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Science Fiction Writing
Deadline: In 4 Days

Nonet Poetry Contest
Deadline: Jan 26th

Share A Story In A Poem
Deadline: Jan 29th

Newbie Flash Fiction
Deadline: Feb 5th

2-4-2 Poetry
Deadline: Feb 7th


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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.


Writing Prompt Contest
Music Makes Hearts Beat
Growing up we all had a special singer or band that made our hearts leap, made us dream. In less than 70 words write about your favourite solo artist or band and the song they sing that still tugs at your heart today.
Contest idea from Tempeste, which got the most votes in the Contest contest.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Acrostic Rhyming Contest
Please write an acrostic poem that rhymes.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Pop goes the Weasel
For one day, you will embody whatever animal you ate last (in real life). You will then off yourself in a manner intended to create the most interesting dining experience for the person who consumes you. Tell us how it goes.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Blank Verse
Create a blank verse poem using the traditional iambic pentameter.
Any Subject.
No pictures. No special fonts. Just a poem.

see an example here
https://www.poetrydances.com/blank_verse.php

Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
~ Family Story ~ (fiction)
~ Family Story ~ (fiction)
Write a fiction story ~Read all rules!
400 word maximum
No vulgar words, sexual terms, murder, ghosts, or profanity allowed
No references to any political figures, past or present, such as same names or political parties/ideas such as Marxism--no warnings allowed
Story is to be about humans
No Christmas stories or adoption/birth of children, or a human in the hospital/hospice care with little time left to live
No writing, animation, music included with one picture allowed
Black font only

Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Emotional Dependency
Write a poem about being emotionally dependent on someone or something you love and then how you overcome the ties of that dependency.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Two women sit at a deserted bar
Write a story using the premise two woman sit at an otherwise deserted bar. They share a secret. They strike up a friendship.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
The Drink Poetry
Write a poem. You (or your character) take a sip of a drink and feel different. What happens?
Deadline: In 3 Days
Science Fiction Writing
Write a science fiction story. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: In 4 Days
Moderna Madness
The latest Moderna booster causes excitement when it turns out to do more than was advertised
Deadline: In 5 Days
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 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
Join Seaworld, see the world!
Highly intelligent shape changing zombies, intent on world domination, have infiltrated species X at Seaworld. (X is an animal of your choice). 200-2000 words
Deadline: Jan 30th


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. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Feb 5th
Wrong Date
G.I Joe and Jihadi Joe are dating identical twins who went down different life paths. A week before Valentine's Day, the first mixup occurs. (Continued in part 2 on Feb 6). 200-2000 words
Deadline: Feb 6th
Let's Enjoy the Differences
This is a topic based contest. Write a story or script based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Feb 7th
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
Christian Science Fair
Christian scientists sponsor a science fair contest for kids that does not go according to plan. 200-2000 words
Deadline: Feb 13th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 17th
Battle of the Presidents
All former US Presidents have come back to life. Congress has dictated that the next President will be the last man standing in a battle to the death amongst the 46 contenders. 300-3000 words
Deadline: Feb 20th
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: You need to calm down. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 24th
Horror 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: Feb 28th


BEST DAY EVER
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. What was your best day ever?
Deadline: Mar 1st
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 31st


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 17th
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: May 20th
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: May 24th
True Story Flash
Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: May 27th
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 30th


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: Jun 3rd
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: Jun 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 11th
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: Jun 15th
6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 22nd
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: Jun 26th
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: Jun 30th


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: Jul 3rd
One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 7th
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: Jul 13th
Haiku
Can you write a poem with only three lines? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jul 19th
Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jul 23rd
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: Jul 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: Jul 31st


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: Aug 5th
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: Aug 10th
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: Aug 13th
Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a fantasy story. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 17th
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: Aug 22nd
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 26th
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 31st


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: Sep 5th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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





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.




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.




Make your own rules for our No Rules Poetry Contest.




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




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