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Bad Puns
Write a short conversation, or scenario, using the worst, most ridiculous, use of a pun or cliche imaginable.
Deadline: Today!


Write A Modern Fable
Write a short fable-like story where the last sentence starts with: "And the moral of the story is". This can be on any subject, true or fictional, and can be in any voice, as long as the moral is stated in the last line. A new twist on an old fable is also allowed. Be creative and have fun! Maximum word count: 300
Deadline: Today!


Passionate Love in Black and White
Write a passionate love poem, any style, any length. Try to make us feel the heat and passion of your lovers without being vulgar or blatant. It has to be clean enough so you don't need to put any warnings on your poem.
Deadline: Today!


An 8-6 poem
First you need to pick one word of one syllable. The first line, which is 8 syllables does not need to rhyme, but set the premise for the second line. The second line fulfills the premise and the last one syllable word must rhyme with others. You can write as many lines as you want. Example
Line 1 Why in the world did god decide? 8 syllables.
Line 2 That we all needed lips. 6 syllables.
All line 2s must rhyme.
Deadline: Today!


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


A Nod to Poe
Keeping Edgar Allan Poe in mind, create a poem of any style and any length that describes the nature of a creature or animal. The description can be real or imagined, but should evoke horror or suspense or mystery.
Deadline: In 2 Days


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: In 2 Days


Disguised
Write a story where one of the characters is in a disguise.
Deadline: In 3 Days


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: In 6 Days


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


My Faith
Share a poem that is about your faith or how faith has impacted your life. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 30th


Halloween Flash Fiction
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. Write for this contest and 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 winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 31st




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: Nov 2nd


Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 4th


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: Nov 8th


20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 13th


Future archeologists
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Nov 14th


A Ghost Story
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Nov 15th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 18th


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: Nov 23rd


Prison Break
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Nov 28th


Ode to You (yes, YOU!)
Write a love poem to yourself (in second or third person) looking at yourself through the eyes of someone who truly loves and accepts you.
Deadline: Nov 28th


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


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: Nov 30th


The Language of flower
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Nov 30th




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: Dec 2nd


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 poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 4th


Life, Death, and Leadership
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Your character and others are trapped in a dangerous situation. Your character becomes the leader.
Deadline: Dec 6th


True Story Flash
Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Dec 7th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 10th


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 12th


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: Dec 14th


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: Dec 16th


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: Dec 21st


Christmas Poetry
Share a poem about Christmas. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Dec 25th


Christmas Story
Share a story that somehow involves Christmas. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th


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: Dec 31st




This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: It's happening tonight. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 2nd


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: Jan 5th


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: Jan 10th


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: Jan 15th


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: Jan 20th


Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 22nd


20 Line Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 lines. Any format. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jan 26th


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: Jan 30th


Hate to love
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jan 30th




Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Feb 1st


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: Feb 5th


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: Feb 10th


Future Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story that takes place in the future. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Feb 12th


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: Feb 16th


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: Feb 18th


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: Feb 22nd


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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 24th


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 rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 28th




100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 1st


5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 5th


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 10th


Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 12th


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: Mar 15th


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: Mar 17th


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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 21st


80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 25th


6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 27th




Cinquain Poetry
A cinquain poem is a five line poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Apr 1st


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: Apr 5th


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: Apr 10th


One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Apr 15th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 17th


20 Word Poem
Write a poem with only 20 words. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 22nd


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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 28th




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