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The Men (or women) who love me
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Today!


Hawaii getaway
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Today!


I Imagine
Write a poem that begins with the words "I Imagine" Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Today!


"Embarrassed" a loop poem
Following the rules of a loop poem, write a humorous poem about your most embarrassing moment.
Deadline: Today!


Soulbound
Soulbound contrary to what people think can either mean a love for an item or soul bound for your love, write a story real or fiction about two people falling in love and an epic tellanovella romance.
Deadline: Today!


Narnia
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Tomorrow!


Two Children
Write a story about: Two children are sitting on a bench. One looks up and says...
Deadline: Today!


Back Seat Driver
The topic for this writing contest is: Back Seat Driver
Deadline: Today!


Spooks have a sense of humor too!
Write a story (No word limit), choose one of these classic TV show -- The Munsters, the Adams Family or Bewitched. The issue is there have been some strange things happening at the kid's school. Such as items disappearing, children levitating to name just a couple of things.
You are there on behalf of the school to find out what's going on, and if the kids of the family your visiting is involved.
Deadline: Today!


My First Job
Your first job was probably a one to remember. Provide a story when you were on the job for the very first time.
Deadline: In 2 Days


A Deep Secret
The topic for this writing contest is: a deep secret. Share a story based on the topic.
Deadline: In 2 Days


Someone Else
You (or your character) wakes up and are someone different.
Deadline: In 2 Days


I Am Not Perfect
Write a poem about a flaw that you see in yourself.
Deadline: In 3 Days


A Door
Write a story that somehow includes the sentence: He had never noticed a door there before. Do not change the sentence.
Deadline: In 3 Days


The life of a....
Write a poem adout "the life of a..." something, anything, person, place, or thing. Be creative! Any style of poem.
Deadline: In 3 Days


Quick action scene
Write an action scene using a word count of under 500. Envision 007 and other crime scenes. Have a lot of fun. :)
Deadline: In 3 Days


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: In 4 Days


Faith Flash
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: In 5 Days


A Disappearance
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. A disappearance - something in your life that disappeared - a child, a letter, a piece of jewelry, etc
Deadline: In 5 Days




Footprints
Write one chapter in a seven chapter book (no limit on length of chapter; however, it must be no shorter then 500 words. No sexual content, please.).


Deadline: Jul 1st


We, The People
This contest is topic-based and should be written as if you have been given the opportunity to represent the American people in voicing some major concerns of the Nation.
Deadline: Jul 2nd


5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 3rd


Pretend You Were There
Place yourself in an historical event and write a biographical story about your youth and your involvement in this event.
Deadline: Jul 5th


Short Story Time Travel Challenge
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Jul 7th


Difficult Gift to Bear
You fall ill, nearly die, and, upon recovery, discover having been blessed with a spiritual gift. You are able to detect when something bad will happen to someone. How do you deal with this gift.
Deadline: Jul 7th


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: Jul 7th


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 8th


Everyone's Wrong About Science
Asking for strange and unheard of theories about why everybody's been looking at science all wrong.
Deadline: Jul 10th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 10th


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 15th


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: Jul 20th


To Arms, to arms
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jul 24th


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 25th


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: Jul 30th


Halloween romance
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jul 31st


Romantic Getaway
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jul 31st




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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 3rd


My Home Town
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Write about the history surrounding your town/city. Include historical notes.
Deadline: Aug 4th


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 4th


Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 5th


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 6th


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: Aug 10th


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. This contest has a cash prize. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 13th


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: Aug 17th


Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 21st


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 25th


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 28th


Snorkeling
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 31st


first date
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 31st




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: Sep 2nd


Romance Writing Contest
Write a story the brings two people together, two people who don't necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 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 rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 8th


Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 12th


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: Sep 16th


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: Sep 20th


A Strange Summer Night
Write a story about a summer night in which something otherworldly or fantastical happens at a certain time.
Deadline: Sep 20th


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: Sep 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: Sep 28th


Summoner
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 30th




150 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 3rd


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: Oct 9th


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: Oct 14th


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 rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 16th


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: Oct 20th


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: Oct 24th


This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: Time travel isn't supposed to be possible. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 28th




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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 2nd


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 6th


Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize to the winner.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 30th




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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 15th




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