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Novel Writing
Deadline: In 4 Days

Quatrain Poetry Contest
Deadline: Dec 3rd

No One Would Take It
Deadline: Dec 9th

What If?
Deadline: Dec 15th

Faith Poetry Contest
Deadline: Dec 22nd


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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
Witty, Animal 5-7-5
Write a witty (with pun or play on words) 5-7-5 poem, that entails/involves an animal. The 'pun-ier' the funnier.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Radio Talk Show
Write an entertaining talk show segment that begins "Hi. Long time listener, first time caller". This should be a dialogue between the caller and you, the talk show host. Topic is wide open. This can be a parody of current talk shows. For instance, after
"Hi. Long time listener, first time caller",
you could say, "Welcome aboard, Jodi from Iowa. Glad you called WHOA. I see you and your pet pig had a recent encounter with a UFO. What happened?"
Use your imagination and have some fun. Length is up to you. You can have more than one caller.
Deadline: Today!
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 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Oh, you are... are you?
Write a humorous free verse or free style poem about YOU, as though you are talking to yourself! Recommended (but not required) that you start every stanza (except your last stanza) with "You are..." . You may start your last stanza with whatever you choose. Your poem can be of any length and genre.
Deadline: In 2 Days
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: In 4 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 5 Days
BOOK Promo: Brag Page
BOOK PROMOTION. If you got it, flaunt it.
Deadline: In 6 Days
Poem of the Month
Each month one poem is selected to be the Poem of the Month. A public vote determines the winner. All poems posted during the month are automatically considered.
Deadline: In 6 Days


Waking up dead isn't that bad.
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: Dec 1st
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
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: Dec 4th
Tableau Poetry
Write a Tableau Poem. Only six lines, five syllables per line. See announcement for rules and examples.
Deadline: Dec 4th
Foiled Terrorist Plots
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 5th
FanStory Movie Parody
A movie parody using FanStory themes and situations. Minumum 1000 words, maximum 5000 words. Any genre.
Deadline: Dec 5th
Acrostic poem
Write an acrostic poem for this contest. An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word.
Deadline: Dec 8th
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? Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Dec 15th
Jr High or High School bullying
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 15th
Sentence Starter
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: Dec 20th
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
Christmas Story
For our Christmas story contest we are looking for stories that are holiday oriented. Creative approaches are welcomed. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th
Christmas Poetry
For our Christmas poetry contest we are looking for poems that somehow capture the experiences of this time of the year. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 25th
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
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: 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." 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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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? 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


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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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? Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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! This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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


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 "Worry" The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: May 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 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: May 14th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: May 21st





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.




Write a story for the holidays. Somehow include the holiday season in your Christmas Story entry.




Write a poem for the holidays. How will you approach our Christmas Poetry.




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




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.




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