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Is Love a Disease or a Cure?

Attention is more easily kept when what's written doesn't go on forever and ever. Short and sweet may be the key but you have poetic license to do what you think.
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Tell Us About Your Pet(s)

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. The topic for this contest is: Your pet, or pets, if you have more than one. Please include pictures.
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These Four Colors.

Poem about colors..red, blue, green and yellow.
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What do you think?

A poem of any kind that explains how you feel about America today.
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Cinquain Poetry

A cinquain poem is a five line poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. This contest has a cash prize.
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Love Is Love

Poetry
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The First Date

It must be a script.
The main focus must be a first date.
No requirement for humans.
You must have fun writing it.
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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 to the winner.
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250 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 250 words. The winner takes away a cash prize.
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No Rules Poetry Contest

No rules! Write any type of poem from rhyming to free form. You decide how to write your poem. Cash prize to the winner.
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God Bless America

In honor of the United States' birthday, July 4th, and our second national anthem, "God Bless America, a peace song," write a story that includes an angel(s), red, white, and blue, and prayer.
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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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
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Write an Ubi sunt Poem

This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
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One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash Prize.
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Haiku

Can you write a poem with only three lines? Cash Prize.
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Sci Fi or Fantasy Writing Contest

Write a science fiction or fantasy story. Cash prize to the winner.
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Rhyming Poem

Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash Prize.
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Changing History

Write an essay or story about a fiction or non-fiction historical event.
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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? 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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
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 to the winner.
Deadline Aug 5th

75 Words Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Aug 10th

Fantasy Writing Contest

Write a fantasy story. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Aug 17th

My Faith Poetry

Share a poem that is about your faith or how faith has impacted your life. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Aug 22nd

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 contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Aug 25th

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.
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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Aug 31st

80 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Sep 5th

20 Syllable Poem

Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. This contest has a cash prize.
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. Enter for your chance at the 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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Sep 20th

A First Book Chapter

For this contest share the first chapter of your novel. Enter for your chance at the 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 to the winner.
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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Oct 4th

Science Fiction Writing

Write a science fiction story. This contest has 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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Oct 10th

This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: I'm glad you made it. Enter for your chance at the 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.
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. Enter for your chance at the 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. 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 to the winner.
Deadline Oct 25th

Horror Writing Contest

Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Enter for your chance at the 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.
Deadline Oct 31st

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
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. Cash prize to the winner.
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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
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.
Deadline Nov 26th

Western Writing Contest

Write a western story. Cash Prize.
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 to the winner.
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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
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. Cash Prize.
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.
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.
Deadline Dec 22nd

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. The winner takes away a cash prize.
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. This contest has a cash prize.
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. The winner takes away a cash prize.
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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Jan 7th

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Cash Prize.
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. This contest has a cash prize.
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.
Deadline Jan 17th

5 Line Poem

Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This 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. Cash Prize.
Deadline Jan 25th

Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Feb 4th

Children's Poetry Contest

Can you write a poem that brings a smile to a child? Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline Feb 7th

True Story Flash

Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Feb 12th

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline Feb 14th

Write A Script

A screenplay can be bring a scene alive with just a little direction and words. Now is your chance to write your own script. This contest has a cash prize.
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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
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? The winner takes away 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.
Deadline Mar 3rd

Write A Rant

Got something that bugs you? It is your turn to rant! This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline Mar 8th

6 Word Poetry

Write a poem with only 6 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline Mar 10th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. Cash Prize.
Deadline Mar 28th

Entering Writing and Poetry Contests

This listing of writing and poetry contests will be updated daily. To enter a contest simply click the button provided when you view the contest announcement. If you are not ready to enter right away you can make a reservation which will save you a spot in a contest. A reservation will also make the contest easy to find when you are ready to enter .

All contests can be entered until the deadline is reached. Give yourself time to enter. And if possible enter at least a few days in advance as you will receive feedback shortly after you enter your contest entry. This feedback can be used to improve your work. You can edit your contest entry at anytime. So your feedback can be used to improve your writing even after you enter the contest. The judges won't read your contest submission until after the deadline has passed.

We recommending reading the contest announcement carefully as there may be requirements in the contest. For example, you may be required to count syllables or use certain words.