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MAGIC

Hi...
Do you believe in magic?
What according to you is magic?

Please write a short poem on MAGIC.
Choose any one of the below mentioned format:

3-5-3 Syllables
Or
5-7-5 Syllables
Or
5-7-5-7-7 Syllables
(Choose anyone 👆)
Have fun!


Your Body

Write a poem of any type about your body.


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! Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jun 6th


Contests That Close Soon


Guilt Flash Fiction - 50 Words

Write a story of exactly 50 words about the topic of guilt. Any genre is acceptable. Title not part of word count.


Disguised

Write a story where one of the characters is in a disguise.


Disco Inferno Poem

For all of you disco fans... Write a poem of any form or style in appreciation of the disco era. Burn baby, burn!


Dialogue Only Prompt

Write a story using only dialogue. No narration, descriptions, or sentence tags. Maximum word count: 1,000


All Contests


Found It

Write a story where your character found something that impacts his or her life. Maximum word count: 2,000 words. Deadline: In 2 Days

What If?

Write a fictional prose piece of at least 1000 words taking a famous world event and changing the outcome. What is the new outcome? How did the new outcome affect the world?

What if the Allies had LOST World War II? What if Lincoln or Kennedy had survived their assassinations? What if George Wallace had become President? What if Castro was unable to seize power in Cuba? What if the U.S. ... Deadline: In 3 Days

The Green house in the Swamp

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 3 Days

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: In 4 Days

I didn't do it!!

Write about an incident (fiction or non-fiction) when the main character (could be YOU) is accused of something that they didn't do.

Detail the deed, and the explanation of HOW it couldn't have been the main character. Deadline: In 6 Days

OH, if Only I could be there

This is a topic based contest on the topic provided in the the announcement. You are watching TV, or at the movies, you see something that gets you so deeply involved that you scream Lord, put me in . Deadline: In 6 Days

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: In 6 Days

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Next Week.

An Epic Star Trek Tale

Write your best Star Trek Story of at least 1000 words using any known Star Trek characters from existing franchises. 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.

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: Next Week.

200-Word or Under Horror Flash Fic

The topic for this contest is pretty wide open. All it needs to be is a realistic horror story (no monsters other than humans) in 200 words or less. I will provide an example and will then disqualify myself from the contest itself. I wanna see what you guys come up with! Come on. Give a little sugar to an old, retired English teacher. Deadline: Oct 30th

War

It will be a short free verses of any war or battle story of your choosing. Deadline: Oct 30th

Halloween Tanka

The topic for this poetry contest is: Halloween

Write a spooky poem that somehow incorporates the topic. The poem does not have to be specifically about the topic and creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner. Deadline: Oct 30th

Halloween Poetry Contest

For our Halloween Poetry Contest we are looking for poems that somehow capture the fun, horror or excitement of this time of the year. This contest is for poems of all types and for poets of all skill levels. The deadline is Halloween. Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 31st

How does the world end?

See that? World just ended. What just happened? Deadline: Oct 31st

Become a Dr. Frankenstein

Write a 5/7/5, haiku or senryu poem that somehow incorporates the artwork of your choice of an animated, still or manipulated picture.

The poem does not have to be specifically about the image. But contest voters will be asked to consider that making the image using all of advanced editor and also including music or sound selectively. Deadline: Oct 31st

In The Beginning...

Start your story with a bang. Hook the reader from the outset. Create two story openings between 200-500 words each. That?s it.

Prose Fiction only. Min 400 words. Max 1000 words. Plain black text. Standard font. One picture. Deadline: Nov 1st

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. Deadline: Nov 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 2nd

This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: Time travel isn't supposed to be possible. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 4th

Halloween Horror Writing

Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween writing contest. The story can have a Halloween theme or you can use your imagination to create a story that will put your readers on edge. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Nov 5th

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. Deadline: Nov 6th

The Flying penis

This is a topic based contest. Write a story about an unattached penis flying through the air. Deadline: Nov 8th

Horror Story 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. Deadline: Nov 10th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Nov 15th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 20th

Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Write a flash fiction story that takes place during a hot summer night. Maximum length 500 words. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 30th

I Can't

Write a poem that begins with the words "I Can't". Words do not need to be in quotes. Can add words and change capitalization. For example "I can't believe". All poetry types accepted. Any length accepted. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 3rd

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Dec 10th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 15th

5 Line Poem

Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 17th

Lune Poetry Contest

A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 22nd

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem of any type. But there must be a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 30th

Alternate universe soulmate

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Dec 31st

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jan 4th

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: Jan 8th

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

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 15th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 18th

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: Jan 23rd

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jan 26th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 30th

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: Feb 5th

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using six words about any subject. Cash Prize. Deadline: Feb 10th

100 Word Writing Contest

Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Cash Prize. Deadline: Feb 11th

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: Feb 17th

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: Feb 21st

Honeymoon

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Feb 28th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 28th

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: Mar 3rd

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 8th

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: Mar 12th

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. Deadline: Mar 17th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 24th

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Mar 30th

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

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: May 25th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 30th

Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 3rd

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.