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The Mind's Eye
Write a story about a psychic who helps solve a crime or predicts a future event that occurs. Minimum word count: 300. Maximum word count: 700.
Deadline: Today!


" Danger"
Write a true, short story about a dangerous situation you put yourself in. There is no
word count, just make it interesting.
Deadline: Today!


Supernatural - Free Verse
~*~ SUPERNATURAL FREE VERSE ~*~
[category is supernatural]

Write a FREE VERSE that incorporates Supernatural in some way.

~*~ FREE VERSE ~*~
Read/Follow ALL rules--announcement may not display all ~ look on contest page

1. LENGTH ~ minimum 12 lines / maximum 25 lines
***Write the Number of Lines in Author Notes***
2. No end rhyme pattern, but internal rhyming is acceptable
3. Author notes acceptable / 1 video may be in author notes 
4. Dedication Line acceptable ~ doesn't count toward total line count
5. 1 color font / 1 picture with text of poem ~ no animated images or music
6. No warnings acceptable 
7. At least 2 entries must be entered before voting booth opens
8. Authors MAY CHOOSE THEIR OWN ARTWORK, if used
9. Category is SUPERNATURAL [do not use God/Jesus as theme.]

Deadline: In 2 Days


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: In 3 Days


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 10th


Create an Eponym
Create a new eponym (word based on a name) based on a person in modern history. In 500 words or less, describe the person and then tell us what that new word means and how to use it.
Deadline: Aug 13th


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


Story of the Month
Each month a vote determines the Story of the Month. All stories posted during the month are automatically considered.
Deadline: Aug 16th


Poem of the Month
Each month one poem is selected to be the Poem of the Month. A public vote determines the winner. All poems posted during the month are automatically considered.
Deadline: Aug 16th


Dreams
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem about a dream you recently had.
Deadline: Aug 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 for the winning entry.
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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 20th


Book of the Month
Each month one book chapter is selected to be the Book of the Month. A public vote determines the winner. All books posted during the month are automatically considered for this contest.
Deadline: Aug 26th


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 rewards a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 28th


Write Me a Triathlon
A single themed trilogy formed of three linked posts: fictional story (500-5000 words), poem, script (no length restriction).
Deadline: Aug 31st


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
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 winning entry.
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 winning entry.
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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 11th


5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 15th


Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 18th


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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 to the winner.
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 rewards 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 6th


80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 8th


6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 20th


One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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 contest has 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 31st




True Story Flash
Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Nov 4th


Haiku
Can you write a poem with only three lines? Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Nov 10th


Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. This contest has a cash prize.
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Nov 25th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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 rewards 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 5th


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. This contest has 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 rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 10th


Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a fantasy story. This contest has 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 rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 20th


Christmas Story
Share a story that somehow involves Christmas. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Dec 25th


Christmas Poetry
Share a poem about Christmas. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 30th




20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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! 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jan 10th


A First Book Chapter
For this contest share the first chapter of your novel. This contest has a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 17th


Science Fiction Writing
Write a science fiction story. Write for this contest and 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 to this poetry contest winner.
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 to this poetry contest winner.
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. This contest has 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 winning entry.
Deadline: Feb 7th


Western Writing Contest
Write a western story. This contest has a cash prize.
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Feb 17th


This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: You need to calm down. Cash prize to the winner.
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 rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 24th


Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 28th




Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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 winning entry.
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. 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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 27th




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