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My Faith Poetry
Deadline: In 4 Days

Free Verse Poem
Deadline: Aug 25th

Haiku Poetry Contest
Deadline: Aug 26th

Take A Photo Poetry
Deadline: Aug 31st

80 Word Flash Fiction
Deadline: Sep 5th


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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
What Makes Me Happy
Write a RHYMED poem, minimum three stanzas long, on what makes you happy. Any rhyme scheme, any style - from a sonnet to a quatrain. NO FREE VERSE.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
For Ol' Glory
Your story should highlight a patriotic event, or learning experience, related to Ol' Glory (USA). Word Count--400-450 / Black font only /Keep it G rated, suitable for children

Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Another Rhyming Contest
Please write a rhyming poem about a spiritual subject. Please rhyme at least every other line.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Tell Me a Story
Write a true family story in which your grandfather shared a memory with you. Word count 350-400/ Black font only/ G rated--suitable for children
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
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: Today!
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: In 3 Days
My Best High School Memory
What is your best memory from high school?
Deadline: In 5 Days
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: In 6 Days
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: In 6 Days
Debate Dialogue
Write a two-person dialogue,
debating an important issue, or special interest story.
Deadline: Aug 26th
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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 26th
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: Aug 28th
Elvis
Remembering Elvis, the king of rock and roll. Write a poem or prose that references Elvis.
Deadline: Aug 31st
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: Aug 31st


School of Hard Knocks
Write a true story (300-750 words) about something you have learnt by living (outside of the classroom context). Detail the event and describe the consequences on your life. Above all enjoy writing.
Deadline: Sep 2nd
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 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 winner of this poetry contest.
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 20th
A First Book Chapter
For this contest share the first chapter of your novel. The winner of this writing contest will take away 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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 4th
Science Fiction Writing
Write a science fiction story. The winner of this writing contest will take away 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 10th
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: I'm glad you made it. The winner of this writing contest will take away 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 25th
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: 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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 31st


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 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: 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 winner of this poetry contest.
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 winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Nov 26th
Western Writing Contest
Write a western story. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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 winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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 writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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 winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 22nd
Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 7th
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: 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 winner of this poetry contest.
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 17th
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: Jan 21st
Temptation Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any style or length that deals with any aspect of the topic temptation. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 25th
Alone Writing Contest
Write a story where the main character is alone. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 29th


Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Feb 4th
Children's Poetry Contest
Can you write a poem that brings a smile to a child? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 7th
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: 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 winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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 winner of this poetry contest.
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? This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Mar 3rd
Write A Rant
Got something that bugs you? It is your turn to rant! Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Mar 8th
6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 15th
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 26th
Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Mar 28th


One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 2nd
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: 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 has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 9th
Sci Fi or Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a science fiction or fantasy story. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 12th
Haiku
Can you write a poem with only three lines? This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 15th
Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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 has 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 6th
Betrayal Poetry Contest
Write a poem in any form or style with betrayal as the central theme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 10th
Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a fantasy story. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: May 13th





Make your own rules for our Free Verse Poem.




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 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 Alone Writing 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.




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.




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 Dear God.




Make your own rules for our No Rules Poetry Contest.




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