2022 Writing Contests


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A writing contest with a cash prize. Read the contest announcement for the details on this contest with a specific topic.




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Nonet Poetry Contest

This poem only has 9 words. To enter this writing contest share a poem that has nine lines and a specific format. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Today!

Science Fiction Writing

For this contest we provide you with the first sentence to start your story. What you do with it from there is up to you. Cash Prize. Deadline: Tomorrow!

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Share A Story In A Poem

Your poem should tell a story for this contest. The challenge is to write a poem of any type that also tells a story. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: In 6 Days

This Sentence Starts The Story

For this contest we provide you with the first sentence to start your story. What you do with it from there is up to you. Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 14th

2-4-2 Poetry

Share a poem with a specific syllable count and only three lines. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 16th

Newbie Flash Fiction

A writing contest with a cash prize. Read the contest announcement for the details on this contest with a specific topic. Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 18th

Free Form Poetry Contest

Share a poem without restrictions for this free verse poetry contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 20th

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

Share a poem that has three lines and follows the 5-7-5 syllable count. It's similar to a haiku but you can write about anything.' Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 25th

A Minute for Newbies

A writing contest with a cash prize. Read the contest announcement for the details on this contest with a specific topic. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 25th

Horror Writing Contest

Share a horror story for this writing contest. Past greats such as Stephen King have made careers with horror writing. Now is your chance to share your horror story for this writing contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 27th

Acrostic Poetry Contest

For this contest pay special attention to the first letter of each line. Because your goal is to spell out a word using the first letter of each line in the poem. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 31st

Halloween Poetry

This poetry contest challenges you to share poems of Halloween The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 31st

Halloween Story

Halloween writing is the topic of this writing contest The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 31st

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Write a sonnet poem to enter this writing contest. Read the contest announcement for the details on writing a sonnet. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 6th

True Story Contest

Share a true story for this writing contest. Share something in your life that is either dark, exciting or interesting and write a story to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 12th

Lune Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 16th

Minute Poetry Contest

Share a poem that has a specific syllable count. Details in the contest announcement. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 22nd

5-7-5 Poem

Share a poem that has three lines and follows the 5-7-5 syllable count. It's similar to a haiku but you can write about anything.' Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Nov 26th

Western Writing Contest

For this contest we provide you with the first sentence to start your story. What you do with it from there is up to you. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 29th

Two Line Poem

Write a poem to someone special for this writing contest but it must follow a specific syllable count of 5-7-5 or 5-7-7 Cash Prize. Deadline: Dec 5th

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

Share a poem that has three lines and follows the 5-7-5 syllable count. It's similar to a haiku but you can write about anything.' Cash Prize. Deadline: Dec 10th

Faith Flash Fiction

A flash fiction story is a story that only has a few words - but tells a complete story. Your challenge is to share a story that only uses a few words but tell a comlete story in the process. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 12th

Free Verse Poetry Contest

Share a poem without restrictions for this free verse poetry contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 15th

Four Line Poem

Write a poem wtih only four lines that has a special syllable count. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 22nd

Christmas Poetry

Share a poem that celebrates Christmas to enter this poetry contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 25th

Christmas Story

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. Think of all the Christmas stories that you know. Can you create one? That is the challenge of this writing contest. Write a story that somehow involves Christmas. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 25th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Dialogue is an important part of any story. For this writing contest your challenge is to write a story only using dialogue. No speech tags. No descriptions. Write a story as if those writing were talking on the telephone or texting. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 31st

15 Syllable Poem

Your challenge for this writing contest is to share a poem that only has 20 syllables. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 2nd

Faith Poetry Contest

Share your poem with the topic of 'faith' for this writintg contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jan 5th

Non-Fiction Writing Contest

The challenge of this contest is to write a story or essay about real people in a compelling and dramatic manner. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 7th

100 Word Flash Fiction

Share a story of romance for this writing contest. Romance is one of the biggest sellers in the book stories. You can have quite a career with it. Now is your chance. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 8th

Tanka Poetry Contest

To enter this contest share a poem that has five lins with the specified syllable count. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 10th

3 Line Poetry Contest

Write a poem to someone special for this writing contest but it must follow a specific syllable count of 5-7-5 or 5-7-7 The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 17th

5 Line Poem

Write a five line poem for this writing contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 21st

Temptation Poetry Contest

What are your temptations? Write a poem on the topic of temptation for your chance at the cash prize. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jan 25th

Alone Writing Contest

For this writing contest you are to write a story with only 750 words. That is the extreme amount of words for a flash fiction. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 29th

