Poetry

Write your 2017!

At the end of each year we take time to reflect upon our life and to make plans for the coming year. With a little bit of creativity you can transform your contemplation into an adventurous travel story, a thrilling mystery or epic love story. Give your real life story a fictional layer and let …

Published: January 5, 2017

The 2017 Enizagam Literary Contest for Poetry & Fiction

Enizagam Journal is excited to announce our 2017 Literary Contest judges for poetry and fiction! Matthew Zapruder (Sun Bear, Come On All You Ghosts) will be this year’s poetry judge, and novelist Esmé Weijun Wang (The Border of Paradise) will judge for fiction. In addition to the $1,000 grand prize, winners will receive blurbs about …

Published: January 5, 2017

Free Verse Poetry Contest

The challenge of this contest is to write a free verse poem. A free verse poem does not follow any structure or style. There is no set meter and no structure regarding rhyme and lines in each stanza. Have fun and write a poem without rules to hold you back!

Published: January 5, 2017

Spring Rejuvenation for Writers

Come out of hibernation and join your fellow writers for a day of writing, relaxation, and reflection at the Spring Rejuvenation for Writers. Bring what you are working on, your laptop, your notes, and your imagination. You’ll be provided with a quiet space to work on that scene, that metaphor, that passage. Two workshops will …

Published: January 5, 2017

Sonnet Poetry Contest

The challenge of this contest is to write a sonnet in iambic pentameter, just like Shakespeare did. The rules: It must consist of 14 lines. It must be written in iambic pentameter (duh-DUH-duh-DUH-duh-DUH-duh-DUH-duh-DUH). It must be written in the abab cdcd efef gg rhyme scheme. To see an example view the contest announcement.

Published: November 21, 2016

“Flecks of Red” Poetry Contest

“Flecks of Red” Chapbook Anthology Contest Submission Guidelines, Nautical Life Press 1. Interested participants may submit up to 5 poems for consideration. All submissions will be considered in poetry contest but not all submissions will be accepted for publication in the chapbook anthology. 2. Each poem should be no longer than one page, single space. …

Published: November 21, 2016

Christmas Poetry Contest

Share a poem about Christmas to enter this poetry contest at FanStory.com. All poetry types are welcomed. All skill levels welcomed. Just write about Christmas.

Published: November 21, 2016

Page 112 Writing Contest

You started writing your autobiography earlier this year. In 484 words or fewer, tell us what you’ve written so far on page 112.

Published: November 21, 2016

Haiku Poetry

Write a Haiku. This poem only three lines. The first line contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables.

Published: November 21, 2016