Next Writing Contest

Discuss writing, including writing tips & tricks, writing philosophy, writer's block, etc. If you have grammar questions, marketing questions, or if you want feedback on a poem or short story you wrote, please use the corresponding forum below.
Featured Topic: How to Get Your Book Published
Forum rules
If you have spelling or grammar questions, please post them in the International Grammar section.

If you want feedback for poetry or short stories you have written, please post the poem or short story in either the Creative Original Works: Short Stories section or the Creative Original Works: Poetry section.

If you have a book that you want reviewed, click here to submit your book for review.

What do you want the next writing contest to be?

Poll ended at 10 Sep 2015, 10:54

Poetry Contest
Short Story Contest
Novella Contest
Total votes: 11

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 3146
Joined: 31 Jul 2006, 23:00
2018 Reading Goal: 52
2017 Reading Goal: 36
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 5
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 25
Favorite Author: Voltairine de Cleyre
Currently Reading: The Woman in the Window
Bookshelf Size: 228
Reviewer Page:
Reading Device: B00L89V1AA
Publishing Contest Votes: 960
fav_author_id: 2660
Signature Addition: testtesttest

Next Writing Contest

Post by Scott » 11 Aug 2015, 10:54

I loved all the excitement around are previous short story contests, especially the latest one in which the winners were published in the book Holding Fire.

I would love to have a new writing contest. I want to let the members of choose the details of this writing contest.

Use the poll in this topic to cast your vote. :D

  • Options
    Poetry writing contest ~ top 10 poems published in a book
    Short story contest ~ new theme, top 10 stories published in a book
    Novella contest ~ winning novella published by
You don't vote by replying to this topic. You vote using the poll. You have to be logged in to use the poll.
"That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another's. We see so much only as we possess." - Henry David Thoreau

"Non ignara mali miseris succurrere disco." Virgil, The Aeneid

User avatar
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 894
Joined: 14 May 2014, 09:59
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 23
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 30
Favorite Author: Adriana Trigiani
Favorite Book: The Hand of Fatima
Currently Reading: High Low In-Between
Bookshelf Size: 162
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Cactus Jumpers by Andrew J Burch
fav_author_id: 8071

Post by stoppoppingtheP » 22 Oct 2015, 16:30

Yay. I'm excited. I hope I'll have time to submit something.

“there have been so many times
i have seen a man wanting to weep
beat his heart until it was unconscious.


― Nayyirah Waheed

User avatar
Posts: 6
Joined: 06 Nov 2015, 08:03
Currently Reading: Fifty Shades Darker
Bookshelf Size: 4

Post by janeera » 06 Nov 2015, 09:02

I'm still a newbie on Online Book Club. I love writing! I have tried writing novels, short stories, poems and even a song or two. It was fun! Given the chance, I'd love to join in contests like this.

User avatar
Posts: 288
Joined: 08 Nov 2015, 02:17
2017 Reading Goal: 150
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 0
Favorite Author: J. K. Rowling
Favorite Book: <a href=" ... 0734">Anne of Green Gables</a>
Currently Reading: Rilla of Ingleside
Bookshelf Size: 109
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: "Countdown the reckoning" by Ashley Michael

Post by zaynab_m » 08 Nov 2015, 09:15

That's exciting! I hope the competition is announced soon, and that I can enter. Short stories, in my opinion. -Zaynab

User avatar
Posts: 8
Joined: 13 Nov 2015, 14:30
Currently Reading: Border Post 99
Bookshelf Size: 34
Reviewer Page:
Reading Device: B00KC6I06S

Post by kaceyann65 » 13 Nov 2015, 15:32

I am new to this site but I am excited about the writing contest, only doing short stories so far.

User avatar
Madhu Sri
Posts: 21
Joined: 30 Sep 2015, 17:10
Bookshelf Size: 12
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: "Sex and the Underground City" by Laura Roberts

Post by Madhu Sri » 18 Nov 2015, 19:32

It's been a while since I wrote a poem. But would love to start writing again.

User avatar
Posts: 8
Joined: 13 Nov 2015, 14:30
Currently Reading: Border Post 99
Bookshelf Size: 34
Reviewer Page:
Reading Device: B00KC6I06S

Post by kaceyann65 » 30 Nov 2015, 16:25

short story

User avatar
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 3804
Joined: 31 Dec 2011, 07:54
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by DATo » 01 Dec 2015, 05:10

Why not do one of each ?
“I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room.”
― Steven Wright

User avatar
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 7584
Joined: 25 Oct 2014, 09:52
2017 Reading Goal: 52
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 50
Favorite Book: The Lost Continent
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 318
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Sally the Bold by Albert Alarcon Jr

Post by bookowlie » 13 Dec 2015, 10:13

I have to say I am surprised that the Poetry genre won in the poll. Although many people like to write poetry, I'm not sure there is a wide audience for poetry books. Just my opinion.
"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship" - Louisa May Alcott

User avatar
Posts: 6
Joined: 24 Dec 2015, 15:02
Bookshelf Size: 2
Reviewer Page:

Post by Sophieangelica777 » 24 Dec 2015, 15:10

What a great idea! Where could I find further details? Very interested...

Posts: 10
Joined: 05 Jan 2016, 16:14
2017 Reading Goal: 52
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 0
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
Bookshelf Size: 2
Reviewer Page:
fav_author_id: 1778

Post by MyBrokeCollegeLife » 05 Jan 2016, 16:22

I personally enjoy writing short stories, however as a reader I would be interested in seeing the novelette submissions.

User avatar
Posts: 5
Joined: 15 Jan 2016, 08:42
Bookshelf Size: 0
Reviewer Page:

Post by mdfisher22 » 15 Jan 2016, 09:14

The short story contest is my pick-sounds exciting.

User avatar
Posts: 257
Joined: 28 Sep 2015, 13:48
2017 Reading Goal: 30
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 0
Currently Reading: Free Fish Friday
Bookshelf Size: 36
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: "Finding the Phoenix" by Caitlin O'Connor

Post by CzechTigg » 18 Jan 2016, 18:03

I came too late to vote.

My bad.

Poetry was winning though as I had hoped.

Posts: 16
Joined: 12 Feb 2016, 21:40
Bookshelf Size: 112
Reviewer Page:

Post by Carmen » 01 Mar 2016, 16:27

Are these held still?

User avatar
Posts: 1
Joined: 06 Mar 2016, 15:44
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Scoxy » 06 Mar 2016, 15:50

Hi everyone! I'm new here and would like to know if the writing contest is still underway?

-- 06 Mar 2016, 15:54 --

I've written alot of poetry and short stories and would love to be able to take part, so any info on the topic of contests would be appreciated, thank you.

-- 06 Mar 2016, 15:55 --

Am I allowed to vote?

Post Reply

Return to “Writing Discussion”