2018 Writing Contests


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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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: In 3 Days

I Imagine

Write a poem that begins with the words specified to enter this poetry contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: In 5 Days

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: Jun 28th

5 Line Poem

Write a five line poem for this writing contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 3rd

Lune Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 7th

100 Word Flash Fiction

This flash fiction writing contest challenges you to share a story with only 100 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 8th

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem that rhymes for this contest. Your poem can be any type but must have a clear rhyme scheme. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jul 10th

5-7-5 Poetry Writing

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: Jul 15th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 20th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Write a sonnet poem to enter this writing contest. Read the contest announcement for the details on writing a sonnet. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jul 25th

Haiku Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this poetry contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jul 30th

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: Aug 3rd

Love Poem Poetry Contest

This contest challenges you to write a poem that is a love poem. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 4th

Six Word Poetry Contest

Six words is all you get for this poetry contest. Can you share a poem with only six words? Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 5th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 6th

Non-Fiction Writing Contest

Share a non-fiction story for this contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 10th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 13th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 17th

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 21st

20 Syllable Poem

Your challenge for this writing contest is to share a poem that only has 20 syllables. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 25th

Rhyming 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: Aug 28th

5-7-5 Poetry

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: Sep 2nd

Romance Writing Contest

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 5th

ABC Poetry Contest

An ABC poem follows the alphabet. Start each line with a letter in the alphabet that follows the previous line. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 8th

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: Sep 12th

Cinquain Poetry

Write a poem with a specific syllable count to enter this writing contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 16th

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.' Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 20th

Loop Poetry Contest

Write a poem with a specific format for this contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 24th

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: Sep 28th

150 Words Flash Fiction

You only have 150 words! Can you write a complete story with this amount of words? That is the challenge of this flash fiction writing contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 3rd

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 9th

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 14th

Minute

Share a poem that has a specific syllable count. Details in the contest announcement. Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 16th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 20th

Four Line Poem

Write a poem wtih only four lines that has a special syllable count. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 24th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 28th

Free Verse Poetry Contest

Share a poem without restrictions for this free verse poetry contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Nov 2nd

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.' This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 6th

Horror Story 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: Nov 10th

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: Nov 20th

Flash Fiction Writing Contest

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 30th

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.