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Reviewing Contest

Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jun 1st

You're having a grand child

Most people describe happy moments simply. In reality, they are complicated. We cry at weddings. Why? Because we are happy for them. If we are older there is another reason. They picked the person who is going to help them through life. No life is uncomplicated. This person has to be the one who will love them through the difficult times, not just the celebration of the wedding. We so hope t...


Symbolism

This should be a fun contest to enter. Write a poem about the symbols used in print, such as question mark , comma, period, etc. and use the symbols you name.( See my contest entry) You can either choose one and write an ode to it or mention three or more in a poem of any kind..
Math symbols are also allowed.


Comic Super Hero of the Future

I would like for this to be a story. The character needs to be described, and an event of the character's skills in action needs to be the story. Please limit this story to 2000 words.


Happy Poems

Think about happiness and write a happy poem. It can be any style, free verse or rhyme.




Contests That Close Tomorrow


Paint me a scene

In three rhyming quatrains show us evil at work. Choose one piece of artwork from Fanart. Music ok. Deadline: Jun 2nd

Poetry For Sarah

Pick a chapter in the book "2nd Time Around" by teols2016 (the book is fully posted on FS.) Write a poem of any type about the chapter. Note which chapter you picked in the author's notes. The prologue and epilogue are fair game. Best of luck and have fun.


SweetLinda Pic

Write a poem or short story about your favorite write or Fan Art of SweetLinda. It can be about her writing abilities, the art itself, or what the poem means in your book. Please list your choice in the contest notes. Fun is a must.


Judiverse Blesses FanStory Universe

Look up Judiverse and pick your favorite write and pen a story or poem about how she writes or that she writes about or what you admire. Please List her work used in the notes. Mandatory Fun.:)))


sandramitchell

Pick a poem written by sandramitchell or write about the most amazing authoress herself. It can also be a story if you wish. Pick a picture of SweetLinda at FanArt to use if one is used. Select Fun too.....


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Tonights Blue Moon June 21-22 2016

Write a Trisect poem in a sense of relational too or association between, Mars, Jupiter, and Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, and your life. AKA Blue Moon.


Deadline: Jun 3rd

The Cranial Thinker

Cranial Thinker is a fellow writer here on FanStory. I would like you to go to their page and pick a write or many and pen a story or poem about them. If you are already familiar with them you can write about our fellow author as well. Make the scope of reading and writing by getting to know those that have their own individual creative pen. Deadline: Jun 3rd

misscookie worth the lookie lookie

One of our fellow authoresses on FanStory is most beautiful, glowing, co-worker and friend here. Go and read her work and write about those or the poetess herself. You can write a short story, a poem, one line even. Show the support of those who write as we all do. Broaden the horizon. Deadline: Jun 3rd

damommy is queen

Write a poem or short piece about damommy and that you like or take one of the writings she has mastered and write on that. Please list the piece and mandatory fun. Deadline: Jun 3rd

2-4-2 Poetry

Write a 2-4-2 syllable poem. It has three lines. The first line has 2 syllable, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line 2 syllable. The subject can be anything. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 6th

6 Word Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction piece of 500-1000 words using the following words:

-- doorbell -- cheap -- company -- discover-- raspberry -- kitchen --

Remember, true 'flash fiction' is not about a 'snippet of time', it's a WHOLE STORY, but in a condensed form. It still has a story arc, and a beginning, middle (climax) and an ending. Deadline: Jun 11th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jun 12th

Don't Quote Me

Choose one of the supplied movie quotes and write a complete story using it as your theme. You don't have to use the quote but it must be relatable. ANY GENRE. COMPLETE STORY. FICTION ONLY. Min 800 words. Deadline: Jun 13th

Pocket Billiards

Pocket Billiards how tempo and rhythm effect us differently than precise understanding of a process

Write a poem that somehow incorporates the topic. The poem does not have to be specifically about the topic and creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner. Deadline: Jun 14th

Grab Me, Thrill Me, Make Me Read 2

Create a grabbing tag line, and back cover blurb for an original piece of work. Grab the reader's attention from the start.
FICTION ONLY. MAX 250 WORDS. Deadline: Jun 14th

This Shade Of Blue II

Write a love poem, any style, four stanzas minimum. Deadline: Jun 16th

Fanstory

This is a topic based contest. Write an essay based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Jun 16th

Three Stanzas

Three stanzas only with the following syllable count:

5,5,5,2
5,5,5,2
5,5,5,2

It is to be fantasy/fiction. Go ahead and have some fun!! Deadline: Jun 18th

Blank Verse Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Blank Verse poem. A blank verse poem is written without rhymes and in iambic meter. It is a poetic form that is often used in narrative and dramatic poetry. It was popularized by William Shakespeare. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jun 18th

I Just Didn't Know

This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence. Deadline: Jun 21st

If it hadn't been for...

