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Someone Else

You (or your character) wakes up and are someone different.




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Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Today!

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: Today!

Per Mona Lisa con Amore

Write a poem inspired by the Mona Lisa. It doesn't have to be about the Mona Lisa, just whatever looking at the painting inspires you to write. Your piece must be a poem and not prose. No Auth Notes. Deadline: Today!

Two women sit at a deserted bar

Write a story using the premise two woman sit at an otherwise deserted bar. They share a secret. They strike up a friendship.


"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.


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Where is She Coming From?

Write a story that starts with the sentence: "Dearest, would this be of interest to you?" Deadline: In 2 Days

Rondel Poetry

This poem is the similar to the rondeau poem. The first and second lines repeat in the middle of the poem and at the end. Although only the first line repeats at the end. The rhyme scheme is normally ABba abAB abbaA(B). More information and an example. Deadline: In 3 Days

Unexpected Romance

The topic for this contest is: Unexpected Romance. The story brings two people together, two people who don't necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them. Deadline: In 3 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 i... Deadline: In 3 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 4 Days

Political Soapbox

Write a short scene, piece of dialogue, choreography, or monologue on a current political issue. Monologues must be able to be spoken aloud with appropriate expression in two minutes or less. Scenes and dialogue make take up to five minutes to run. Politics may be broadly defined. Humor is welcome. Deadline: In 4 Days

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! Cash Prize. Deadline: In 5 Days

Write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets

Refer to the contest announcement for the form description and example. Deadline: In 6 Days

Soulbound

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 6 Days

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: Next Week.

COFFEE romance

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Next Week.

Hawaii getaway

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Next Week.

Narnia

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Next Week.

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 has 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Next Week.

Dating romance

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Next Week.

Reverse Poetry

Write a Reverse poem for this contest. To create your own reverse poem, think of a concept that has opposing viewpoints or emotions. Deadline: May 29th

This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: I had my chance.

Your story must start with the sentence above. You have the option to put it in quotes (for dialogue) and to change the punctuation at the end for proper grammar.

Example:
"I had my chance!" screamed John. "The dialogue or story can continue..." The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 31st

Objects of Desire

Up for a truly blind challenge? Reserve a spot on this competition then PM the competition organiser who will give you your object of desire. Craft your story around that object. The object must play an intrinsic part in the tale.

Prose Fiction only. Minimum 1000 words. Deadline: May 31st

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jun 1st

A Disappearance

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. A disappearance - something in your life that disappeared - a child, a letter, a piece of jewelry, etc 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. Deadline: Jun 5th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 8th

My Great Story-- Why it Should Win

Write your best story and then proceed to tell us WHY it should win this contest. Tell us all the brilliant aspects about your story. You may also tell us wonderful things about yourself personally. Deadline: Jun 9th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Jun 12th

Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Write a flash fiction story that takes place during a hot summer night. Maximum length 500 words. 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 to the winner. Deadline: Jun 18th

True Story Contest

Share a true story from your life. Write a story that shares 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. Use at least 100 words. No poetry. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jun 22nd

I Imagine

Write a poem that begins with the words "I Imagine". Words do not need to be in quotes. Can add words and change capitalization. For example "I imagine you". All poetry types accepted. Any length accepted. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. 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 contest has 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. 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. 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. But there must be a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. Cash Prize. 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 contest has 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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 20th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This contest has a cash prize. 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? The winner takes away a cash prize. 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 3rd

My Home Town

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Write about the history surrounding your town/city. Include historical notes. Deadline: Aug 4th

Love Poem Poetry Contest

Write a love poem. All forms of poetry accepted. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be humorous or serious. The choice is yours. But it must clearly be a love poem. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 4th

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using six words about any subject. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 5th

75 Words Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that uses 75 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using exactly 75 words. The title does not count towards the word count. Online word processor is an estimate only. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. This contest has 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 17th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 21st

20 Syllable Poem

Write a poem with 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 25th

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a poem that has a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. This contest has a cash prize. 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. 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. No length requirements. This contest has a cash prize. 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 contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 8th

Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that uses 150 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using exactly 150 words. The title does not count towards the word count. Online word processor is an estimate only. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. Cash Prize. Deadline: Sep 12th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 16th

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

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 24th

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 28th

150 Words Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that uses 150 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using exactly 150 words. The title does not count towards the word count. Online word processor is an estimate only. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 3rd

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 has 2 syllables again. The subject can be anything. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 9th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 14th

Entering Writing and Poetry Contests

This listing of writing and poetry contests will be updated daily. To enter a contest simply click the button provided when you view the contest announcement. If you are not ready to enter right away you can make a reservation which will save you a spot in a contest. A reservation will also make the contest easy to find when you are ready to enter .

All contests can be entered until the deadline is reached. Give yourself time to enter. And if possible enter at least a few days in advance as you will receive feedback shortly after you enter your contest entry. This feedback can be used to improve your work. You can edit your contest entry at anytime. So your feedback can be used to improve your writing even after you enter the contest. The judges won't read your contest submission until after the deadline has passed.

We recommending reading the contest announcement carefully as there may be requirements in the contest. For example, you may be required to count syllables or use certain words.