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Shadows Of The Night
Remember the show Dark Shadows? It featured many creepy elements. Pick one of the following characters and write a 300 - 700 word spooky story about them: Barnabas the Vampire, Quentin the Werewolf, Angelique the Witch, Adam the Frankenstein Monster, or Magda the Gypsy. For more information watch this video.
Deadline: Today!


~ Supernatural Story ~
Write a supernatural story
Make it scary or even gory
Stop the hesitation
Just join up now
Show us all how
Pick up your pen
Begin
Deadline: Today!


Storm Approaches
Write a short story where a storm is approaching. Minimum length 700 words. Maximum Length 4,000 words.
Deadline: Today!


What is Love?
Write a free verse poem. Free verse is a form of poetry that does not necessarily follow to any specific meter patterns, rhyme, or any other pattern. Free verse, despite its freedom, often still has some elements of form. Most free verse does observe a convention of lines and structure. No rhyming patterns.
Deadline: Today!


~ Supernatural Story ~

Read All Rules
~Fiction story~

Compose a Fictional Supernatural story of 500 words or less in length. Use 1 color font with 1 picture that has NO words, music, or animation (picture is optional). Author notes acceptable and may include 1 video with music. Dedication line may be included which doesn't count towards word length.


Deadline: Today!


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: In 2 Days


No Rules Poetry Contest
No rules! Write any type of poem from rhyming to free form. You decide how to write your poem. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: In 6 Days


OCT WK 4 - Fav Halloween Memory
YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN MEMORY. It could be as a child or as an adult. Share with us something that warms the heart and chills the spine. Fiction/creative non-fiction. No word count.
Deadline: In 6 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: Oct 28th


To Tell the Truth
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 28th


OCT - Halloween's Scariest <500 wds
Scariest story. Any ghost, demon, gore, place, or real person allowed. 500 words or less, measured from MS word, title excluded. Flash fiction, but creative non-fiction acceptable. No poem/script
Deadline: Oct 31st


Halloween Story
Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween writing contest. The story can should have a Halloween theme. 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 31st


Thank You Haiku
This is a topic based contest. Write a 5-7-5 poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 31st




Fortunately
Fortunately one day, Ned got a letter that said, "Please Come to a Surprise Party." But unfortunately the party was in Florida and he was in New York. Fortunately, a friend loaned him an airplane. Unfortunately the motor exploded. Fortunately there was a parachute in the airplane. Unfortunately there was a hole in the parachute...
--> and thus begins a unique tale where good fortune follows bad, keeping readers on the edge of their seats.

Now it's your turn. Create an entertaining, CLEAN children's story following the same format - and keep it under 200 words.
Deadline: Nov 1st


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: Nov 2nd


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


It's NOT an Acrostic Poem
Want to be on the cutting edge of a new poetry form?

Enter the "It's NOT an Acrostic Poem" Contest.

Write a poem according to the rules, submit it, and help SMASH52 pave her way poetry paradise.
Deadline: Nov 4th


Haiku
Can you write a poem with only three lines? Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Nov 10th


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


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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 25th


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




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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 2nd


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: Dec 5th


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Dec 8th


My Faith Poetry
Share a poem that is about your faith or how faith has impacted your life. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 10th


Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a fantasy story. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Dec 14th


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: Dec 17th


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: Dec 20th


Christmas Story
Share a story that somehow involves Christmas. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th


Christmas Poetry
Share a poem about Christmas. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 25th


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: Dec 30th




80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 3rd


20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jan 5th


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: Jan 7th


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: Jan 10th


A First Book Chapter
For this contest share the first chapter of your novel. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 13th


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 17th


Science Fiction Writing
Write a science fiction story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 22nd


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: Jan 26th


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: Jan 29th




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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Feb 5th


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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 10th


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


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 17th


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


Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 28th




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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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 for the winning entry.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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 for the winning entry.
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 31st




Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Write for this contest and 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Apr 19th


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: 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 to this poetry contest winner.
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. This contest has a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 17th


Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 20th


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


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 30th




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. Write for this contest and 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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? Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 15th


6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 26th




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