(Frequently Asked Questions/Contact
Q: How does the contest
A: We host the Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest
to inspire and encourage new and experienced literary artists to submit their short stories and poetry to
be recognized worldwide. We welcome you to share your hopes, aspirations and dreams of being published and to continue being
successful poets and writers. Creativity, imagination, innovation and the ability to dream is an inspiration to others, even
if you have no experience in poetry or writing. This contest is held semi-annually.
Q: What prizes can I win?
There are three poetry prizes and three writing prizes totaling $1275.00. You can win up to $250.00 for writing a 1st Prize
poem and win up to $500.00 for writing a 1st Prize winning short story.
Q: When is the deadline for the current
Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - WINTER 2017 - 2018?
A: The postmarked deadline to submit all electronic entries and postal mail-in entries into our Winter 2017
- 2018 Contest is February 28, 2018 - 11:59 PM, Central Standard Time (CST). We
are now accepting poems and short story entries. Enter Now! for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00!
Q: When will
the new WINTER 2017 - 2018 contest winners be announced?
A: The WINTER
2017 - 2018 contest winners notification and publication date will be March 31, 2018. All Poetry Contest and Writing Contest
winners will be posted in the Dare to Dream pages, on that day.
Q: When was the
deadline for the Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - SUMMER 2017?
The postmarked deadline to
submit all electronic entries and postal mail-in entries had been extended from August 15 to September 30, 2017 - 11:59
Q: When WILL you publish all of the
SUMMER 2017 Poetry Contest & Writing Contest winners?
A: The SUMMER
2017 contest winners notification and publication date has been pushed back from October 16 to November 12, 2017 at 9:30
PM, Central Standard Time (CST). Therefore, all Poetry Contest and Writing Contest winners will be posted in the Dare to Dream pages.
Q: Are previously published poems and short stories allowed to enter the poetry and writing contests?
A: Yes, you may enter previously published poems and short stories. All are absolutely welcome as long as they are original
works created by the contest entrant(s) whether individual or collaborated works.
Q: Does the "title"
of my poem count as a line?
A: No, the title for all poems do not count as lines.
Q: Is there a "word count" for short stories entered
in this competition?
A: There is "NO WORD COUNT" for short stories entered in the Writing Contest. However, all short stories
must be neatly hand printed or legibly typed out, using 5 pages or fewer, on any subject or theme. All stories may be written
in any genre including fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction.
Q: May I submit an edited revision of my poem or short story?
A: Yes, you may edit and
submit a revised copy of your poem(s) and/or short story(ies) before the postmarked deadline for each contest.
How do I enter the contest by mail?
A: Send an original poem, 30 lines or fewer, on any subject or
theme, in any style or form, neatly hand printed or legibly typed, using single or double line spacing. Remember, the
title(s) of your poem(s) do not count as lines. There is no word count. Submit each short story, (5) pages maximum length,
on any subject, any theme, neatly hand printed or legibly typed, using single or double line spacing. The
entry fee is $5.00(USD) per poem. The entry fee is $10.00(USD) per story. Make your entry fee(s) payable to:
"DREAMQUESTONE.COM," and mail your, entry fee(s), poem(s)/short story(ies) to the following address:
Dream Quest One
Poetry & Writing Contest
P.O. Box 3141
Chicago, IL 60654
You may enter online by clicking on the link below.
Enter the Contest Now
Andre L. West, Editor