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FREE VERSE!


Compose a FREE VERSE poem.
Your poem must contain a MINIMUM of 8 lines--no limit on MAXIMUM.
POETRY ONLY--no structured form such as haiku, sonnet, 575, etc.

*****FOR THIS CONTEST ONLY NO END RHYMING ALLOWED*****

***You may use 1 picture of your choice--NO animated images or words in picture.
***Author notes are acceptable.
***Title and Dedication~~ IF y...


The woes of Homonyms!

Write a poem on the woes of Homonyms; poems must include a minimum of 4 different sets of homonyms. Deadline: In 3 Days

Share A Diatelle Poem

Write a diatelle for this poetry contest. A diatelle has a set syllable count and a set rhyme.


The syllable count is: 1-2-3-4-6-8-10-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. The rhyme patter is: abbcbccaccbcbba. It is usually displayed centered. See an example here.


All Contests


Year of the Script: Prompt ONE!

The Galactic Counsel of Planets has convened to determine the fate of Earth. YOU have been selected to represent Earth and plead her case. Write a script based on this scenario. Deadline: In 2 Days

An Acrostic Free Verse Poem Contest

Write an Acrostic Free Verse Poem, without rhymes on, about God's Words, in 22 lines or more Deadline: In 2 Days

Write an Acrostic Poem

Write an Acrostic Poem, with or without rhymes, on or about God in 22 or more lines. Deadline: In 3 Days

Honeymoon

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 5 Days

Story Poem/Prose

This is a Story Poem or Prose... Any format within those parameters accepted... Dig in and bring to life a story that relates to an ah ha moment you have had... Good Bad or different. Deadline: In 5 Days

A romantic christmas

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 5 Days

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 to the winner. Deadline: In 5 Days

10-Minute Play

Write a 10-minute play that contains the theme of "abandonment." Deadline: In 5 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: Next Week.

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: Mar 5th

Size Matters!

Some stories are best told in one sitting. Some stories need time to fully unfold. Their time is now! Write something that glues the reader to the page and keeps them there. The catch? It must be longer than 3000 words. Prose Fiction Only. Other than that, the choice is yours.... Deadline: Mar 6th

Conversation with a Heterolaliac

Write a humorous short story (around 500 or less words) about two or three people trying to understand each other. One of your characters suffers from heterolalia where he or she constantly uses the wrong word than the one intended. (For more information see: https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/heterolalia) Most of all, have fun with the situation and make us laugh. Deadline: Mar 13th

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: Mar 13th

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 15th

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: Mar 17th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Mar 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: Mar 24th

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash Prize. Deadline: Mar 30th

use this sentence

Write a story that begins with the following sentence:
I'm not sure they should be doing that.

You may change the punctuation at the end of the sentence for dialogue, but do not add to or change the sentence in any other way.

Prose only. Minimum word count: 2000.

Deadline: Mar 31st

Harry Potter AU

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

maid/master fluff

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

dating

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

How to woo a woman

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

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: Apr 3rd

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 6th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 9th

Write A 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: Apr 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 20th

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: Apr 25th

12 days of romantic christmas

The topic for this contest is: 12 days of romantic christmas

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.

Deadline: Apr 30th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. 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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: May 5th

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using six words about any subject. Cash prize to the winner. 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 11th

Mother's Day Poetry Contest

Show your appreciation to Mom with a poem. All forms of poetry accepted. Cash prize to the winner. 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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: May 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: 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. This contest has a cash prize. 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

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. 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. 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! This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 6th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 12th

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: Jun 13th

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: 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. 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. This contest has 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. 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. Cash prize to the winner. 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. Enter for your chance at the 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. The winner takes away a 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 to the winner. Deadline: Jul 30th

5 Line Poem

Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 6th

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 10th

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 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.