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Life Without The Letter A

Write a story or poem of any length without using the letter 'A'. Please see announcement for details.
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Pope Battle

Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill decide to compete in a friendly match of [choose a game]. It escalates out of control.

All disclaimers permitted, no holds barred. Prose or script, 2000 words max.
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Family Outing

Word Count--300-350
Write a real-life story that involves you and your family
No profanity, vulgar words, sex, or sexual content (transgener/cross dressing etc.).
No satire or farce

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A Memorable Teacher

Paint a picture of a memorable teacher from your life. This can be someone who had a positive impact or a negative one. Try to include dialogue and descriptive prose to really help us get to know this person.
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Children's Poetry Contest

Can you write a poem that brings a smile to a child? This contest has a cash prize.
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True Story Flash

Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
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Birds and Bees

You have been commissioned under a pseudonym to publish an explanation of the Birds and the Bees in a religious bookstore. Write the WORST STORY POSSIBLE. Poetry or Prose, 1000 words max.
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Life Lessons Poetry

This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Life lessons -- something you have learned, especially through personal experience, that you feel is worthy of writing about, hopefully to pass on to others.
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Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to the winner.
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Hero Villain

Write a story of no more than 1500 words, in the genre of your choice, in which the Protagonist, who is cast as the hero, is in reality the villain.
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Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. Cash Prize.
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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.
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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. This contest has a cash prize.
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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.
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6 Word Poetry

Write a poem with only 6 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Jun 22nd

Cinquain Poetry

A cinquain poem is a five line poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Jun 26th

Love Poem Poetry Contest

Write a love poem. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be a humorous or a serious love poem. The choice is yours. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Jun 30th

No Rules Poetry Contest

No rules! Write any type of poem from rhyming to free form. You decide how to write your poem. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Jul 3rd

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Jul 7th

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 to the winner.
Deadline Jul 13th

Haiku

Can you write a poem with only three lines? Cash Prize.
Deadline Jul 19th

Sci Fi or Fantasy Writing Contest

Write a science fiction or fantasy story. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Jul 22nd

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash Prize.
Deadline Jul 23rd

8 Words or Less Poem

Write a poem with eight words or less. Your poem must be concise and have impact. Can you do it? Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Jul 26th

Haiku Poetry Contest

Write a 5-7-5 poem for this contest for new members to the site. A 5-7-5 poem is a three line poem. The first line has five syllables. The second line has seven. The third line has five again. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Jul 31st

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Aug 5th

75 Words Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Aug 10th

My Faith Poetry

Share a poem that is about your faith or how faith has impacted your life. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Aug 13th

Fantasy Writing Contest

Write a fantasy story. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Aug 17th

Free Verse Poem

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 Aug 22nd

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 Aug 26th

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. Cash Prize.
Deadline Aug 31st

80 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Sep 5th

20 Syllable Poem

Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Sep 10th

Share Your Story

A memoir gives us the ability to write about our life. You can make sense of a life or part of that life. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Sep 15th

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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Sep 20th

A First Book Chapter

For this contest share the first chapter of your novel. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Sep 23rd

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 Sep 28th

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 nine syllables. The second line has eight syllables and the third line has seven. This continues until your final line which has one syllable. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Oct 4th

Science Fiction Writing

Write a science fiction story. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Oct 5th

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 Oct 10th

This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: I'm glad you made it. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Oct 14th

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 2 syllables. The subject can be anything. Cash Prize.
Deadline Oct 16th

Newbie Flash Fiction

For our New Arrival contest we challenge you to write a story that uses exactly 100 words. Title does not count towards the word count. Write about anything with 100 words. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Oct 18th

Free Form 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 Oct 20th

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

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 Oct 25th

Horror Writing Contest

Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Oct 27th

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 Oct 31st

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash Prize.
Deadline Nov 6th

True Story Contest

Share a memory from your life. Share 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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Nov 12th

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 Nov 16th

Minute Poetry Contest

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 Nov 22nd

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Nov 26th

Western Writing Contest

Write a western story. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Nov 29th

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. See the announcement for an example. Cash Prize.
Deadline Dec 5th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Dec 10th

Faith Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that somehow incorporates your faith or thoughts about how faith guides us in our daily life. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Dec 12th

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 Dec 15th

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 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Dec 22nd

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Dec 31st

15 Syllable Poem

For this contest you are to write a short poem. The poem should have exactly 15 syllables. You can structure it anyway you choose. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 15 syllables total. Cash Prize.
Deadline Jan 2nd

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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Jan 5th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Jan 7th

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Jan 8th

Tanka Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem. Tanka is a five line poem that follows a specific syllable count. See the announcement for an example. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Jan 10th

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 to the winner.
Deadline Jan 17th

5 Line Poem

Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash Prize.
Deadline Jan 21st

Temptation Poetry Contest

Write a poem of any style or length that deals with any aspect of the topic temptation. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Jan 25th

Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Feb 4th

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.