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Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest -

WINTER 2017 - 2018


*Deadline: Closed on APRIL 23, 2018, at 11:59 PM, (PST)



*Note: The electronic entries and postal mail-in entries postmarked deadline to send Winter 2017 - 2018 entry fees/poems and short story entries is closed on APRIL 23, 2018, at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time (PST).  However, our Winter 2017 - 2018 poetry and writing contest winners' notifications and publications will be on MAY 31, 2018, to be announced online in the Dare to Dream pages.


*All poems must be 30 lines or fewer, must be neatly hand printed or typed, using single or double line spacing, on any subject, theme, form, or style. Remember, the title(s) of your poem(s) do not count as lines. All entries must be original works.

*All short stories may be on any subject or theme.  For example, any fiction, non-fiction, creative nonfiction stories, essays, short screenplays, diary, blog and journal entries are accepted.  Contestants will enter their short stories neatly hand printed or typed, using single or double line spacing, within a maximum of (5) pages or less. NO WORD COUNT. All entries must be original works. 

You may submit multiple and simultaneous entries to both the poetry contest and the writing contest.

The entry fee is $5.00 per poem.  The entry fee is $10.00 per short story.


All Winter 2017 - 2018 contest winners will be notified and published online in the Dare to Dream pages, on MAY 31, 2018.


If sending entry fees via mail, Dreamquestone.Com accepts cash, money orders, cashier's checks and personal checks.  All fees must be paid in the form of US currency dollars.  Combined payments are accepted (multiple entries, multiple contests).

                           Mail In Payment to:                         

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654


1.  Print out the entry form after clicking the
mail-in button above.

2.  Fill out the entry form with your current and accurate information.

3.  Include story(ies)/poem(s) - Contest entries must be either neatly hand printed or typed and submitted with the poet's or writer's name, address, phone# and email address (if applicable) in the upper left-hand corner of your work.

4. Include payment of $5.00 for each poem entered. Include payment of $10.00 for each short story entered. Send an (S.A.S.E) self-addressed stamped envelope for entry receipt.

5. Multiple and simultaneous entries into both poetry and writing contest are accepted.
6. Make personal checks, cashier's checks, and money orders payable to "DREAMQUESTONE.COM".  Cash is accepted but sent at your own risk.


Instructions for Electronic Entries:

1.  Please click on the PayPal links below to enter a contest. PayPal entry fee payment(s) must be made before submitting your poetry and writing contest entries.

2.  The entry fee of $7.00 for each poem and $12.00 for each short story submission will be entered. (Note: Electronic submissions required a two dollar ($2.00) transaction fee to be included with the entry fee).  After completing the transaction, send your poems and short stories electronically by email to the following address: 


3.  Entries sent electronically must be sent as email attachments in a word processing document such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Notepad, Word Perfect, Open Office Document.  Poetry Contest Entry or Writing Contest Entry must be typed in the subject line of the email.  The information requested on the entry form can be either included in the Word document or typed into the attached email.  If included in the Word document, entry form information should be on the first page. The entry must be on a separate page from the entry form information. 

4.  Multiple and simultaneous entries into both poetry and writing contest are accepted.

Important Notice
: Entrants cannot send payment by mail and submit electronically.  Either both payment and entry must be sent by mail or both must be sent electronically.

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