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Minute
Deadline: Today!

Share Your Story
Deadline: In 4 Days

Four Line Poem
Deadline: Oct 25th

Haiku Poetry Contest
Deadline: Oct 27th

75 Words Flash Fiction
Deadline: Oct 28th


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We have an exciting poetry and writing contest lineup. The writing contests shown in bold offer cash prizes. All other contests were created by site members and offer a friendly competition for member dollar prize pools.


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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Found It
Write a story where your character found something that impacts his or her life. Maximum word count: 2,000 words.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Sexual Fantasy
A sexual fantasy, written with class.
Deadline: Today!
What Are The Odds
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
War
Write a story where a character is in war or is about to be in war. Fiction or non-fiction.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Disguised
Write a story where one of the characters is in a disguise.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Disco Inferno Poem
For all of you disco fans... Write a poem of any form or style in appreciation of the disco era. Burn baby, burn!
Deadline: In 3 Days
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! The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: In 4 Days
What If?
Write a fictional prose piece of at least 1000 words taking a famous world event and changing the outcome. What is the new outcome? How did the new outcome affect the world?

What if the Allies had LOST World War II? What if Lincoln or Kennedy had survived their assassinations? What if George Wallace had become President? What if Castro was unable to seize power in Cuba? What if the U.S. had won the Vietnam War? Korea? What if England had quelled the American Revolution? Well, the list is endless ?

Deadline: Oct 24th
The Green house in the Swamp
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 24th
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 25th
I didn't do it!!
Write about an incident (fiction or non-fiction) where the main character of the story is accused of something - and they just didn't do it.

PROSE ONLY - minimum word count: 750
Deadline: Oct 27th
OH, if Only I could be there
This is a topic based contest on the topic provided in the the announcement. You are watching TV, or at the movies, you see something that gets you so deeply involved that you scream Lord, put me in .
Deadline: Oct 27th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 27th
75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 28th
An Epic Star Trek Tale
Write your best Star Trek Story of at least 1000 words using any known Star Trek characters from existing franchises.
Deadline: Oct 28th
Narnia
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 29th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 29th
200-Word or Under Horror Flash Fic
Horror. Scary. Real.
Deadline: Oct 30th
War
An interesting story about war or a battle with good discerption in the battle and conflicts that the main character will face throughout the story. Do not be afraid to put gritty and gory details.
Deadline: Oct 30th
Halloween Tanka
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. The entry must be a Tanka. Must incorporate Halloween. One group of alliterations are allowed.
Deadline: Oct 30th
Halloween Poetry Contest
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 31st
How does the world end?
See that? World just ended. What just happened?
Deadline: Oct 31st
Become a Dr. Frankenstein
You are challenged to create a post that incorporates creating the artwork by you while utilizing sound( not required, but suggested). Write a 5/7/5, Haiku, or Senryu that best describes your post.
Deadline: Oct 31st


In The Beginning...
Start your story with a bang. Hook the reader from the outset. Create two story openings between 200-500 words each. That?s it.

Prose Fiction only. Min 400 words. Max 1000 words. Plain black text. Standard font. One picture.
Deadline: Nov 1st
Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Nov 1st
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 2nd
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: Time travel isn't supposed to be possible. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 4th
Halloween Horror Writing
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. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Nov 6th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 10th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Nov 15th
Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 20th
Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Write a flash fiction story that takes place during a hot summer night. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Nov 30th


I Can't
Write a poem that begins with the words "I can'tt" This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 3rd
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 10th
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 for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Dec 15th
5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 17th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 22nd
Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 30th
Alternate universe soulmate
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 31st


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 4th
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 8th
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 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. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 15th
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 18th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 23rd
Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 26th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 30th


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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 5th
Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 10th
100 Word Writing Contest
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Feb 11th
20 Syllable Poem
For this contest you are to write a short poem. The poem should have exactly 20 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 20 syllables total. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 17th
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 21st
5-7-5 Poetry
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 28th


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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 3rd
Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 8th
Cinquain Poetry
Write an "Cinquain" poem for this contest. A cinquain poem is a poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 12th
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 17th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 24th
One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 30th


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: May 20th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 25th
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 30th





Write about your life or a part of your life for the contest Share Your Story




We are looking for horror or thriller poetry for our Halloween Poetry Contest.




Make your own rules for our Free Verse Poetry Contest.




Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween Horror Writing.




Put your reader on the edge of their seat for our Horror Story Writing Contest.




Write a poem that incorporates the topic of faith for our Faith Poetry Contest.




Write a poem with a specific format for our Tanka Poetry Contest.




The challenge of flash fiction is to tell a complete story in which every word is absolutely essential. Write a story with a specific word count for our 100 Word Flash Fiction.




Write a poem that tells a story for our Share A Story In A Poem contest.




For our Nonet Poetry Contest contest we challenge you to write a poem that follows a specific format.




Challenge yourself for our ABC Poetry Contest.




The challenge of flash fiction is to tell a complete story in which every word is absolutely essential. Write a story with a specific word count for our Flash Fiction.




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