This contest challenged writers to start a story with a partial sentence, which they are to complete. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence. Deadline: Jun 21st

Free Form Memorial Day Poem

Free Form Memorial Day poem Deadline: Jun 22nd

Etheree Poetry

The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jun 24th

A fella walked into a ...

The topic for this contest is: Your fictional character walks into a ... You fill in the details and tell me what happens as a result. Character can be male or female, even nonhuman.

Creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.

Minimum length 700 words. Maximum Length 2,000 words. Deadline: Jun 24th

Write a Shakespearean Sonnet

See contest announcement. Deadline: Jun 25th

Good oh USA

The topic for this poetry contest is: ENTER TOPIC. What makes country or our great I don't care if you use faith with it.

Write a poem that somehow incorporates the topic. The poem does have to be specifically about the topic and creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner. Deadline: Jun 27th

Nature and God

The topic for this contest is: ENTER TOPIC. Nature and God working together.

Write a story that somehow incorporates the topic. The poem does have to be specifically about the topic. But should clearly incorporate the topic into the poem.

Creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.

Deadline: Jun 27th

BDSM Switch MC turn sub

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Jun 30th

Romantic Erotica

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Jun 30th

Quinzaine Poetry

A quinzaine is a 3 line poem that only has fifteen syllables. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 30th

Love Poem Poetry Contest

Write a love poem. All forms of poetry accepted. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be humorous or serious. The choice is yours. But it must clearly be a love poem. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jul 6th

What If?

For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character could hear the voices of people that had passed on to the next life? Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jul 12th

Free Verse Poetry Contest

Write a free verse poem. This is a method of writing poetry that does not follow any structure or style. See an example and details in the announcement. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jul 18th

Non-Fiction Writing Contest

We are looking for personal essays, memoirs, and works of literary non-fiction. It can be spiritual, political, or funny. Creative approaches welcomed. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jul 23rd

ABC Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a ABC poem. ABC poetry has five lines and often is used to express feelings. See the announcement for an example. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jul 28th

Switch in Alternate Universe BDSM

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Jul 31st

AU people are value base on succes

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Jul 31st

Newbie Writing Contest

For our New Arrival "This Sentence Starts The Story" contest we challenge you to write a story that starts with this sentence: "Hell found me." Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 3rd

Write About This

Write About ThisWrite a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 3rd

Cinquain Poetry

Write an "Cinquain" poem for this contest. A cinquain poem is a poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 9th

Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 15th

Share Your Story

A memoir gives us the ability to write about our life. But you can write about life with the option to create and fabricate and to make sense of a life, or part of that life. Write a piece of your life! Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 22nd

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

For this contest you are to write a short poem. It should only have three lines. But the structure is that of a Haiku. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. Write about anything. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 27th

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them.

One entry per person. New entries only. No poetry. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 - 3,500 words Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 31st

Vampire or/and Knifeplay kink

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Aug 31st

Tanka Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem. Tanka is a form of poetry with a specific syllable count. See the announcement for an example. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 5th

Romance Story

Romance is one of the most popular forms of writing. The challenge for this writing contest is to write a romance story. No poetry. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 - 3,500 words. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 10th

Antonym Poetry Contest

Write a poem with the following format. A four line poem. The first line is only one word. Second and third line can be formatted as you wish. The last line is the antonym of the word on the first line. Words that are opposite or nearly opposite in meaning are called antonyms. Examples are big and small, or long and short. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 16th

Paranormal Flash Fiction

Political Flash FictionIn this flash fiction contest we are challenging writers to write a flash fiction piece that is between 500 and 800 words on the topic provided. The topic is "paranormal". Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 21st

3 Line Poem

Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 26th

Acrostic Poetry Contest

Write an acrostic poem. An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. View an example in the announcement. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 1st

Character

A character can make a story. Write a story that based on the scene pictured in this announcement. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 5th

Faith Poetry Contest

The theme for this poetry contest is "faith". We are looking for poems that in some way pertain to this theme. It doesn't matter if it's spiritual, political, intellectual or emotional as long as faith is clearly represented.

This contest is for poems of all types and for poets of all skill levels. One entry per person. New entries only. Poetry only. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 11th

Palindrome Poetry

A palindrome is a word (or sentence) that reads the same backwards as forward. So "Madam" is a palindrome. For a palindrome poem you incorporate it into your poem but do so with the sentences. See an example in the announcement. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 18th

Lune Poetry Contest

A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 24th

Newbie 5-7-5

Write a poem that has three lines and follows a specific syllables count. View an example in the announcement. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 31st

Deep depression and help

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Oct 31st

Share A Story In A Poem

In this contest you are challenged to write a poem that tells a story and also rhymes. We've included examples of this type of poetry storytelling in the announcement. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 5th

Haiku Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Haiku poem. Haiku is a form of poetry that only uses three lines. Can you paint a mental image using only three lines? This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 11th