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Narnia

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

My First Job

Your first job was probably a one to remember. Provide a story when you were on the job for the very first time. Deadline: Tomorrow!

A Deep Secret

The topic for this writing contest is: a deep secret. Share a story based on the topic.


Someone Else

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


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I Am Not Perfect

Write a poem about a flaw that you see in yourself. Deadline: In 2 Days

A Door

Write a story that somehow includes the sentence: He had never noticed a door there before. Do not change the sentence. Deadline: In 2 Days

The life of a....

Write a poem adout "the life of a..." something, anything, person, place, or thing. Be creative! Any style of poem. Deadline: In 2 Days

Quick action scene

Write an action scene using a word count of under 500. Envision 007 and other crime scenes. Have a lot of fun. :) Deadline: In 2 Days

Soulbound

Soulbound contrary to what people think can either mean a love for an item or soul bound for your love, write a story real or fiction about two people falling in love and an epic tellanovella romance. Deadline: In 2 Days

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 to the winner. Deadline: In 3 Days

Back Seat Driver

The topic for this writing contest is: Back Seat Driver 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

Faith Flash

The topic for this contest is: Faith.

Write a story that somehow incorporates the topic. The story does not have to be specifically about the topic. But it 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.

Maximum length 500 words. Deadline: In 4 Days

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: In 4 Days

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: In 6 Days

We, The People

The topic for this poetry contest is We, The People

Write a 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: Next Week.

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: Next Week.

Pretend You Were There

Place yourself in an historical event and write a biographical story about your youth and your involvement in this event. Deadline: Jul 5th

Dark and Stormy Night

This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that begins with this sentence. Deadline: Jul 6th

Short Story Time Travel Challenge

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement. Deadline: Jul 7th

Difficult Gift to Bear

You fall ill, nearly die, and, upon recovery, discover having been blessed with a spiritual gift. You are able to detect when something bad will happen to someone. How do you deal with this gift. Deadline: Jul 7th

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: 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

Everyone's Wrong About Science

Asking for strange and unheard of theories about why everybody's been looking at science all wrong. Deadline: Jul 10th

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem of any type. But there must be a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. The winner takes away a 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. Enter for your chance at the 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 20th

To Arms, to arms

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Jul 24th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. 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? This contest has 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. This contest has a 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 4th

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using six words about any subject. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. 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. The winner takes away 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 25th

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a poem that has a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. The winner takes away 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

first date

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. This contest has a 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. 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 to the winner. 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 20th

A Strange Summer Night

Write a fantasy story that is based on a warm summer night. It can include anything having to do with the fantasy category that happens at either midnight or the witching/devil's hour, or 3:00 A.M. This includes time travel, other worlds, magic, fantasy creatures, etc.
Due by September 20, 2018. 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 28th

Summoner

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

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. The winner takes away a 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. 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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 14th

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: Oct 16th

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: Oct 20th

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. Deadline: Oct 24th

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: Oct 28th

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

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 6th

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. Cash Prize. 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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 15th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. The winner takes away 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

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 to the winner. Deadline: Dec 15th

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.