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One Line Poem
Deadline: In 5 Days

Rhyming Poem
Deadline: Apr 3rd

100 Word Flash Fiction
Deadline: Apr 6th

1-5-7 Poem
Deadline: Apr 9th

Write A Haiku
Deadline: Apr 13th


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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.


Year of the Script Continues
Shortly before his death, Michael Cahill created The Year of the Script contest. Let's continue the tradition by writing a 10 minute script about an historical figure.
Deadline: Today!
Create Ad Copy for Print Ads
Create two advertisements (for print ads, not broadcast); one for online and magazine ads, one for the very quick billboard ad. (Brevity is key for a billboard ad.) Let's see your wit shine!
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
A Typical Day
In 100 words, or less, describe a typical day in your life. You can embellish a bit--for entertainment purposes--but try to keep it as factual as possible. Show us what it's like to walk in your shoes. Have fun with it!
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Someone Else
You (or your character) wakes up and are someone different.
Deadline: In 2 Days
A romantic christmas
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Stop
Write a story of any type. But at some point your character must shout: Stop!
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
3 Words In A Poem
Write a poem of any type. These three words must be included in the poem: animal - horror - short
Deadline: In 3 Days
One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: In 5 Days
OH, if Only I could be there
This is a topic based contest on the topic provided in the the announcement. You are watching TV, or at the movies, you see something that gets you so deeply involved that you scream Lord, put me in .
Deadline: In 5 Days
use this sentence
Write a story that begins with the following sentence:
I'm not sure they should be doing that.

Prose only. Minimum word count: 1000.

Deadline: In 6 Days
maid/master fluff
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 6 Days
dating
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 6 Days
How to woo a woman
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 6 Days


April Fools Day
In honor of April Fools Day Write a free verse poem, any length or style, on any foolish aspects of our current culture. All words, no pictures, graphics or electronic accouterments, just words.
Deadline: Apr 1st
Loop Poem... no other requirements
Looking for creative, unusual subjects
Deadline: Apr 2nd
Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Apr 3rd
Famous author or poet 5-7-5
Write a RHYMED 5-7-5 poem about a famous author or poet you admire.
Deadline: Apr 4th
100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Apr 6th
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 9th
Write A 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 13th
Today's Walk
Go for a walk, snap a picture of something interesting and write a poem about it when you get home. Post the photo along with the poem. Photo and poem must be composed on the same day by the entrant
Deadline: Apr 17th
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 20th
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: Apr 25th


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: May 3rd
NaPoWriMo poem a day contest
April month is here once again
all poets are welcome to join;
to write pink poetry or blue
whatever will make you feel true.
Deadline: May 3rd
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 5th
Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 8th
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 9th
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: May 11th
Mother's Day Poetry Contest
Show your appreciation to Mom with a poem. All forms of poetry accepted. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 12th
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: May 15th
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 17th
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: May 20th
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
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: May 28th
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: May 30th
Soulmate. Twin soul
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: May 31st


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 3rd
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: Jun 6th
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: Jun 13th
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: Jun 15th
75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Jun 16th
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: Jun 18th
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: It was going to be the trip of a lifetime. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jun 21st
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: Jun 25th
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: Jun 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: Jul 3rd
Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jul 5th
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 9th
Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Write a flash fiction story that takes place in a tavern late into the night. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jul 16th
I Can
Write a poem that begins with the words "I can". This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 20th
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 25th
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: Jul 27th
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: Jul 30th


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: Aug 3rd
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: Aug 6th
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: Aug 10th
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Aug 15th
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: Aug 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 19th
Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 23rd
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: Aug 28th


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 3rd
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: Sep 8th
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 12th





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 100 Word Flash Fiction.




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




Write a poem for our Mother's Day Poetry Contest.




For our Nonet Poetry Contest contest we challenge you to write a poem that follows a specific format.




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 for our I Can.




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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