Flash Fiction

For this writing contest you are to write a story with only 750 words. That is the extreme amount of words for a flash fiction. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 4th

Children's Poetry Contest

Write a poem that rhymes for this contest. Your poem can be any type but must have a clear rhyme scheme. Cash Prize. Deadline: Feb 7th

True Story Flash

This flash fiction writing contest challenges you to share a story with only 100 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Feb 12th

Love Poem Poetry Contest

This contest challenges you to write a poem that is a love poem. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 14th

Write A Script

A writing contest with a cash prize. Read the contest announcement for the details on this contest with a specific topic. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 17th

ABC Poetry Contest

An ABC poem follows the alphabet. Start each line with a letter in the alphabet that follows the previous line. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 24th

Haiku Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this poetry contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Feb 28th

Dear God

For this writing contest you are to write a story with only 750 words. That is the extreme amount of words for a flash fiction. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 3rd

Write A Rant

For this writing contest you are to write a story with only 750 words. That is the extreme amount of words for a flash fiction. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Mar 8th

6 Word Poetry

Six words is all you get for this poetry contest. Can you share a poem with only six words? This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 10th

Cinquain Poetry

Write a poem with a specific syllable count to enter this writing contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 15th

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a poem that rhymes for this contest. Your poem can be any type but must have a clear rhyme scheme. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 21st

No Rules Poetry Contest

Share a poem without restrictions for this free verse poetry contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 26th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Can you share a complete story with only 50 words? It can be done. Share your short story but only use 50 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 28th

One Line Poem

Can you write a complete poem - with only one line? That is the challenge of this writing contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 2nd

75 Words Flash Fiction

For this writing contest you are to write a story with only 750 words. That is the extreme amount of words for a flash fiction. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 5th

3 Line Poetry Contest

Share a poem that has three lines and follows the 5-7-5 syllable count. It's similar to a haiku but you can write about anything.' Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Apr 9th

Sci Fi or Fantasy Writing Contest

Write a sci fi or fantasy story. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 12th

Haiku

Six words is all you get for this poetry contest. Can you share a poem with only six words? The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 15th

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem that rhymes for this contest. Your poem can be any type but must have a clear rhyme scheme. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 20th

8 Words or Less Poem

Share a poem that has three lines and follows the 5-7-5 syllable count. It's similar to a haiku but you can write about anything.' The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 26th

Haiku Poetry Contest

Share a poem that has three lines and follows the 5-7-5 syllable count. It's similar to a haiku but you can write about anything.' Cash Prize. Deadline: May 1st

Loop Poetry Contest

Write a poem with a specific format for this contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 6th

Betrayal Poetry Contest

Write a poem in any form or style with Betrayal as the central theme. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: May 10th

Fantasy Writing Contest

For this contest we provide you with the first sentence to start your story. What you do with it from there is up to you. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 13th

What Is Love Poetry

Share your poem with the topic of 'faith' for this writintg contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 18th

Free Verse Poem

Share a poem without restrictions for this free verse poetry contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 22nd

80 Word Flash Fiction

This flash fiction writing contest challenges you to share a story with only 100 words. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: May 26th

My Faith Poetry

Share your poem with the topic of 'faith' for this writintg contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 30th

Haiku Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this poetry contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 3rd

Share Your Story

What's your story. Give details about your life and how you can to be where you are. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 5th

Take A Photo Poetry

Take a photo of something with your camera and write a poem about it. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 8th

20 Syllable Poem

Hemingway wrote a poem with only six words that is quite famous. Now is your chance. Write a poem with only 20 words for a chance at the cash prize. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 14th

3-6-9 Poem

Share a poem with a specific syllable count and only three lines. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jun 18th

A First Book Chapter

For this contest we provide you with the first sentence to start your story. What you do with it from there is up to you. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jun 22nd

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

Share a poem that has three lines and follows the 5-7-5 syllable count. It's similar to a haiku but you can write about anything.' The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 24th

Entering Writing Contests

To enter writing contests view the contest announcement. If you plan to enter the contest reserve a spot in the contest. Reserving a spot will give you the option to easily enter the writing contest at a later time. You can create a list of writing contests that you plan to enter. When you post your writing you will be prompted for the text of your post (can be copied and pasted from your word processor), a title and description. You can include an image with your writing as well.

All entries will receive feedback. So after you post your entry in the writing contest we will make it available to other authors. They will give you feedback that you can use to improve your writing at anytime. After you post your short story, poem or book chapter you can make changes to it. This listing will be updated daily as we make more writing contests available.