That being said, I started thinking about other possibilities for writing contests and did come across a few online. Writer’s Digest has a bunch of different contests broken down by genre including poetry, science fiction, young adult, and romance. There is a website called WritersViews.com that has a listing of FREE writing contests for this year and next and Poets & Writers has a few contests available as well.
The contest that I entered last month (and plan on continuing to enter as long as I can find the right inspiration) is a subgroup under the Aspiring Writers Group on LinkedIn. There is a monthly short story contest and a poetry contest which run for roughly 15 days each so as not to overlap with each other. Each one offers a short prompt and from there you’re pretty much free to go where you please. I would love to see your words up there soon!