(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 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, Pacific Standard Time (PST). 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 SUMMER 2017 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?
postmarked deadline to submit all electronic entries and postal mail-in entries had been extended from August 15 to September
30, 2017 - 11:59 PM, CST.
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. Therefore,
all Poetry Contest and Writing Contest winners will be posted in the Dare to Dream pages, on November
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
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 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.
Enter the Contest Now
Andre L. West, Editor