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Faith

Write a story or essay about faith.


candle/s any type

The topic for this poetry contest is: candle/s any type
any type of poem as long as it at least 10 lines long

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: Aug 12th


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Tell me a joke that turns into a story

Make a joke a story


Bounty Hunter

The topic for this contest is: BOUNTY HUNTER


Rondel Poetry

This poem is the similar to the rondeau poem. The first and second lines repeat in the middle of the poem and at the end. Although only the first line repeats at the end. The rhyme scheme is normally ABba abAB abbaA(B). More information and an example.


Unexpected Romance

The topic for this contest is: Unexpected Romance. The story brings two people together, two people who don't necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them.


All Contests


Write a Poem about Pirates

Write a poem about Pirates. Any kind of poem is acceptable as long as it has a minimum of eight lines. Rhyming poetry only; no free verse. Deadline: In 2 Days

Two women sit at a deserted bar

Write a story using the premise two woman sit at an otherwise deserted bar. They share a secret. They strike up a friendship. Deadline: In 2 Days

Someone Else

You (or your character) wakes up and are someone different. Deadline: In 2 Days

clown and a unicycle

a poem about a clown and a unicycle in free verse or rhyme as long as you want Deadline: In 3 Days

The Drink

You (or your character) take a sip of a drink and feel different. What happens? Deadline: In 3 Days

Where is She Coming From?

Write a story that starts with the sentence: "Dearest, would this be of interest to you?" Deadline: In 3 Days

3 Line Poem

Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: In 4 Days

write A letter to some one you miss

The topic for this poetry contest is: a letter to some one you really miss

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: In 6 Days

Brett West Songwriting Contest

FanStory's only songwriting contest. Deadline: In 6 Days

Lyrics Make The Song Contest

Must be song lyrics only.

Can use one picture but NO music or other enhancements allowed. Deadline: In 6 Days

Sound

Write a story about a sound you've listened to which creates an image in your mind.Be as detailed as you like. No poetry. Deadline: Next Week.

a spider

The topic for this poetry is about a spider

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: Next Week.

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Next Week.

American Were woman

Write a story about a guy who deserves or doesn't deserve to be curse to change at the light of the full moon into a woman.... Deadline: Aug 5th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 7th

DwaRazy "word" Acrostic poem

Write a DwaRazy that uses the whole words from a title or quote to start each line of verse rather than just the first letter. Deadline: Aug 8th

Love, Compassion and Kindness

This is a freestyle poetry contest about the subjects of: Love, Compassion and Kindness and what it means for you.
Simply defined the topics are:
Love: An intense feeling of deep affection.
Compassion: Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.:
Kindness: The quality of being friendly, generous and considerate.
Deadline: Aug 9th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 11th

Poet's Choice--NO DQ

This is a poetry contest. The poet may choose any form and write on any topic. There will be no disqualifications. The poet may present their piece any way they wish. No rules. Deadline: Aug 13th

PAINT ME A DREAM

Vividly write about a dream you had once or had last night the choice is yours. The more descriptive words the better. I want the readers to see your dream almost as if they were looking at a picture you drew or a movie you directed. Deadline: Aug 13th

Character

A character can make a story. Write a story that is based on the scene pictured in this announcement. Cash Prize. Deadline: Aug 15th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 19th

Write a poem in Leonine rhyme

Refer to the contest description for the rules and example. Deadline: Aug 21st

True Story

Share a true story from your life. Write a story that shares a moment, an object, a feeling, etc. This does not have to be a profound memory, but should allow readers insight into your feelings, observations and/or thoughts. Use at least 100 words. No poetry. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 23rd

Lanturne Poetry

Write a five line poem. The syllable count is one, two, three, four, one. So the first line has one syllable, the second line has two, the third line has three syllables, fourth has four and the final line has one. Center your poem and this will usually result in a poem that looks like a lantern which is where the name of this poem comes from. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 27th

Break the Bank! Epic poem contest

Write a fictional epic poem of a great conflict. Minimum 100 lines to a maximum of 200 lines. Must rhyme, in quatrains, see rhyme schemes below. No free verse. Deadline: Aug 30th

Dragons

any type of poem about dragons 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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 31st

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: Sep 3rd

Nove Otto Poem

Write a poem with nine lines. Each line should have 8 syllables. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 7th

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: Sep 12th

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 17th

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? Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 22nd

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: Sep 27th

Sudden Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. Cash Prize. Deadline: Sep 30th

romantic dinner

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

ABAB Poetry Contest

Write a ABAB poem for this contest. This is a poem with a specific rhyme scheme. Read the announcement for a sample poem and the details. Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 4th

Katauta Poetry Contest

Write a poem that has three lines and a syllable count of either 5-7-5 or 5-7-7. The poem must address a lover. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 9th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 14th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 19th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 22nd

Nonet Poetry Contest

Write a nine line poem for this poetry contest. But you must count syllables. The first line of your poem will have 9 syllables. The second line has 8 syllables and the 7th line has seven. This continues until your final line which has one syllable. This contest has a cash prize. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 24th

What If?

For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if you (or your character - does not have to be first person) you were completely alone. No other human is reachable. How did you find yourself in this situation and what happens? Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 31st

Short Poem

For this contest you are to write a short poem. The poem should have exactly 20 syllables. You can structure it anyway you choose and choose the word count. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 20 syllables total. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 3rd

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using six words about any subject. Cash Prize. Deadline: Nov 7th

Romance Writing Contest

Write a story the brings two people together, two people who don't necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them. No length requirements. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 11th

David and Goliath theme poem

Write a poem of a somewhat vulnerable character against a powerful character - in the vein of David vs Goliath. However, please do not submit an actual David and Goliath poem. Come up with some new mismatch. Since it would be too easy to have the powerful one squash the underdog, the little guy has to win in the end. Deadline: Nov 12th

Loop Poetry Contest

A fun poetry type that requires you to use the last word of each sentence as the starting word of the next sentence. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 15th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 20th

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Nov 24th

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 30th

2-4-2 Poetry

Write a 2-4-2 syllable poem. It has three lines. The first line has 2 syllables, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line has 2 syllables again. The subject can be anything. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 3rd

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 6th

This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: Did you hear that? This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 8th

Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 12th

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! Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 16th

Four Line Poem

Write a four line poem that has a specific syllable count. The first line has 1 syllable, the second line has 5 syllables, the third line has 5 syllables, and the last line has 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 20th

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 29th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 4th

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