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OCT WK 3 - 300 words or less
Write a Children's Halloween Story in 300 words or less, for elementary school or lower. Title excluded from word count. Flash fiction, but any prose (creative nonfiction or poem acceptable).
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Political Senryu
Write a Political Senryu 5-7-5
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Shadows Of The Night
Remember the old spooky soap opera Dark Shadows? It featured ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, murder mysteries, etc. The central figure of the show was the sympathetic vampire Barnabas Collins. For this contest, write a 300 - 700 word creepy adventure story about your favorite Dark Shadows character and his or her friends. For more information watch this video.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
~ Supernatural Story ~
Write a supernatural story
Make it scary or even gory
Stop the hesitation
Just join up now
Show us all how
Pick up your pen
Begin
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Storm Approaches
Write a short story where a storm is approaching. Minimum length 700 words. Maximum Length 4,000 words.
Deadline: In 2 Days
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: In 3 Days
No Rules Poetry Contest
No rules! Write any type of poem from rhyming to free form. You decide how to write your poem. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 24th
OCT WK 4 - Fav Halloween Memory
YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN MEMORY. It could be as a child or as an adult. Share with us something that warms the heart and chills the spine. Fiction/creative non-fiction. No word count.
Deadline: Oct 24th
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
To Tell the Truth
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 28th
OCT - Halloween's Scariest <500 wds
Scariest story. Any ghost, demon, gore, place, or real person allowed. 500 words or less, measured from MS word, title excluded. Flash fiction, but creative non-fiction acceptable. No poem/script
Deadline: Oct 31st
Halloween Story
Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween writing contest. The story can should have a Halloween theme. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 31st


Fortunately
Fortunately one day, Ned got a letter that said, "Please Come to a Surprise Party." But unfortunately the party was in Florida and he was in New York. Fortunately, a friend loaned him an airplane. Unfortunately the motor exploded. Fortunately there was a parachute in the airplane. Unfortunately there was a hole in the parachute...
--> and thus begins a unique tale where good fortune follows bad, keeping readers on the edge of their seats.

Now it's your turn. Create an entertaining, CLEAN children's story following the same format - and keep it under 200 words.
Deadline: Nov 1st
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Nov 4th
It's NOT an Acrostic Poem
Want to be on the cutting edge of a new poetry form?

Enter the "It's NOT an Acrostic Poem" Contest.

Write a poem according to the rules, submit it, and help SMASH52 pave her way poetry paradise.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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? This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 17th
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: Dec 20th
Christmas Story
Share a story that somehow involves Christmas. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 30th


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: Jan 3rd
20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 5th
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 of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 10th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 15th
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 17th
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: You need to calm down. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 24th
Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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
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: Mar 19th
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: Mar 23rd
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: Mar 27th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 31st


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Apr 5th
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Apr 9th
Future Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story that takes place in the future. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 13th
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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 19th
100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Apr 25th
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: Apr 30th


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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 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 of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: May 8th
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: May 12th
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: May 17th
Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: May 20th
Children's Poetry Contest
Can you write a poem that brings a smile to a child? This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 24th
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Jun 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 11th
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: Jun 15th
6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jun 26th





Make your own rules for our No Rules 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 True Story Flash.




Make your own rules for our Free Verse Poem.




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.




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.




Make your own rules for our Free Form Poetry Contest.




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




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.




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