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Charlie

Write a story that begins with the line: The last time I saw Charlie ... (continue the sentence and story)  




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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: 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

Rhyme

Write a rhyming poem, any length, About a member or members,
of your family. Must rhyme, method of rhyme left to writer   Deadline: In 3 Days

Family Alphabet

Compose a poem about your family using your surname or fictional surname. Each line commences with a letter from your name - rhyming not important .   Deadline: In 4 Days

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. This contest has a cash prize.   Deadline: May 3rd

NaPoWriMo poem a day contest

April month is here once again
all poets are welcome to join;
to write pink poetry or blue
whatever will make you feel true.   Deadline: May 3rd

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: May 5th

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using six words about any subject. Cash Prize.   Deadline: May 8th

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: May 9th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.   Deadline: May 11th

Mother's Day Poetry Contest

Show your appreciation to Mom with a poem. All forms of poetry accepted. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.   Deadline: May 12th

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 to the winner.   Deadline: May 15th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This contest has a cash prize.   Deadline: May 17th

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 to the winner.   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

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.   Deadline: May 28th

What things annoy you?

What sort of things in life really get your goat or get under your collar? Share with us your most annoying moments!

500 minimum and 3000 maximum words.   Deadline: May 30th

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. This contest has a cash prize.   Deadline: May 30th

Soulmate. Twin soul

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

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: Jun 3rd

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! The winner takes away a cash prize.   Deadline: Jun 6th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize.   Deadline: Jun 13th

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: Jun 15th

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: Jun 16th

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: Jun 18th

This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: It was going to be the trip of a lifetime. The winner takes away a cash prize.   Deadline: Jun 21st

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. The winner takes away a cash prize.   Deadline: Jun 25th

Horror Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. The winner takes away a cash prize.   Deadline: Jun 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? The winner takes away a cash prize.   Deadline: Jul 3rd

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. The winner takes away a cash prize.   Deadline: Jul 5th

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. Cash Prize.   Deadline: Jul 9th

Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Write a flash fiction story that takes place in a tavern late into the night. Maximum length 500 words. This contest has a cash prize.   Deadline: Jul 16th

I Can

Write a poem that begins with the words "I can". Words do not need to be in quotes. Can add words and change capitalization. For example "I can believe". All poetry types accepted. Any length accepted. The winner takes away a cash prize.   Deadline: Jul 20th

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: Jul 25th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.   Deadline: Jul 27th

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: Jul 30th

5 Line Poem

Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner.   Deadline: Aug 3rd

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 6th

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.   Deadline: Aug 10th

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 15th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.   Deadline: Aug 17th

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: Aug 19th

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: Aug 23rd

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: Aug 28th

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 3rd

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: Sep 11th

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize to the winner.   Deadline: Sep 13th

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. This contest has a cash prize.   Deadline: Sep 16th

1-5-7 Poem

Write a poem that follows the following syllable count: 1-5-7. So the first line has one syllable. The second line has five. The final line has seven syllables. Write about anything. Cash Prize.   Deadline: Sep 20th

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: Sep 24th

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: Sep 28th

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 to the winner.   Deadline: Oct 3rd

Take A Walk 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. The winner takes away a cash prize.   Deadline: Oct 12th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.   Deadline: Oct 16th

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.