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Q: How does the contest work?

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?


A: 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 - SUMMER 2017?


A: The postmark deadline to submit all electronic entries and postal mail-in entries is August 15, 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 SUMMER 2017 contest winners be announced?


A: The SUMMER 2017 contest winners notification and publication date will be October 16, 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 - Winter 2016 - 2017?


A: The Winter 2016 - 2017 postmark deadline to submit all poems and short stories electronically or via postal mail was January 31, 2017, at 11:59 PM, CST.


Q: When will you publish all of the Winter 2016 - 2017 Poetry & Writing Contest winners?


 A: The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - Winter 2016 - 2017  winners publishing date will be on March 26, 2017. 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? 


A: 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.

Q: 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.

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Contact: Andre L. West, Editor

Email: alwest56@hotmail.com