Free Verse Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest
Write a free verse poem. This is a method of writing poetry, which does not essentially follow any structure or style. There is no fixed meter and no structure regarding rhyme and lines in each stanza.

Examples of Free Verse can be found in the writing of Walt Whitman.

"Song of Myself"
excerpt from the poem by Walt Whitman

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
I loaf and invite my soul,
I lean and loaf at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.


One entry per person. New entries only. Free verse poetry only.

The winners will be selected by the FanStory.com Contest Committee. A winner will be announced approximately one to two weeks after the deadline passes. The decision is final.


The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. Second place will win twenty-five member dollars. Third place ten member dollars.

Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST.



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This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest.

One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile.

Cash prizes delivered by PayPal. Winners also have the option to choose a Visa Gift Card (US residents only) or Amazon Gift Card (where available).

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It's easy to get started. We only ask four questions to get you started.