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Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Deadline: Tomorrow!

Tanka Poetry Contest
Deadline: Nov 7th

5-7-5 Poetry Contest
Deadline: Nov 14th

Horror Story Writing Contest
Deadline: Nov 21st

Novel Writing
Deadline: Nov 28th


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Class Begins: November 10th

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Class Begins: November 10th

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Class Begins: November 11th

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Writing Contests

We have an exciting poetry and writing contest lineup. 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.


Writing Prompt Contest
Laughter
Write a poem of any type that makes your reader laugh.
Deadline: Today!
Gothic Contest
Write a story based on the artwork shown in the announcement.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
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: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
A child's poem
A poem about a monster from a child's perspective. It may be written in any style of your choosing as long as it's between 12-20 lines. It may be a piece you have posted prior to this contest, but must not have been entered in a contest prior to this one.
Deadline: Today!


History Buff
Write a poem about a historical or mythological event or person.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Rhyming poem about suffering
Create a poem on the subject of "Why does God allow suffering" or Why people suffer, any length and style. Pictures may be used to enhance the thoughts and emotions.
Deadline: In 2 Days
A Way Station
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: In 5 Days
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: Nov 6th
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
The Earth Will Never Be the Same
While ice fishing with some friends, you discover an object that may alter the course of human events. It has been uncovered by the melting of the polar icecap.
Deadline: Nov 9th
Book of the Month
Each month one book chapter is selected to be the Book of the Month. A public vote determines the winner. All books posted during the month are automatically considered for this contest.
Deadline: Nov 9th
Hurting Someone
This is a topic based contest. You have hurt someone, what will you say to correct it.
Deadline: Nov 11th
Getting Home
A character is desperate to get home. Write a piece of flash fiction based on this premise in any genre: tragedy, comedy, satire, slapstick, sci-fi, fantasy, literary fiction. As long as it's prose, anything goes!

800-1200 words.
Deadline: Nov 13th
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
"She's Dead, You Know...?" II
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: Nov 15th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 21st
Novel Writing
For this contest up to three authors will be offered a publishing contract. Submit your synoposis and first three chapters to enter. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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). The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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? The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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
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: Jan 16th
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." This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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? This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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


This Sentence Starts The Story
For this writing contest write a story that starts with this sentence: "The silence, filled with hope, was shattered by ____" Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Mar 3rd
Pantoum
Write a pantoum poem for this contest. This is a poem with a specific format. A pantoum is a poem that is made up of quatrains. See an example in the announcement. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 9th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 15th
Trapped
Write a story about someone that is somehow trapped. Do they get out of the trap? Or not? What happens and to what lengths will they go to make things better? This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Mar 21st
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: Mar 28th


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 for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Apr 6th
A Poem About This
Write a poem based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Apr 13th
What's 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 for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Apr 20th
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: Apr 26th





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




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 contest.




Make your own rules for our Free Verse Poetry Contest.




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




Write a poem with only a few words for our Pantoum poetry contest.




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




Write a poem that somehow incorporates this image for our A Poem About This contest.




Write about your life or a part of your life for the contest What's Your Story?




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




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