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Sickness Flash Fiction - 50 words
Write a 50 word flash fiction story about sickness or someone who is sick. Any genre is acceptable. Exactly 50 words.
Deadline: Today!


What If?
Write a fictional prose piece of at least 1000 words taking a famous world event and changing the outcome. What is the new outcome? How did the new outcome affect the world?

What if the Allies had LOST World War II? What if Lincoln or Kennedy had survived their assassinations? What if George Wallace had become President? What if Castro was unable to seize power in Cuba? What if the U.S. had won the Vietnam War? Korea? What if England had quelled the American Revolution? Well, the list is endless ?

Deadline: Tomorrow!


The Green house in the Swamp
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Tomorrow!


Cacophony Poem
Write a Cacophony poem of between four and 12 lines. This type of poetry uses harsh, discordant, and jarring words, to make the reader imagine noise. Any subject, but keep it clean.
Deadline: Today!


Zebra
Hi friends,
Let's dedicate a short poem to this black and white animal called ZEBRA.
Your choices are:
2-4-2 Syllables
Or
3-5-3 Syllables
OR
5-7-5 Syllables
Or
5-7-5-7-7 Syllables
( Choose any one format👆)

Deadline: Today!


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 rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: In 2 Days


Dialogue Only Prompt
Write a story using only dialogue. No narration, descriptions, or sentence tags. Maximum word count: 1,000
Deadline: In 2 Days


Wedding and a Cat? Flash Fiction
Write a 150 word flash fiction story that in some way incorporates both a wedding and a cat. The extent to which each of these is a part of your story is up to you, but at the very least, each must be mentioned in your story. Any genre is acceptable.
Deadline: In 2 Days


Found It
Write a story where your character found something that impacts his or her life. Maximum word count: 2,000 words.
Deadline: In 3 Days


The Life He Almost Lived
Many people talk about what they wanted to do with their lives... what they should have done, the lives they almost lived. Write a poem that captures this.
Deadline: In 3 Days


I didn't do it!!
Write about an incident (fiction or non-fiction) where the main character of the story is accused of something - and they just didn't do it.

PROSE ONLY - minimum word count: 750
Deadline: In 4 Days


OH, if Only I could be there
This is a topic based contest on the topic provided in the the announcement. You are watching TV, or at the movies, you see something that gets you so deeply involved that you scream Lord, put me in .
Deadline: In 4 Days


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 winning entry.
Deadline: In 4 Days


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: In 5 Days


An Epic Star Trek Tale
Write your best Star Trek Story of at least 1000 words using any known Star Trek characters from existing franchises.
Deadline: In 5 Days


Narnia
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 6 Days


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 winning entry.
Deadline: In 6 Days


War
An interesting story about war or a battle with good discerption in the battle and conflicts that the main character will face throughout the story. Do not be afraid to put gritty and gory details.
Deadline: Oct 30th


Halloween Tanka
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. The entry must be a Tanka. Must incorporate Halloween. One group of alliterations are allowed.
Deadline: Oct 30th


Halloween Poetry Contest
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 rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 31st


How does the world end?
See that? World just ended. What just happened?
Deadline: Oct 31st


Become a Dr. Frankenstein
You are challenged to create a post that incorporates creating the artwork by you while utilizing sound( not required, but suggested). Write a 5/7/5, Haiku, or Senryu that best describes your post.
Deadline: Oct 31st




In The Beginning...
Start your story with a bang. Hook the reader from the outset. Create two story openings between 200-500 words each. That?s it.

Prose Fiction only. Min 400 words. Max 1000 words. Plain black text. Standard font. One picture.
Deadline: Nov 1st


Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 1st


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: Nov 2nd


This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: Time travel isn't supposed to be possible. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 4th


Halloween Horror Writing
Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween writing contest. The story can have a Halloween theme or you can use your imagination to create a story that will put your readers on edge. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 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 winning entry.
Deadline: Nov 6th


The Flying penis
This is a topic based contest. Write a story about an unattached penis flying through the air.
Deadline: Nov 8th


Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 10th


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: Nov 15th


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 20th


Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Write a flash fiction story that takes place during a hot summer night. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 30th




I Can't
Write a poem that begins with the words "I can'tt" Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 3rd


Tanka Poetry Contest
For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem. Tanka is a form of poetry with a specific syllable count. See the announcement for an example. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Dec 10th


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: Dec 15th


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: Dec 17th


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: Dec 22nd


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 30th


Alternate universe soulmate
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 31st




100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 4th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 8th


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 12th


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: Jan 15th


Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jan 18th


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: Jan 23rd


Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 26th


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: Jan 30th




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 winning entry.
Deadline: Feb 5th


Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 10th


100 Word Writing Contest
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 11th


20 Syllable Poem
For this contest you are to write a short poem. The poem should have exactly 20 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 20 syllables total. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 17th


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 21st


Honeymoon
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Feb 28th


5-7-5 Poetry
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: Feb 28th




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: Mar 3rd


Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 8th


Cinquain Poetry
Write an "Cinquain" poem for this contest. A cinquain poem is a poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Mar 12th


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 rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 17th


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Mar 24th


One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Mar 30th




75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: May 20th


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: May 25th


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: May 30th




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: Jun 3rd


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 contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 6th




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