Contests
50 New Contests Every Month


Writing Prompt Contest
An object
Write a poem about any object which you love the most let it be perfume,books,etc.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Rhyming Alliteration
This poem consists of 7 lines with 7 syllables each and contains 1 alliteration in every line. Rhyme scheme is aabbcca.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
100 Word Horror
The challenge is to write a poem that contains some form of horror or thriller. No more than 100 words.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Write a Naani

Write a Naani

Naani is one of Indian's most popular Telugu poems. Naani means an expression of one and all. It consists of 4 lines, the total lines consists of 20 to 25 syllables. The poem is not bounded to a particular subject. Generally it depends upon human relations and current statements. This poetry was introduced by one of the renowned Telugu poets Dr. N.Gopi,
Deadline: In 2 Days
Serendipity
This is a topic-based contest. Write a fiction story based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: In 2 Days
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: In 4 Days
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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: In 5 Days
Harry Potter's Birthday
This is a topic based contest. Write a story that would fit into Harry Potter's world somehow.

Indicate number of words in author's note.
Deadline: In 6 Days
Shoes
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem of any format about your favorite shoes.
Deadline: In 6 Days
Pampering your lover or spouse
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 6 Days


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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Aug 1st
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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 6th
Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Aug 10th
Flashback Fiction
Write a short Story This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 14th
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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 16th
Disabilities
Write a short story which includes a character coping with
Or overcoming a disability. Character does not have to be main character.
No poetry.
Deadline: Aug 18th
Future Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story that takes place in the future. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 20th
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Aug 26th
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Aug 28th
100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 31st
Death of lover or spouse
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 31st


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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 2nd
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 and choose the word count. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 15 syllables total. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 7th
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 for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Sep 11th
5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 15th
Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 18th
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 22nd
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Sep 25th
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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 6th
80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 8th
6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 11th
Cinquain Poetry
A cinquain poem is a five line poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 16th
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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 20th
One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 28th
Halloween Story
Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween writing contest. The story can should have a Halloween theme. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 31st
Halloween Poetry
For our Halloween poetry contest we are looking for poems that somehow capture the fun, horror or excitement of this time of the year. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 31st


True Story Flash
Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 2nd
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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 4th
Haiku
Can you write a poem with only three lines? This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 10th
Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 20th
New Arrival Poetry
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 25th
Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Nov 30th


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? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 2nd
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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 5th
75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 8th
My Faith Poetry
Share a poem that is about your faith or how faith has impacted your life. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 10th
Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a fantasy story. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 14th
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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 20th
Christmas Story
Share a story that somehow involves Christmas. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Dec 25th
Christmas Poetry
Share a poem about Christmas. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 25th
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 30th


20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 4th
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 writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 7th
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 10th
A First Book Chapter
For this contest share the first chapter of your novel. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Jan 13th
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 17th
Science Fiction Writing
Write a science fiction story. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 22nd
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 26th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 29th


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 of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 5th
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 7th
Western Writing Contest
Write a western story. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Feb 10th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 17th
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: You need to calm down. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Feb 21st
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 24th
Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 28th


Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 1st
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 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. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Mar 9th
Minute
Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 15th





Make your own rules for our Free Verse Poetry Contest.




Write a poem with a specific format for our Tanka Poetry Contest.




The challenge of flash fiction is to tell a complete story in which every word is absolutely essential. Write a story with a specific word count for our Flash Fiction.




Challenge yourself for our ABC Poetry Contest.




The challenge of flash fiction is to tell a complete story in which every word is absolutely essential. Write a story with a specific word count for our 80 Word Flash Fiction.




The challenge of flash fiction is to tell a complete story in which every word is absolutely essential. Write a story with a specific word count for our True Story Flash.




Write about your life or a part of your life for the contest Share Your Story




For our Nonet Poetry Contest contest we challenge you to write a poem that follows a specific format.




Write a poem that tells a story for our Share A Story In A Poem contest.




Put your reader on the edge of their seat for our Horror Writing Contest.




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