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Cinquain Poetry
Deadline: In 4 Days

3 Line Poetry Contest
Deadline: Sep 3rd

Love Poem Poetry Contest
Deadline: Sep 11th

One Line Poem
Deadline: Sep 13th

80 Word Flash Fiction
Deadline: Sep 16th


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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
Flash Non-Fiction
Write a flash non-fiction story that uses 150 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using exactly 150 words. The title does not count towards the word count. Online word processor is an estimate only. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. Enter for your chance at the winner take all prize.
Deadline: Today!
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: In 4 Days
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This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. First word, one syllable, 2nd word underneath first word, one syllable, third word underneath 2nd word, etc
Deadline: In 6 Days
Alternate Facts
Sign up for the competition. PM the organiser and you?ll be given a fact/belief to write about. The kicker? In the story, the fact/belief has to turn out not to be true! PROSE FICTION ONLY. MINIMUM 1500 WORDS.
Deadline: Aug 31st
Masterpiece Remastered
Take a famous and 'classic' poem of no less than ten lines, and no more than (around) twenty. The challenge is to re-write the piece in the same style...
Deadline: Aug 31st


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: Sep 3rd
War Poetry Contest
The poem can be about any war, but must not romanticize or glorify war. This is an antiwar poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 6th
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 11th
Naughty game
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 12th
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: Sep 13th
80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 16th
1-5-7 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 1 syllables. The second line has 5 syllables. The third line has 7 syllables. Write about anything. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 20th
Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 24th
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: Sep 28th
Soulmate
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 30th


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: Oct 3rd
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: Oct 6th
Take A Walk 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: Oct 12th
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: Oct 16th
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: Oct 20th
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: Oct 25th
Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 30th


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: Nov 3rd
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: Nov 8th
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: Nov 14th
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: Nov 20th
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: Nov 25th
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: Nov 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 2nd
75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Dec 4th
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: Dec 6th
Minute
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 8th
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: Dec 11th
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! This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Dec 17th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 22nd
75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Dec 30th
honeymoon
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 30th


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: Jan 4th
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: We heard something. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 7th
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: Jan 10th
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: Jan 15th
Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 18th
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: Jan 23rd
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: Jan 31st


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: Feb 2nd
Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Write a flash fiction story that takes place in a tavern late into the night. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 5th
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: Feb 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. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Feb 13th
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: Feb 16th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Feb 21st
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 24th
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: Feb 28th


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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 3rd
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 9th





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 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.




Write a poem for our 75 Words Flash Fiction.




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.




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




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