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Tyburn Poetry

A six line poem consisting of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables. The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables. Details.
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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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Dec 12th


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Masquerade Ball Mystery

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement.

Participants at a masquerade ball solve a crime. Identities are not revealed until the end of the story.
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What Happened?

Write a story that starts with: "Just pick up the pieces..."
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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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
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Big Historical Event

Make a story or poem about a big event in history or fictional people who take place in that event.
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This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: Give me twenty. Cash Prize.
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Story of the Month

Each month a vote determines the Story of the Month. All stories posted during the month are automatically considered. Cash prize to the winner.
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Poem of the Month

Each month one poem is selected to be the Poem of the Month. A public vote determines the winner. All poems posted during the month are automatically considered. This contest has a cash prize.
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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.
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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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
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Book of the Month

Each month one book chapter is selected to be the Book of the Month. A public vote determines the winner. All books posted during the month are automatically considered for this contest. Cash prize to the winner.
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Horror Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. Cash prize to the winner.
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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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
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Reviewing Contest

Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Cash prize to the winner.
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How Things Actually Went Down

This is a topic based story contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
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Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
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Short Story

Write a humorous, fictional short story from 700 to 7,000 words max.
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15 Syllable Poem

Write a poem with exactly 15 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 15 syllables total. Cash Prize.
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Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Write a flash fiction story that includes a detective or police officer showing up at your front door. Maximum length 500 words. Cash Prize.
Deadline Aug 10th

5 Line Poem

Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Aug 14th

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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Aug 19th

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a poem that has a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Aug 23rd

Domestic romance

The topic for this contest is: Domestic romance


Write a story that somehow incorporates the topic. The story does not have to be specifically about the topic. But should clearly incorporate the topic into the story.

Creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.

Minimum length 700 words.
Deadline Aug 30th

Write A Script

A script can be bring a scene alive with just a little direction and words. Now is your chance to write your own. Cash Prize.
Deadline Aug 30th

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? Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Aug 31st

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. The winner takes away 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Sep 10th

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Sep 16th

New Arrival Poetry

Write a 5-7-5 poem for this contest for new members to the site. A 5-7-5 poem is a three line poem. The first line has five syllables. The second line has seven. The third line has five again. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Sep 17th

6 Word Poetry

Write a poem with only 6 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Sep 18th

Cinquain Poetry

A cinquain poem is a five line poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Sep 25th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Sep 28th

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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Sep 30th

pregnancy

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline Sep 30th

80 Word Flash Fiction

A drabble is a flash fiction story that uses 80 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using 80 words. The title does not count towards the word count. The submitted work must be between 78 - 82 words. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Oct 1st

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Oct 2nd

New Arrival Writing Contest

For our New Arrival "This Sentence Starts The Story" contest we challenge you to write a story that starts with this sentence: "Hell found me." Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Oct 5th

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Oct 11th

20 Word Poem

Write a poem with only 20 words. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Oct 15th

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem of any type. But there must be a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Oct 21st

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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Oct 25th

Festival

The topic for this contest is: festival

Write a story that somehow incorporates the topic. The story does not have to be specifically about the topic. But should clearly incorporate the topic into the story.

Creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.

Minimum length 700 words.
Deadline Oct 30th

Haiku

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? Cash Prize.
Deadline Nov 2nd

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Nov 4th

Take A Photo Poetry

Go out for a walk and take a camera, smartphone or tablet with you. Snap a picture of something interesting and write a poem about it when you get home. Post the photo along with the poem. Special thanks to Sallyo for originally creating this contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Nov 8th

20 Syllable Poem

Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Nov 13th

3-6-9 Poem

This poem has three stanzas. Each stanza has three lines that follows the 3-6-9 syllable count. The first line has 3 syllables, the second line has 6 syllables and the last line 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Nov 18th

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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Nov 23rd

crossdressing

The topic for this contest is: Crossdressing

Write a story that somehow incorporates the topic. The story does not have to be specifically about the topic. But should clearly incorporate the topic into the story.

Creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.

Minimum length 700 words.
Deadline Nov 30th

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

The Language of flower

The topic for this contest is: The Language of flower


Creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.

Minimum length 700 words.
Deadline Nov 30th

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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Dec 2nd

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. Cash Prize.
Deadline Dec 4th

True Story Flash

Write a true story "flash fiction" style on any topic. Can be humorous, embarrassing, inspiring or thoughtful - the only requirement is that it is a true story. The title does not count towards the word count. The submitted work must be between 98- 102 words. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Dec 7th

5-7-5 Poetry

For this contest you are to write a short poem. It should have only 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 Dec 10th

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 to the winner.
Deadline Dec 14th

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 to the winner.
Deadline Dec 16th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Dec 21st

death fic

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline Dec 30th

Lune Poetry Contest

A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Dec 31st

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 Jan 5th

Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Jan 10th

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 Jan 15th

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

20 Line Poem

Write a poem that has exactly 20 lines. Any format. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Jan 26th

Two Line Poem

Write an essence poem. This is a poem of two lines with six syllables per line, each containing an internal rhyme and an ending rhyme.

Example
Mysterious night dream
Elicits a fright scream
Cash Prize.
Deadline Jan 30th

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.