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.


Spanish Train
Be inspired. Create a story using the given piece for inspiration. The more creative the better!
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Short and Colorful
Write a poem which incorporates at least two colors. The idea is to use colors to infer meaning. Poem may be rhyming or not.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
HOrror
Write a short flash fiction story between 100 to 200 words based on the themes specified in contest details.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Disco Inferno Poem
For all of you disco fans... Write a poem of any form or style in appreciation of the disco era. Burn baby, burn!
Deadline: Today!
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 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
Behind The Door
Write a poem that describes what is behind the door. Any type of poetry welcomed.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Twitter Glitter
Explain effective TWITTER usage in less than 2000 words.
Deadline: In 5 Days
favorite gardens
For those with green thumbs or garden lovers, where is your favorite garden? Why is it wonderful? What do you plant in your garden? Do you share flowers with others? Create a non-fiction story.
Deadline: In 5 Days
My First Win!
A contest for anyone who has not won a Fanstory contest before.
Write a prose piece in any style about any topic.
Deadline: In 6 Days


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
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: May 7th
Prose Reviewing
Review a short piece of prose. The most accurate and helpful review wins the prize!
Deadline: May 9th
Let's Go Greek!
Write a traditional sonnet that is either based on Greek mythology or somehow incorporates Greek mythology.
Deadline: May 10th
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
Sarah Lost Her Mama
Write a soothing story/ poem for children dealing with death and bereavement.
Deadline: May 20th
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: May 21st
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: May 28th


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: Jun 5th
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: Jun 11th
New Arrival Poetry
Write an acrostic poem for this contest for new members to the site. 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: Jun 17th
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: Jun 24th
Dear Atheists
This is a topic based contest. Write a letter to an Atheist about how you feel about how they are treating Christians but be respectful to both sides.
Deadline: Jun 29th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jun 30th


Alliterative verse
Write a poem on any subject of your choice using the traditional form of alliterative verse. Maximum length 50 lines.
Deadline: Jul 1st
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: Jul 7th
Ask A Question
Write a poem where the first line of each stanza asks a question. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 14th
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: Jul 14th
1-6-1 Poetry Contest
Write a 1-6-1 syllable poem. It has three lines. The first line has 1 syllable, the second one 6 syllables and the last line 1 syllable. The subject can be anything. However the three lines have to rhyme. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jul 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: Jul 21st
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: Jul 27th
Veronica Roth: Divergent Series
For those who like to write about the world Veronica Roth created. Let your imagination go wild!

Minimum length 1,500 words. There is no maximum length.
Deadline: Jul 30th


What If?
For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character discovered he or she had a superpower. What is the superpower and what happens after the discovery. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Aug 5th
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: Aug 13th
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: Aug 20th
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: Aug 27th
Romantic story
Story about Romantic gesture main character show to their lover either to confess feeling, celebrate bithday or anniversary or to propose
Deadline: Aug 31st
Romantic story
Story about Romantic gesture main character show to their lover either to confess feeling, celebrate bithday or anniversary or to propose
Deadline: Aug 31st


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: Sep 2nd
Blank Verse Poetry Contest
Write a blank verse poem for this contest. A blank verse poem is written without rhymes. It does have a set metrical pattern. See the details in the announcement. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 9th
Bow your heads
Write a story of any type. The only requirement is at some point someone must say: "And now bow your heads." You may continue the sentence if you prefer. But the sentence must start with those five words. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 16th
Writing Prompt Contest
Your Body
Write a poem of any type about your body.
Deadline: Sep 22nd
Ghost
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 23rd
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: Sep 28th





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.




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




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




Write a poem that follows the format specified in the announcement for our New Arrival Poetry. A contest specifically 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.




Write a poem with only a few words for our 1-6-1 Poetry Contest poetry contest.




Write a poem for our What If?.




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




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




Challenge yourself for our ABC Poetry Contest.




Write a story that uses this image for our Ghost




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




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