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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: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Passionate Love in Black and White
Write a passionate love poem, any style, any length. Try to make us feel the heat and passion of your lovers without being vulgar or blatant. It has to be clean enough so you don’t need to put any warnings on your poem.
Deadline: Today!
Poet or Author Acrostic
An Acrostic using a poet/author name
Minimum seven letters
Any writer from 1343 on
Whole acrostic and each letter can be one sentence or a combination of multiple sentences and phrases
Be creative

Deadline: In 2 Days

Writing Prompt Contest
Disco Inferno Poem
For all of you disco fans… Write a poem of any form or style in appreciation of the disco era. Burn baby, burn!
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Write A Modern Fable
Write a short fable-like story where the last sentence starts with: “And the moral of the story is”. This can be on any subject, true or fictional, and can be in any voice, as long as the moral is stated in the last line. A new twist on an old fable is also allowed. Be creative and have fun! Maximum word count: 300
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
haiku suite – the city
Writing Prompt
Please write THREE separate city haiku, each consisting of seventeen syllables or less, and each written in three lines. That’s a total of NINE lines, split into three haiku.

1) written in present tense
2) title must read, ‘haiku suite (1st line of the FIRST haiku)’
3) only TWO words in EACH haiku may start with the same letter (‘as/and/the’ don’t count) (you may use for example two words with the same letter and two other words with the same letter)
4) no punctuation except for proper nouns or hyphenated words
5) two lines of inter-connected and grammatically flowing imagery (written as ONE sentence over two lines), plus a satori line (‘ah-ha’ moment). Satori may be 1st or 3rd line
6) Personification is welcome but not necessary
7) each haiku must be in ‘short/long/short’ format, with the middle line having more syllables than each of the other two – ‘5-7-5, 4-6-4, 3-5-4’ as examples. Each haiku may have a different syllable count
8) NO artwork or sound effects allowed
9) NO ‘author notes’ allowed
10) NO ‘gerunds’ (‘ing’-ending words) allowed
11) NO end line rhymes
Deadline: In 2 Days

Writing Prompt Contest
Disguised
Write a story where one of the characters is in a disguise.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Dialogue Only Prompt
Write a story using only dialogue. No narration, descriptions, or sentence tags. Maximum word count: 1,000
Deadline: In 3 Days
Embarrassing But True
Describe a time when you were embarrassed, (i.e. the butt of a joke, an honest mistake, etc…). This is non-fiction and prose only. Artwork okay, but not necessary. Keep it clean!
Deadline: In 4 Days
Romantic story
Story about Romantic gesture main character show to their lover either to confess feeling, celebrate bithday or anniversary or to propose
Deadline: In 4 Days

Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: In 5 Days
Lune Poetry Contest
A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: In 6 Days
Write a Sonnet
Write a sonnet of non-romantic nature
Deadline: Sep 3rd
Quatern poetry
Quatern poetry has four stanzas. Each line must have eight syllables only. The first line is repeated in the second line second stanza, third line third stanza, fourth line fourth stanza.
Deadline: Sep 5th
Blank Verse Poetry Contest
Write a blank verse poem for this contest. A blank verse poem is written without rhymes. It does have a set metrical pattern. See the details in the announcement. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 9th
“A” through “Z”
An ABC poem with each line starting with “A” and ending with “Z”, 26 line in all, with a one sentence structure; (1 continuous piece) each line having a maximum of 4 syllables. On line 27 after the poem show “word count”
Deadline: Sep 11th
Bow your heads
Write a story of any type. The only requirement is at some point someone must say: “And now bow your heads.” You may continue the sentence if you prefer. But the sentence must start with those five words. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Sep 16th
SHAPE POETRY
Writers are challenged to write a poem that takes on the shape of its subject.
See announcement for information and examples.
Deadline: Sep 18th
Ghost
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 23rd
What’s 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! The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 28th

Romantic story
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 2nd
Write About This
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Oct 2nd
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: Oct 8th
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: Oct 14th
Antonym Poetry Contest
Write a four line poem. The first line is only one word. Second and third line can be formatted as you wish. The last line is the antonym (opposite meaning) of the word on the first line. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 20th
Butterfly in the Sky VIII
Short story, chapter or Novel written. No minimum or maximum word length. Have fun and write to your heart’s content!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadline: Oct 26th
Flash Fiction Writing Contest
In this flash fiction contest we are challenging writers to write a flash fiction piece that is between 500 and 800 words on the topic provided. The topic is “fear” This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 27th
Oh Mummy You Didn’t – 3
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 31st
Soulmate
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 31st

Horror Story 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: Nov 3rd
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 23rd
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: Nov 29th

Palindrome Poetry
A palindrome is a word (or sentence) that reads the same backwards as forward. So “Madam” is a palindrome.For a palindrome poem you incorporate it into your poem but do so with the sentences. See an example in the announcement. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 6th
Acrostic Newbie Poetry
Write an acrostic poem for this contest for new members to the site. 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: Dec 13th
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: Dec 20th
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?ui This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 23rd

About eve culley

Children's Author, micro-farmer, wife, mother, and grandmother
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