3 Line Poem

Write a poem that has only three lines. Follow a specific syllable count. Your poem should have either 17 or 19 syllables. The first line should have five syllables. The second line should have seven. The final line should either have five or seven syllables. Get creative and see what you can share with just …

Published: October 24, 2016

Makeda Bilqis Literary Awards Poetry Contest

Makeda Bilqis Literary Awards will only accept submissions by mail for the contest dated September 16, 2016 – October 14, 2016. We are creating a process to accept submissions electronically, however; these things take time. In spite of it, we will continue to strive for excellence in this industry. No entries will be accepted after …

Published: September 26, 2016

Autonym Poetry

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 of the word on the first line. Words that are opposite or nearly opposite in meaning are called antonyms. Examples are big and small, or long and …

Published: September 26, 2016

24-Hour Short Story Contest – Winter, 2017

On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com. Entrants must be registered before the contest begins and there is a limit of 500 participants per contest. Entrants then have 24 hours to write and submit their …

Published: September 26, 2016

Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Fall Writing Contest

Contest Submissions TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Fall Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners of the contest will be published in …

Published: September 26, 2016

Philip Levine Prize in Poetry

The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry is an annual book contest sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at California State University, Fresno. This contest — open to any poet writing in English (except current or former students or faculty of Fresno State) — offers a $2,000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press, a Florida-based press …

Published: September 16, 2016

WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest

The WritersWeekly Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest is THIS WEEKEND! The fall contest always has a crispy, cool theme and it’s our favorite each year! In case you’re not familiar with our quarterly contest, this is how it works. On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that …

Published: September 16, 2016

2-4-2 Poetry Contest

This poem only has three lines that follows the 2-4-2 syllable count. So the first line has 2 syllables, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line has 2 syllables again. The subject can be anything. Rhyming is optional.

Published: September 14, 2016

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

A 5-7-5 follows the structure of a Haiku but without any limitation to the topic. Write a free form poem with one limitation – the syllable count. A 5-7-5 poem has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again.

Published: September 14, 2016

Halloween Poetry

Write a poem that captures the fun, horror or excitement of Halloween. This contest is for poems of all types.

Published: September 14, 2016