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New Identity
After wishing you could be someone else, you wake up as that person. Who are you and what will you do?
Deadline: Tomorrow!


Reborn Phoenix
Write a story about a character who has a deja vu experience. He or she must recall a previous life.
Deadline: Tomorrow!


Biblical Character
Write about an incident in which your character was involved and how you perceive their thoughts regarding the situation.
Deadline: In 3 Days


Unexpected Mail
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: In 4 Days


One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: In 4 Days


Something you overcame in your past
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
The topic for this poetry contest is: "Something that you overcame from your past and how you overcame it"

Deadline: In 5 Days


Rhyming Poem
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement which is the influence of music
Deadline: Apr 25th


20 Word Poem
Write a poem with only 20 words. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Apr 25th


New Arrival 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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 28th




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 winning entry.
Deadline: May 5th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 7th


True Story Flash
Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 9th


My Faith
Share a poem that is about your faith or how faith has impacted your life. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 10th


Child Abuse
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: May 14th


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? Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 16th


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 18th


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: May 21st


20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 27th


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: May 31st




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! Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 2nd


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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jun 6th


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 winning entry.
Deadline: Jun 12th


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 poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 14th


This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: I put on my mask and entered the building. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 16th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 24th


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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jun 26th


Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 29th


cheating lover/spouse
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jun 30th




Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 3rd


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 9th


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 contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 12th


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 16th


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 winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 30th




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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 6th


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 10th


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


Future Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story that takes place in the future. 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 winning entry.
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


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




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. Cash prize to the winner.
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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 18th


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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. This contest has a cash prize.
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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 8th


6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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




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 this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 4th


Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 20th




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