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This Sentence Starts The Story
Deadline: Tomorrow!

Write About This
Deadline: In 6 Days

Acrostic Poetry Contest
Deadline: Sep 13th

Naani Poetry
Deadline: Sep 19th

ABAB Poetry Contest
Deadline: Sep 25th


Writing Classes

Writing Short Nonfiction
Class Begins: In 2 Days

Haiku and Senryu
Class Begins: September 6th

Poetry Tutorial
Class Begins: September 8th

Novel Endings
Class Begins: October 6th

Grammar Tips (SPAG)
Class Begins: October 13th

Children's Poetry
Class Begins: October 13th

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Writing Contests

We have an exciting poetry and writing contest lineup. All contests are free to writers. The writing contests shown in bold offer cash prizes. All other contests were created by site members and offer a friendly competition for member dollar prize pools.

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Writing Prompt Contest
Political Senryu
Write a Political Senryu 5-7-5



Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Haiku - Insects
Create a haiku about an insect or insects.

17 syllables OR LESS

short-long-short format

two INTERCONNECTED lines of concrete imagery followed by satori

title must be haiku(first line of poem)

minimal punctuation and capitalization - only for proper names

NO PERSONIFICATION.

ARTWORK WELCOME.
Deadline: Today!
This Sentence Starts The Story
For this writing contest write a story that starts with this sentence: "Is anyone here a doctor?" The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
MY COMPUTER DESK
Please write a RHYMED poem with the theme of your computer desk, and what is ON it (not inside or below it).

No food or drink items.

No photographs, pictures or personal letters/poems.

Minimum 80 words.
Maximum 180 words.

Word count must be included in 'Description' above Title, but nothing else there.

White background with plain black type - no highlighting, italics, etc.

No artwork.

No author notes.


Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
A Fairy Tale
Please write a RHYMED Fairy Tale.

May be sweet, or a little scary as many used to be.

Minimum 75 words.
Maximum 150 words

Word count must be shown in 'Description' above 'Title', but nothing else there.

STILL accompanying artwork OK (not flashing, moving or with background music), but none in the main body of the poem.

Plain text only, with no word highlighting, italics, etc.

Absolutely NO author notes.


Deadline: Today!


Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Death and life
Write a poem about how a dead person might feel after coming back to life after rigor mortis has set in.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
The best and worst of the internet
For this competition. Write in any form you wish about your favourite, or least favourite website.

Twitter, Facebook, or any other. Share your thoughts and experiences, good or bad, in poetry or story form.

No word limit.


Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Stuck in an elevator
Write a short story. The topic is: > Stuck in an elevator <. Minimum length 700 words. Maximum Length 4,000 words.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Write a Poem in Terza Rima
Write a poem in Terza Rima ONLY about any subject.The form of the Terza Rima is explained.
Deadline: In 5 Days
Write About This
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: In 6 Days
Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fan fiction story for Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. . Minimum words 2,500 - Maximum words: It's up to you!
Deadline: Sep 6th
single syllable story or poem
Write a story/poem
Deadline: Sep 7th
Exercise
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 8th
NATIONAL PARK 5/7/5
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. Follow the 5/7/5 format. Do not write about the trip to the park, how you packed, who went, etc. This is not a narrative about your summer trip.
Deadline: Sep 10th
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: Sep 11th
Gothic
Write a story based on the artwork shown in the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 11th
Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 12th
We Want To Know What Happened!
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join the list of bards who write ballads if you like, or not.
Deadline: Sep 13th
My Precious Puppy
Write a poem in any style about a puppy.
Deadline: Sep 13th
Serious Poets - Rhyme required
A tribute to The Dead Poets Society - First mentioned in the 1989 drama with the same name starring Robin Williams
Deadline: Sep 13th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 13th
Naani Poetry
For this contest you are challenged to write a Naani poem. Naani is a form of poetry with a specific syllable count. See the announcement for an example. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 19th
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 25th
Rondeau Redouble
A more complex form is the rondeau redoublé. This is also written on two rhymes, but in five stanzas of four lines each and one of five lines. Each of the first four lines (stanza 1) get individually repeated in turn once by becoming successively the
Deadline: Sep 28th


Love Poem Poetry Contest
Write a love poem. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be a humorous or a serious love poem. The choice is yours. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 3rd
Desperate
Write a story about someone who wants something desperately. Do they get their wish? What happens and to what lengths will they go to get their wish? This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 10th
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 16th
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 23rd
Flash Fiction Writing Contest
In 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 "Lost" The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Nov 7th
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 14th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 21st
Novel Writing
For this contest three authors will be offered a publishing contract. Submit your synoposis and first three chapters to enter. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 28th


Quatrain Poetry Contest
Write a Quatrain poem for this contest. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 3rd
No One Would Take It
"No one was going to take ______ away from me." Write a story that uses this sentence somewhere in the story. Replace the blank space with a word of your choice (such as it, him or her). Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Dec 9th
What If?
For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character awoke and didn't know where he or she was? Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Dec 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 22nd
Lune Poetry Contest
A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 28th


Triolet Poetry Contest
Write a Triolet poem for this contest. A triolet is a poem of only eight lines with a rhyme scheme. Read the announcement for a sample poem and the details. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 7th
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 12th
New Arrival 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." The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 22nd
Trust Writing Contest
Trust is a dangerous thing to give someone when it's your life that hangs in the balance. That is the theme of this contest. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 28th
Butterfly In The Sky V
Erotic story or novel to be written by you! There is no word limit for this contest it can be as short as you would like or as long as you would like. Have fun with the story.
Deadline: Jan 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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 4th
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 11th
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? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 18th
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 25th





For our This Sentence Starts The Story you are challenged to write a story that starts with the sentence we provide.




Write a story that uses this image for our Write About This




Write an acrostic poem for this contest. Read the announcement for an example of this type of poem.




Write a poem with only a few words for our Naani Poetry.




Write a poem for our ABAB Poetry Contest.




Write a non-fiction story or essay for our Non-Fiction Writing Contest.




The challenge of flash fiction is to tell a complete story in which every word is absolutely essential. Write a story with a specific word count for our Flash Fiction Writing Contest.




Write a poem with a specific format for our Tanka Poetry Contest.




For our 5-7-5 Poetry Contest you've got a tight deadline. This contest is free to enter for new members to FanStory.com.




Put your reader on the edge of their seat for our Horror Story Writing Contest.




Publishing contracts go to the winners of the Novel Writing writing contest.




Write a poem that incorporates the topic of faith for our Faith Poetry Contest.




Challenge yourself for our ABC Poetry Contest.




Write a story that starts with the sentence provided for our New Arrival Contest. A contest created for new writers to the site.




Write a poem that tells a story for our Share A Story In A Poem.




Make your own rules for our Free Verse Poetry Contest.




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