Writing Contests


Sign Up

Enter the contests
Show:

Contests Announced Today


Trinet

The Trinet, created by zion, is a form with these specifications: Line 1 - 2 words, Line 2 - 2 words, Line 3 - 6 words, Line 4 - 6 words, Line 5 - 2 words, Line 6 - 2 words and Line 7 - 2 words
Deadline

Ode

An Ode is a poem praising and glorifying a person, place or thing.
Deadline

This is serious

Write a poem of any type that treats a serious subject as humor.

Deadline

3 Words Per Line

The topic for this poetry contest is: Food

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



All Contests



Bio

Write a poem of any type about your life, personality traits, and ambitions.
Deadline

Lucky Limerick

Write a Limerick on any subject. Follow the form of a limerick. Rhyme a a b b a.
Syllable count: 9-9-5-5-9
Can be about any subject, humorous or serious.


Deadline

Monorhyme

A Monorhyme is a poem in which all the lines have the same end rhyme.
Deadline

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. Cash Prize.
Deadline

The Appeal of Books

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

April Fools' Day Country Style

Minimum 4 lines, maximum 40 lines, any form poem, about something related to April Fools' Day. Puns and pranks are a plus.
Deadline

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem of any type. But there must be a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline

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

A Phoneme Challenge

Write a story incorporating phonemes into it, for example, the final /ck/ sound as in the work pack, the short /o/ sound as in of or ox, or the /^/ sound (think of the word "uh") in lug or monkey.
Deadline

Calling Poetic Script Writers!

Write a short, humorous script in rhyming verse. Cast of Characters, Scene descriptions and Stage directions are exempt from the rhyming.
Deadline

Irish Whimsy

With St. Patrick's Day approaching, let's share a bit of blarney and add a touch of humor for those who wish to share our posts. Irish folklore contains many magical stories of gods, warriors, and even leprechauns. Connect with your muse and reach into your whimsical thoughts and share one of your stories with us. Good luck as we look forward to your humor.
Deadline

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? The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline

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

20 Syllable Poem

Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline

Altered Carbon

The topic for this contest is: Altered carbon

Write a fanfiction for the drama Altered Carbon.

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

Na-Po-Wri-Mo National Poetry Month

Write and post a poem a day throughout April.
Deadline

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

Biography of famous people

Write about a famous person of your choice. Minimum length 700 words.
Deadline

Wedding

The topic for this contest is: Wedding

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

honeymoon

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

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 May 7th

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 9th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline May 11th

Twin Soul Soulmate

The topic for this contest is: Twin Soul Soulmate

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 May 12th

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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline May 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 May 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 May 21st

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

Twenty Short Story Contest

Write a story with your character named Twenty. Who is Twenty? Where did that nick name come from? Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline May 26th

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 30th

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. Cash Prize.
Deadline Jun 3rd

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 Jun 8th

Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Jun 14th

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 16th

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 20th

20 Line Poem

Write a poem that has exactly 20 lines. Any format. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Jun 26th

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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Jun 30th

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
This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Jul 3rd

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 Jul 6th

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 Jul 10th

This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: Give me twenty. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Jul 15th

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 Jul 19th

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 Jul 24th

Horror Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Jul 27th

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 Jul 31st

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Aug 3rd

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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Aug 6th

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. Enter for your chance at the 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. This contest has a 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.
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. 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. Cash Prize.
Deadline Sep 10th

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Cash Prize.
Deadline Sep 15th

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. Cash Prize.
Deadline Sep 22nd

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Sep 24th

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 Sep 28th

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

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 Oct 11th

20 Word Poem

Write a poem with only 20 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Oct 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.