllable 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: Aug 25th


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 28th


Snorkeling
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 31st




5-7-5 Poetry
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: Sep 2nd


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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 5th


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: Sep 8th




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