Writing Contest entries may be written on a maximum of (5) pages, either
neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing, on any subject, theme, or genre. No word count. You may submit
any works of fiction, non-fiction or creative nonfiction short stories.
- Poetry Contest
entries may be written on any subject, theme, style or form. All poems must be 30 lines or fewer and either neatly
handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing.
Please read the "Official Rules" for complete guidelines.
Deadline: September 15, 2018
2018 contest winners will be notified and published online in the Dare to Dream pages, on October 31, 2018.
The Mission of Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is to inspire,
motivate and encourage anyone having the desire or love for poetry and writing, to continue doing so without fear of failure
or success! Remember, in whatever you do, "it's okay to dream," for dreams do come true...
There is a $10.00 (US dollars) entry fee per short story submitted and a $5.00 (US dollars) entry
fee per poem submitted.
Contestants may enter via PayPal or through the mail. An entry form is also available in the
"Enter Now" section.
Click on the links below to the read all Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - WINTER 2017 - 2018 winning poems
and short stories in the Dare to Dream pages:
Prize ($250): "THE WORLD TODAY" by Sebastian Reitter of Heidelberg, GERMANY
Second Poetry Prize ($125): "MY GREATEST ADVENTURES IN LIFE" by Aliza J. Campbell of Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Third Poetry Prize ($50):
"WHAT IS HAPPINESS?" by Katherine Storino of Nashville, Tennessee, USA
First Writing Prize ($500): FISH LOVE by Reginald Murray of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Second Writing Prize ($250): THE BURNING GIRL by Sharon King of West Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Third Writing Prize ($100): MY NEW SISTER by Rihanna Garcia of Waterbury, Connecticut, USA