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Pleiades Poetry

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


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: Tomorrow!

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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 to the winner. Deadline: In 6 Days

Faith Poetry Contest

Share your poem with the topic of 'faith' for this writintg contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 22nd

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 Cash Prize. Deadline: Jul 24th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 27th

Tanka Poetry Contest

To enter this contest share a poem that has five lins with the specified syllable count. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jul 31st

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 3rd

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: Aug 6th

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: Aug 10th

5 Line Poem

Write a five line poem for this writing contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 14th

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: Aug 19th

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 23rd

Write A Script

A writing contest with a cash prize. Read the contest announcement for the details on this contest with a specific topic. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 30th

Haiku Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this poetry contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 31st

Non-Fiction Writing Contest

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

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Sep 16th

New Arrival 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.' This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 17th

6 Word Poetry

Six words is all you get for this poetry contest. Can you share a poem with only six words? Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 18th

Cinquain Poetry

Write a poem with a specific syllable count to enter this writing contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 25th

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: Sep 28th

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 30th

80 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: Oct 1st

Love Poem Poetry Contest

This contest challenges you to write a poem that is a love poem. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 2nd

New Arrival Writing Contest

A writing contest with a cash prize. Read the contest announcement for the details on this contest with a specific topic. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 5th

One Line Poem

Can you write a complete poem - with only one line? That is the challenge of this writing contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 11th

20 Word Poem

Six words is all you get for this poetry contest. Can you share a poem with only six words? Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 15th

Rhyming Poem

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: Oct 21st

Loop Poetry Contest

Write a poem with a specific format for this contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 25th

Haiku

Write a three line poem to enter this poetry contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 2nd

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. Deadline: Nov 4th

Take A Photo Poetry

Take a photo of something with your camera and write a poem about it. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 13th

3-6-9 Poem

Share a poem with a specific syllable count and only three lines. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 18th

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: Nov 23rd

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 30th

2-4-2 Poetry

Share a poem with a specific syllable count and only three lines. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 2nd

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 4th

True Story Flash

This flash fiction writing contest challenges you to share a story with only 100 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 7th

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.' Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 10th

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 12th

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Dec 14th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 16th

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: Dec 21st

Lune Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Dec 31st

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.' Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 5th

Minute

Share a poem that has a specific syllable count. Details in the contest announcement. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 10th

Four Line Poem

Write a poem wtih only four lines that has a special syllable count. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jan 15th

Free Verse Poetry Contest

Share a poem without restrictions for this free verse poetry contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jan 20th

20 Line Poem

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: Jan 26th

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 The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 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.