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2-4-4-12
Write a poem that has the following syllable count. First line has two syllables, second and third line have four syllables, the final line has 12 syllables.
Deadline: Today!


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


I've Met Too Many Flakes
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Tomorrow!


Family
Write a poem on the topic of family.
Deadline: In 2 Days


The Soundtrack of Your Life
Music is a big part of living. We all listen to it. We have opinions. Write a story about music in your life. Be creative, have fun, sing, play, dance, and tells us the story.
Deadline: In 2 Days


True Story Flash
Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: In 5 Days


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 14th


A Valentine For Animals
A Valentine's Day poetry contest
tribute to our pets. The poetry
form choices can be free verse,
light verse, rhyme, or any kind of
sonnet. No word count limit. It
can be serious or humorous.

Deadline: Feb 14th


Write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets
See contest announcement for details
Deadline: Feb 16th


Write A Script
A screenplay can bring a scene alive with just a little direction and words. Now is your chance to write your own script. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Feb 17th


Heartbreaker's Fitting End
Write a funny story, 700 words or less, that describes how a heartbreaker realizes his/her hurtful ways.
Deadline: Feb 17th


What's the Harm in That?
This is a topic-based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement.

What is the Harm in that? What happens when things don't go as planned?
Deadline: Feb 18th


Neighbor from Hell
Write a piece about a bad neighbor (fiction or nonfiction). Any genre. 200-2000 words
Deadline: Feb 19th


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: Feb 24th


Short(ish) Story Contest
This contest is for longer short stories. Entries must be in the 3,000 to 10,000 word range and should be standalone stories--not chapters of a book.
Deadline: Feb 28th


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: Feb 28th




Dear God
Write to God expressing your most pressing concerns and/or questions believing with all your heart and soul, that He will receive, read and answer you. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 3rd


Planet of the ...What?
Planet of the What? Write your take on 'The Planet of the Apes', except with NO APES. What takes over, how and why? FICTION only. Minimum 1000 words.
Deadline: Mar 5th


The Lottery
The Lottery. Write a piece of SPECULATIVE FICTION about a future lottery where money and material goods are not the prizes. Stretch your imagination and create a brave new world. Minimum 1000 words.
Deadline: Mar 5th


Write A Rant
Got something that bugs you? It is your turn to rant! Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Mar 8th


6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 10th


Cinquain Poetry
A cinquain poem is a five line poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 15th


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 21st


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Mar 26th


Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Mar 28th




One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 2nd


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. This contest has a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 9th


Sci Fi or Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a science fiction or fantasy story. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Apr 12th


Haiku
Can you write a poem with only three lines? Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Apr 15th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 20th


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? This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 1st


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: May 6th


Betrayal Poetry Contest
Write a poem in any form or style with betrayal as the central theme. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 10th


Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a fantasy story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: May 13th


What Is Love Poetry
Write a free verse poem about love. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 18th


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 22nd


80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: May 26th


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: May 30th




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 3rd


Share Your Story
Write about an event in your life. Share your story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 5th


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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jun 8th


20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 14th


This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: The house was empty. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jun 16th


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: Jun 18th


A First Book Chapter
For this contest share the first chapter of your novel. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 22nd


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: Jun 24th


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 nine syllables. The second line has eight syllables and the third line has seven. This continues until your final line which has one syllable. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 30th




Romance Writing Contest
Write a romance story. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jul 3rd


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: Jul 7th


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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 8th


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: Jul 11th


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: Jul 15th


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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 19th


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: Jul 22nd


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: Jul 26th


Western Writing Contest
Write a western story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 31st




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: Aug 1st


Faith Flash
Write what faith means to you. How faith impacts your life. What God means to you. This is flash! So share it with exactly 300 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 3rd


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: Aug 6th


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 9th


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


Minute Poetry Contest
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: Aug 17th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 22nd


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: Aug 26th


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 30th




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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 1st


What do you like best about a Man
Write a poem about what you like best about a man. What makes him the one? This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 3rd


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: Sep 7th


The Storm Writing Contest
Write a story where the main character is caught in a storm or somehow trapped because of a storm. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: Sep 14th


Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 17th


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. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 15 syllables total. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 20th


What do you like best about a Woman?
Write a poem about what you like best about a woman. Why is she the one? Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 24th


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: Sep 27th




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: Oct 1st


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: Oct 6th


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: Oct 11th


Temptation Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any style or length that deals with any aspect of the topic temptation. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 16th




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