(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 short story.
Q: When is the deadline for the current Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing
Contest - WINTER 2016 - 2017?
A: The postmark deadline TO SEND
all electronic entries and postal mail-in entries is JANUARY 31st, 2017 - 11:59 PM, CST. Enter Now! for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00!
We are now accepting poems and short stories entries.
Q: When will the new WINTER 2016 -
2017 contest winners be announced?
A: The Winter 2016 - 2017 contest winners
notification and publication date will be March 26th, 2017. All Poetry Contest and Writing Contest winners will be posted
in the Dare to Dream pages.
Q: When was the deadline for the Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest
- Summer 2016?
A: The Summer 2016 postmark deadline to submit all poems and short stories electronically
or via postal mail had been extended from August 17, 2016 to August
18, 2016, 2016 at 11:59 PM, PST.
Q: When will
you publish all of the Summer 2016 Poetry & Writing Contest winners?
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing
Contest - Summer 2016 winners publishing date will be on October 9, 2016. Please stay tuned to Dream Quest One for contest
news updates & announcements!
Q: Are previously published poems
and short stories allowed to enter the poetry and writing contests?
Yes, you may enter previously published poems and short stories, which are absolutely welcome as long as they are original
works created by the contest entrant(s).
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) by the postmark deadline for each contest.
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