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Pop goes the Weasel
For one day, you will embody whatever animal you ate last (in real life). You will then off yourself in a manner intended to create the most interesting dining experience for the person who consumes you. Tell us how it goes.
Deadline: Today!


Science Fiction Writing
Write a science fiction story. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Today!


Two women sit at a deserted bar
Write a story using the premise two woman sit at an otherwise deserted bar. They share a secret. They strike up a friendship.
Deadline: Today!


Someone Else
You (or your character) wakes up and are someone different.
Deadline: Today!


This Is My Life!
Write a poem, short piece of fiction, or an essay about your philosophy of life. No more than 1000 words.
Deadline: Today!


A Sonnet
Write a fourteen-line rhyming poem that sings. A Sonnet
You can choice the type Petrarchan, Shakespearean (English), Spenserian, Miltonic or Modern. Or be creative.
The requirement:
1) A 14-line rhyming poem.
2) A set rhyming pattern
3) A set metering/syllable count.
4) Any single subject.
See Poetry Dance and other websites for great examples.

In your author notes, please identify your rhyming pattern and what metering you used. (Note: the metering pattern does not need to be the same for every line) See modern sonnets for examples such as Maya Angelou's Harlem Hopscotch
Deadline: Today!


Moderna Madness
The latest Moderna booster causes excitement when it turns out to do more than was advertised
Deadline: Tomorrow!


~ Family ~ fiction story
~ Family ~ (fiction)
Write a fiction story with Humans as the subject ~Read all rules!
minimum word count 500/maximum word count 550/black font only
No vulgar words, sexual terms, murder, ghosts, time travel, or profanity
No references to political figures, parties/innuendos/references, past or present, or ideas such as Marxism
No Christmas stories/Valentine's Day or adoption/birth of children, or a human in the hospital/hospice care with little time to live
No writing, animation, music included with one picture allowed

Deadline: Today!


Story about A Family
~ Family ~ non fiction
Read definition of 'family' before entering this contest.
This definition will be enforced in this contest.

from dictionary.com
family

a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not:
the traditional family.
a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for:
a single-parent family.
the children of one person or one couple collectively:
~~~~~~~
Write a nonfiction story with a Human family as the subject ~Read all rules!
minimum word count 450/maximum word count 500/black font only
No vulgar words, sexual terms, murder, ghosts/spirits/paranormal, time travel, or profanity
No references to political figures, parties/innuendos/references, past or present, or ideas such as Marxism
No Christmas stories/Valentine's Day or adoption/birth of children, or a human in the hospital/hospice care with little time to live
No writing, animation, music included with one picture allowed
Deadline: Today!


Rhyming contest
Please write a rhyming poem. aabb
Deadline: Today!


33 Word Spiritual Fiction
33 Word Spiritual Fiction
Deadline: In 2 Days


Faith
Write a story or essay about faith.
Deadline: In 3 Days


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: In 4 Days


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


Pictures
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Jan 29th


Join Seaworld, see the world!
Highly intelligent shape changing zombies, intent on world domination, have infiltrated species X at Seaworld. (X is an animal of your choice). 200-2000 words
Deadline: Jan 30th




Left alone in the forest
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Feb 1st


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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 5th


Wrong Date
G.I Joe and Jihadi Joe are dating identical twins who went down different life paths. A week before Valentine's Day, the first mixup occurs. (Continued in part 2 on Feb 6). 200-2000 words
Deadline: Feb 6th


Let's Enjoy the Differences
This is a topic based contest. Write a story or script based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Feb 7th


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: Feb 7th


Western Writing Contest
Write a western story. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Feb 10th


Christian Science Fair
Christian scientists sponsor a science fair contest for kids that does not go according to plan. 200-2000 words
Deadline: Feb 13th


Free Form 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: Feb 15th


Valentine Poem
Write a love poem that has 20 syllables total. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 15th


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


Battle of the Presidents
All former US Presidents have come back to life. Congress has dictated that the next President will be the last man standing in a battle to the death amongst the 46 contenders. 300-3000 words
Deadline: Feb 20th


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


Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Feb 28th




BEST DAY EVER
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. What was your best day ever?
Deadline: Mar 1st


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


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: Mar 31st




Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Apr 9th


Future Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story that takes place in the future. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 13th


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: Apr 19th


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 25th


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: Apr 30th




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: May 5th


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: May 8th


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: May 12th


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: May 17th


Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: May 20th


Children's Poetry Contest
Can you write a poem that brings a smile to a child? This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 24th


True Story Flash
Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: May 27th


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 30th




Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jun 3rd


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: Jun 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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 11th


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: Jun 15th


6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 22nd


Cinquain Poetry
A cinquain poem is a five line poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 26th


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: Jun 30th




No Rules Poetry Contest
No rules! Write any type of poem from rhyming to free form. You decide how to write your poem. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 3rd


One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 7th


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: Jul 13th


Haiku
Can you write a poem with only three lines? This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 19th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 23rd


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? Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 26th


Haiku Poetry Contest
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: Jul 31st




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: Aug 5th


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


My Faith Poetry
Share a poem that is about your faith or how faith has impacted your life. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 13th


Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a fantasy story. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 17th


Free Verse Poem
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: Aug 22nd


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: Aug 26th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 31st




80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 5th


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


Share Your Story
A memoir gives us the ability to write about our life. You can make sense of a life or part of that life. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Sep 20th


A First Book Chapter
For this contest share the first chapter of your novel. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 28th




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