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Share A Story In A Poem
Deadline: In 4 Days

Halloween Poetry
Deadline: Oct 31st

Halloween Flash Fiction
Deadline: Oct 31st

5-7-5 Horror Poem
Deadline: Nov 2nd

Horror Writing Contest
Deadline: Nov 5th


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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
Overlooked and neglected
Write a POEM of any type (to a maximum of 30 lines) about the most inconsequential, overlooked, insignificant, neglected thing you can think of.
Deadline: Today!
Italian Food Frenzy
Script about Italian food 400 words minimum, 3000 words maximum
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Beautiful Creatures
Write a short essay about an animal - maximum 300 words. It can be a beloved pet or a wild animal you admire. The photo you include should be of the animal, or type of animal, you are describing.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Under Ten Competition
In this prompt the poet must try and submit a poem that is under ten words. Any style. Rhyming is optional.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Best Served Cold
Write a flash fiction tale of REVENGE. Maximum 800 words. This can be in any genre and can range from a light-hearted prank to a murderous act of vengeance. Clever twists and irony encouraged.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Slap Your... Dualing Limericks!!
Slap Your Annoying Co-Worker ---- That's right, folks! October 23rd is officially 'Slap Your Annoying Co-Worker Day'! In honor of such an awesome occasion, this contest is:

a pair of limericks: one from each of the two co-workers that would like to smack each other!

Remember, a limerick is a form of verse, usually humorous and frequently rude, in five-line, predominantly anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA, in which the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme. Also, lines 1,2 and 5 should have 7-10 syllables and lines 3 and 4 should have 5-7 syllables (see example below).

The form was popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th Century. Here is one of his many limericks:

There was a Young Person of Smyrna
Whose grandmother threatened to burn her.
But she seized on the cat,
and said 'Granny, burn that!
You incongruous old woman of Smyrna!'

So, get that pen moving on your two limericks about a pair of co-workers (and, yeah, it can certainly be at least one-half autobiographical!). Remember, your goal is make us laugh, make us gasp, and most of all: make us vote for yours!

Here's the website if you don't believe me that such a day exists (LOL!!):
https://nationaltoday.com/slap-your-annoying-coworker-day/


Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
I Am Not Perfect
Write a poem about a flaw that you see in yourself.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Old Story With a Twist
Write a script version of a well known story, a fable, folk tale or fairy tale with a different humorous ending.
Deadline: In 3 Days
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: In 4 Days
Attics, Boxes, and Trunks
Poem of 8 to 40 lines, rhymed or unrhymed, about what might be in attics, boxes, or trunks.
Deadline: Oct 29th
Mischief Night Fiction Contest
Write a short story that contains a trick or a prank.
Deadline: Oct 30th
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
Halloween Flash Fiction
Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween writing contest. The story can have a Halloween theme or you can use your imagination to create a story that will put your readers on edge. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 31st


5-7-5 Horror 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. Write about anything but the theme is horror. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Nov 2nd
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: Nov 5th
November 9th 1989
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.

Fiction or creative fact, but prose only. No poetry allowed. 700 words or less.
Deadline: Nov 5th
13 Word Horror Poetry
Write a poem that will terrify or horrify with only 13 words. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 14th
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 16th
Short Story
This could be in any genre, just so it's lighthearted and fun to read.
Deadline: Nov 20th
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 20th
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: Nov 22nd
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


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: Dec 2nd
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 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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
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 13th
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: 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 22nd
Christmas Story
Share a story that somehow involves Christmas. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Dec 25th
Christmas Poetry
Share a poem about Christmas. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th
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 30th
Thor (marvel)
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 4th
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: We heard something. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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
Loki (Marvel) fanfic
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jan 31st
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: 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 2nd
Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Write a flash fiction story that takes place in a tavern late into the night. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 21st
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 24th
100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 3rd
6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 8th
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: Mar 9th
Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Mar 13th
Cinquain Poetry
A cinquain poem is a poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 16th
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: Mar 20th
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: Mar 25th
honeymoon
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Mar 30th
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: Mar 31st


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: Apr 5th
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
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 24th
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


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: May 2nd





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




We are looking for horror or thriller poetry for our Halloween Poetry.




Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween Flash Fiction.




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




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 80 Word Flash Fiction.




Write a poem for our Take A Photo Poetry.




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