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One Line Poem
Deadline: In 2 Days

80 Word Flash Fiction
Deadline: Apr 5th

Rhyming Poem
Deadline: Apr 7th

Loop Poetry Contest
Deadline: Apr 12th

Haiku
Deadline: Apr 15th


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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
Joseph's Star
This poem has no rhyme, and is written according to syllable counts. Syllables are 1, 3, 5, 7, 7, 5, 3, and 1. The poem may be written on any subject, be center aligned, has no stanza limit, and should have complete statements in each line.
Deadline: Today!
Irish Whimsy
Write a story with Irish humor and folklore to entertain and make us smile.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Lightning and Pun-derstorm
Poetry contest, 4 to 40 lines, any form or meter, use at least 1 pun
Deadline: In 2 Days
Did You See That?
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: In 2 Days
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: In 2 Days


80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 5th
The Appeal of Books
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 6th
Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 7th
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: Apr 12th
A Phoneme Challenge
Write a story incorporating phonemes into it, for example, the final /ck/ sound as in the work pack, the short /o/ sound as in of or ox, or the /^/ sound (think of the word "uh") in lug or monkey.
Deadline: Apr 12th
Calling Poetic Script Writers!
Write a short, humorous script in rhyming verse. Cast of Characters, Scene descriptions and Stage directions are exempt from the rhyming.
Deadline: Apr 13th
Haiku
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: Apr 15th
Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Apr 20th
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: Apr 24th
20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Apr 26th
Altered Carbon
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 26th
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: Apr 29th
Biography of famous people
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 30th
Wedding
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 30th
honeymoon
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Apr 30th


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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 7th
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: May 9th
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: May 11th
Twin Soul Soulmate
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: May 12th
5-7-5 Poetry
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: May 13th
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 16th
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: May 21st
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
Twenty Short Story Contest
Who is twenty? Where did that nick name come from. Tell us a story about your character twenty. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: May 26th
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: May 30th


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: Jun 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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jun 8th
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: Jun 14th
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: Jun 16th
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: Jun 20th
20 Line Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 lines. Any format. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 26th
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: Jun 30th


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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jul 3rd
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: Jul 6th
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: Jul 10th
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: Give me twenty. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Jul 15th
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 19th
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: Jul 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: Jul 27th
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: Jul 31st


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 3rd
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: Aug 6th
Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Write a flash fiction story that includes a detective or police officer showing up at your front door. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 10th
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: Aug 14th
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: Aug 19th
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Aug 23rd
Domestic romance
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 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? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Aug 31st


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: Sep 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 10th
100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 15th
6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 18th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 22nd
Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 24th
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: Sep 28th


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 2nd
20 Word Poem
Write a poem with only 20 words. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 15th





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.




Write a poem for our Take A Photo Poetry.




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.




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.




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




Make your own rules for our Free Verse Poetry Contest.




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




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




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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