Do you like to write or know someone who does? On the 1st of every month, a new writing challenge will be posted.
The following submissions will be accepted for the contest: short stories, poems, or personal essays.
The pieces should be written for a diverse audience consisting of a variety of genders, age groups, and backgrounds. As a result, pieces that contain excessive profanity, violence, or sexual content will not be eligible for inclusion.
All submissions are due on the last day of each month.
Winning submissions will be posted on this website, and may be eligible for inclusion in a writing compilation that will be published in 2019.
*Note: ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE WRITING COMPILATION WILL BENEFIT A CHARITY/CHARITIES!
All submissions should be saved as a PDF and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
(*Note: February submissions must be received by March 31st)
Topic: Write a short story inspired by one of the following famous poems:
"The Lady of Shalott" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Because I Could Not Stop For Death" by Emily Dickinson
If you really want a challenge, try to incorporate all three!
(*Note: February submissions must be received by February 28th)
Topic: Petals fall to the ground as someone picks apart a flower and says, "They love me, they love me not." Hone in on your craft, and write a short story in which your main character decides whether or not someone loves them with flower petals.
(*Note: January submissions must be received by January 31st)
Topic: Write about final words and/or new beginnings. Your piece can be in the form of a poem, short story, or personal essay.
(*Note: December submissions must be received by December 31st)
Topic: Take a favorite memory or holiday tradition and retell it. It can be in the form of a poem, short story, or personal essay.
(*Note: November submissions must be received by November 30th)
Topic: Describe your year thus far using a color. Your piece must be in the form of a personal essay.
(*Note: October submissions must be received by October 31st)
Topic: Write a piece about your fantasy relationship with a vampire! Your fantasy piece can feature ANY vampire - existing or made up!
(*Note: September submissions must be received by September 30th)
Topic: Write a piece and be sure to include the following words: poverty, marksman, bookshelf, courteous.
(*Note: August submissions must be received by September 15th)
Topic: Write 7 poems detailing either the 7 Deadly Sins or the 7 Holy Trinities. (However, the catch is you can’t name them in the poem or in the title.)
(*Note: July submissions must be received by July 31st)
Topic: Write a piece that is inspired by the lyrics of a song/songs or a poem.
(*Note: June submissions will be accepted until July 15th.)
Topic: Write a piece in which your character/narrator is searching for what love means. Now remember, love can mean absolutely ANYTHING.