2018 Writing Contests


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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: Today!

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Haiku Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this poetry contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Next Week.

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

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: Dec 1st

I Can't

Write a poem that begins with the words specified to enter this poetry contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 3rd

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: Dec 10th

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: Dec 15th

5 Line Poem

Write a five line poem for this writing contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 17th

Lune Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 22nd

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem that rhymes for this contest. Your poem can be any type but must have a clear rhyme scheme. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 30th

100 Word Flash Fiction

This flash fiction writing contest challenges you to share a story with only 100 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 4th

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: Jan 8th

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: Jan 12th

Non-Fiction Writing Contest

Share a non-fiction story for this contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jan 15th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Write a sonnet poem to enter this writing contest. Read the contest announcement for the details on writing a sonnet. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 18th

Love Poem Poetry Contest

This contest challenges you to write a poem that is a love poem. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jan 23rd

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: Jan 26th

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: Jan 30th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 5th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Feb 10th

100 Word 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: Feb 11th

20 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: Feb 17th

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: Feb 21st

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.' Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Feb 28th

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: Mar 3rd

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. Deadline: Mar 8th

Cinquain Poetry

Write a poem with a specific syllable count to enter this writing contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Mar 12th

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: Mar 17th

Loop Poetry Contest

Write a poem with a specific format for this contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 24th

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: Mar 30th

75 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: May 20th

2-4-2 Poetry

Share a poem with a specific syllable count and only three lines. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 25th

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: May 30th

Minute

Share a poem that has a specific syllable count. Details in the contest announcement. Cash prize to the winner. 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 6th

Four Line Poem

Write a poem wtih only four lines that has a special syllable count. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jun 10th

Free Verse Poetry Contest

Share a poem without restrictions for this free verse poetry contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jun 12th

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. Deadline: Jun 14th

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.' The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 18th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 21st

Faith Poetry Contest

Share your poem with the topic of 'faith' for this writintg contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jun 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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 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.