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Sonnet Poetry Contest
Deadline: Tomorrow!

This Sentence Starts The Story
Deadline: Aug 31st

Write About This
Deadline: Sep 5th

Acrostic Poetry Contest
Deadline: Sep 13th

Naani Poetry
Deadline: Sep 19th


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This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Acrostic Poetry
Write an acrostic poem. Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title. See an example in the announcement.

Deadline: Today!
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: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
Sharks! Haiku
Write a haiku on the subject of sharks. I mean the sharks that habitate in the ocean, not the human kind (lol)

17 syllables OR LESS
Picture a moment or scene using concrete images
3 lines (GENERALLY short/long/short)
2 grammatically-connected lines and 1 fragment. (This "satori" may be either line 1 or line 3)
NO ARTWORK (let words paint the picture)
Use present tense
No end rhymes
A subtle metaphor is okay
No personification
No author notes
Minimal punctuation
No capitals (except "I" and proper names)
Title like this: haiku (first line of poem)


Deadline: Today!
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: In 3 Days
School's out
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Birthday Bang II
This is a topic based contest (Erotic Birthday). Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 3 Days
You Can See the Wheels Turning
Crazy Things Kids Do.
Deadline: In 4 Days
Exercise
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 5 Days
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: In 6 Days
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: Aug 28th
When Children Smile!
A children's story in a poem.
Any rhyming scheme.
Artwork acceptable.
Ages up to fourteen.
Deadline: Aug 28th
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: Aug 29th
What Happened Here?
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: Aug 30th
This Sentence Starts The Story
For this writing contest write a story that starts with this sentence: "Is anyone here a doctor?" This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 31st


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 1st
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: Sep 5th
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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 25th


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? Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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" Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. 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). 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. 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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." Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 28th


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? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Feb 18th





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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