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Rhyming Poetry Contest
Deadline: In 4 Days

Write A Script
Deadline: In 6 Days

ABC Poetry Contest
Deadline: Sep 30th

Haiku Poetry Contest
Deadline: Oct 6th

80 Word Flash Fiction
Deadline: Oct 8th


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Writing Contests

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.


Writing Prompt Contest
I voted
Write a flash fiction story beginning with the words "I voted - " You can continue the sentence as you wish. Beyond the opening lines there are no rules. Maximum word count is 500 words.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Naani Poem
Write a Naani poem. A Naani consists of 4 lines, the total lines consists of 20 to 25 syllables. See a Nanni example.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Supernatural Story
Write a supernatural story with a length of 300-400 words.
Use no music, animation, or words in picture. Use 1 color font with 1 picture (picture is optional). Dedication line may be added which won't count towards length of story. Author notes acceptable and may include 1 video (music acceptable).
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Write What Something Means To You
Write A Story in About 500 Words About What A Certain Word Means To You
Deadline: In 2 Days
A Pet's World
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: In 4 Days
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: In 4 Days
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 writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: In 6 Days
Childhood Memories
Write a story about your childhood memories that impacted your life, with a minimum of 500 words to a maximum of 2000 words.
Deadline: Sep 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: Sep 30th
SEP Horror 250 Words of Less
250 words or less (FS counter excluding title) on a haunted PLACE--any place, cave, cemetery, house--as long as the PLACE is the focus. Can be haunted by any entity (ghost, demon, mouse, etc.)
Deadline: Sep 30th


OCT Wk 1 - Horror 50 Words of Less
Horror in 50 words or less! Any topic for this bite-sized horror, but make it scary, creepy, or frightening. Word count measured from your computer, but hand count it. Title excluded from count.
Deadline: Oct 3rd
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 6th
80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Oct 8th
OCT Wk 2 - Horror 500 words or less
MONSTERS in 500 words or less. Any good story summoning a monster, whether it be a werewolf, zombie, monster, ghost, demon, etc. Word count measured from your computer, title excluded.
Deadline: Oct 10th
6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 11th
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 16th
OCT WK 3 - 300 words or less
Write a Children's Halloween Story in 300 words or less, for elementary school or lower. Title excluded from word count. Flash fiction, but any prose (creative nonfiction or poem acceptable).
Deadline: Oct 17th
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: Oct 20th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 24th
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: Oct 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: 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. The winner of this writing contest will take away 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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 31st


True Story Flash
Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. The winner of this writing contest will take away 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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Nov 4th
Haiku
Can you write a poem with only three lines? This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 10th
Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 25th
Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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? This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 5th
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: Dec 8th
My Faith Poetry
Share a poem that is about your faith or how faith has impacted your life. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 10th
Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a fantasy story. This writing contest rewards a 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 20th
Christmas Story
Share a story that somehow involves Christmas. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th
Christmas Poetry
Share a poem about Christmas. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 30th


20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 4th
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! Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 10th
A First Book Chapter
For this contest share the first chapter of your novel. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 17th
Science Fiction Writing
Write a science fiction story. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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 has 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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 for the winner of this writing contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 7th
Western Writing Contest
Write a western story. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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 has 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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 17th
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: You need to calm down. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 24th
Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. The winner of this writing contest will take away 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 winner of this poetry contest.
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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 has 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 31st


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Apr 9th
Future Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story that takes place in the future. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Apr 19th
100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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 winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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 writing contest rewards a 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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 12th
5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 17th
Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: May 20th





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 80 Word Flash Fiction.




Make your own rules for our No Rules 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 True Story Flash.




Make your own rules for our Free Verse Poem.




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




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




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




Make your own rules for our Free Form Poetry Contest.




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




Make your own rules for our Free Verse 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 Flash Fiction.




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