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Surprise Poem FS Friends
The topic for this poetry contest is: ENTER TOPIC.

Write a poem that somehow incorporates the topic. The poem does not have to be specifically about the topic and creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.
Deadline: Today!


Focus on the Family
New contest series!
EPISODE 1: Chucky goes on a pilgrimage to Planned Parenthood. Prose or script, 200-2000 words. See contest details for more...
Deadline: Today!


50 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story that is a dribble. That's 50 words. Title not included in count.
Deadline: Today!


My First Latvian Daina
1-5 Dainas requested. Any subject, just respect form (see Pantygynt's 1st Aug post). All entries will be reviewed by Pantygynt+organiser. Changes welcome up to deadline. Posted a Daina already? Barred
Deadline: Tomorrow!


What Would You Say If Dead
I wrote this piece and couldn't find a home so; I created my own. Join me.
Deadline: In 2 Days


Use These Words
Write a poem that incorporates these words

Magic

Shine

Excited

Adventure

Begin


Deadline: In 2 Days


Ghosts or Spirits?
Write a Supernatural story of your visit to a site with reported alleged spirits or ghosts. Word count 500-550 / Black font only /Keep it G rated--suitable for children
Deadline: In 2 Days


Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a fantasy story. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: In 3 Days


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 22nd


My Best High School Memory
What is your best memory from high school?
Deadline: Aug 24th


If I Were in Charge of the World
This is a topic-based contest. If I were in Charge of the World, how would I solve the world's problems? Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 25th


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 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? This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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


If You Were An Artist...
You are challenged to write a poem or short story (500 words or less) that somehow incorporates an art form that you would participate in if you could.
Deadline: Sep 10th


20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. Cash prize for the winning entry.
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. This contest has 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. This contest has a cash prize.
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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 28th




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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 4th


Science Fiction Writing
Write a science fiction story. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 5th


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: Oct 10th


This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: I'm glad you made it. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 14th


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: Oct 16th


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: Oct 18th


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: Oct 20th


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


Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 27th


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: Oct 31st




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: Nov 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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 12th


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: Nov 16th


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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Nov 22nd


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: Nov 26th


Western Writing Contest
Write a western story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 29th




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: Dec 5th


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: Dec 10th


Faith Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story that somehow incorporates your faith or thoughts about how faith guides us in our daily life. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 12th


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: Dec 15th


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: Dec 22nd


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 31st




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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 2nd


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: Jan 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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 7th


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 8th


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: Jan 10th


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: Jan 17th


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: Jan 21st


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: Jan 25th


Alone Writing Contest
Write a story where the main character is alone. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 29th




Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 4th


Children's Poetry Contest
Can you write a poem that brings a smile to a child? Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Feb 7th


True Story Flash
Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 12th


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: Feb 14th


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


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: 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


Write A Rant
Got something that bugs you? It is your turn to rant! Write for this contest and a cash prize.
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 to this poetry contest winner.
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Apr 2nd


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


Sci Fi or Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a science fiction or fantasy story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 12th


Haiku
Can you write a poem with only three lines? This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 15th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 6th


Betrayal Poetry Contest
Write a poem in any form or style with betrayal as the central theme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 10th




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