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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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 29th



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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 The winner takes away a cash prize. 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

Kiss

Please write a RHYMED poem based on the theme of a kiss/kisses. Could be romantic or light-hearted, but must be from a human's point of view.
MIN 50 WORDS
MAX 250 WORDS Deadline: Aug 31st

Christmas Song

Write a modern Christmas song. Humorous or serious. Deadline: Aug 31st

Pet Peeves ? 300-words-max

Pet Peeves; 300-words-max

Write in any prose or poetry form what your pet peeves are.

I limit the word count to 300 so Fan Story readers will read it, and all entries will be accepted so the purse is worth competing for ... $90

Think LACONIC.
Deadline: Aug 31st

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 1st

Reviewing Contest

Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 1st

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 5th

If I was in charge....

This is a topic based contest. Write a commentary/essay/story based on the topic provided in the announcement. Deadline: Sep 7th

Suspense

It's pretty obvious. Just write a suspense story. Try lots of cliff hangers and suspense scenes. Deadline: Sep 9th

ElfQuest

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.

Minimum words 800 max up to the author...

NO POETRY Deadline: Sep 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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Sep 9th

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

Switch in Alternate Universe BDSM

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Sep 11th

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: Sep 11th

Without the trimmings

Write a poem, any style or length - which has no music or sound effects, no animation, colors or images. See the contest description. Deadline: Sep 12th

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 linehas 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 12th

Political Poem

The topic for this poetry contest is: Politics

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: Sep 14th

Falling in love

Describe falling in love. Any type of poetry. Deadline: Sep 16th

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

Star-Crossed Lovers

The topic for this contest is: Star-crossed lovers. The star-crossed love deeply, but must part due to circumstances beyond their control. (Think Romeo and Juliet.) The affair cannot end happily, although it need not end in death. FICTION ONLY. NO POETRY. 1000 word minimum, no maximum. No sexual scenes that would require a site warning.

Deadline: Sep 20th

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". 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

Best chapter in non published book

For authors that are not published, but really putting in an effort, please share the best chapter of your non-published book. It could be any genre.

We, who are not published, and feel that no one gives us a chance---please let this be our chance to shine and show our skills as authors!! Thank you to FSR!! Deadline: Sep 30th

work challenges

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

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. Deadline: Oct 1st

Psalmist Too

This is a topic based contest. Write a Psalm using the information provided in the announcement. Only one entry per writer for this contest. Deadline: Oct 4th

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. This contest has a cash prize. 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. Enter for your chance at the 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 24th

Your best Halloween or Scary Story!

New entries only

No poetry

No Non-fiction

No memoirs

No blood, or guts.

I'm looking for psychological terror like the old fashioned horror movies from the 40's and 50's.

Word count: 750 words - 3000 words

The entry must be a complete story with a beginning, middle, and a ending. Deadline: Oct 31st

Newbie 5-7-5

Write a poem that has three lines and follows a specific syllables count. View an example in the announcement. 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

Halloween Poetry Contest

For our Halloween Poetry Contest we are looking for poems that somehow capture the fun, horror or excitement of this time of the year. This contest is for poems of all types and for poets of all skill levels.

The deadline is Halloween. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 31st

Halloween Horror

Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween writing contest. The story can have a Halloween theme or you can use your imagination to create a story that will put your readers on edge. Cash Prize. 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. 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? Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 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: Nov 17th

What If?

For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character woke up in a cell. Cash Prize. Deadline: Nov 22nd

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 27th

Blank Verse Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Blank Verse poem. A blank verse poem is written without rhymes in an iambic meter. It is a poetic form that is often used in narrative and dramatic poetry. It was popularized by William Shakespeare. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 2nd

Orphan love

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Dec 5th

Etheree Poetry

The Etheree poem has 10 lines with a specific syllable count. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 8th

Quinzaine Poetry

A quinzaine is a 3 line poem that only has fifteen syllables. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 14th

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: Dec 20th

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: Dec 28th

Nightclub

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

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 9th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 13th

Write About This

Write About ThisWrite a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 17th

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: Jan 24th

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." Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jan 28th

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: Feb 2nd

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! This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 7th