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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 to the winner. Deadline: Feb 11th

Quotes

You wish you would add any type of picture to it . Deadline: Feb 11th

Teen Superheroes

Teen Superheroes in superheroes school. Can be fanfiction or an original story. Any superpowers are welcome. There needs to be a threat/mission or superheroes training session the main characters need Deadline: Feb 11th

Which One is the One?

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

Etheree Poem

The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.




Contests That Close Tomorrow


Favorite painter

Write a 5-7-5 or 3-5-3 poem about your favorite painter and one painting.
-artwork allowed from the painter but the poem Must stand alone.
-plain black and white text and background
-description only: 5-7-5 contest entry or 3-5-3 contest entry
-no author's notes
-title must be the name of the painting
Have fun:) Deadline: Feb 12th

All Contests


Soul Writer

In under 150 words, define a "soul." You may write poetry or prose. Deadline: Feb 13th

Valentines Poetry

Write a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be humorous or a serious love poem. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 14th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 14th

Every Story Has A Beginning

Up for a challenge?

Enter the contest, then message me and you will receive an outline, story premise, or opening sentences to craft your story. This will include some characters that must be included into your story. It is up to you whether they will be the protagonists or not but they must feature in some meaningful way.

PROSE FICTION ONLY. MINIMUM 750 WORDS. YOUR PREMISE MUST ... Deadline: Feb 15th

Reviewing Contest

Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Feb 15th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Feb 16th

The Rant

Everyone has something that gets under their skin. Something that burrows in and really niggles away at them. Here's your chance to get it off your chest!

NON-FICTION PROSE ONLY. MINIMUM 500 words / MAXIMUM 1000 words.
Any topic, any presentation, just make it GOOD! Deadline: Feb 17th

A Classic Gothic Whodunit

Write about a fictional unsolved murder. A clever detective should lead the investigation into whodunit. Deadline: Feb 17th

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." Cash Prize. Deadline: Feb 20th

YANK 'E's MNEMONIC POEM #2

Simply combine the first letters of all 50 state capital cities with as many 'E's as you require to create a rhyming poem with a worthy message. Deadline: Feb 20th

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: Feb 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 to the winner. Deadline: Feb 22nd

Explaining death when a pet dies

This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. The poem must be a rhyming poem of at least 100 words. Deadline: Feb 22nd

Creative Poem

The topic for this poetry contest is: Alliteration based. Each stanza must have at least one alliteration in it.

Eg. Willy wants his wonderful wife to win his heart wholly.

The top twenty best writers, from 2015 at Fanstory of poetry,
books, scripts or stories cannot enter this contest, since they have won enough already.

Deadline: Feb 23rd

This Shade of Blue

See contest announcement Deadline: Feb 23rd

I started it... you finish it!

This is a poetry contest! Any kind of poetry, but the catch is:

You must start your poem with one of the first lines of one of my past poems! Ten of my favorites are listed. How would YOU rewrite it?

Deadline: Feb 27th

Rispetto Poetry Contest

A Rispetto is a complete poem of two rhyme quatrains with strict meter. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Feb 27th

entertaining angels

The topic for this poetry contest is: ENTERTAINING ANGELS.

Calling out the messengers. Write a poem about an encounter with angels, non-fiction or fiction. Contest voters will be asked to consider angels when making a choice for a winner. Use art work. Deadline: Feb 28th

Cleave Poetry

How to write and read a cleave poem

1. Read the left hand poem as a first discrete poem.
2. Read the right hand poem as a second discrete poem.
3. Read the whole as a third integrated poem.

Deadline: Feb 28th

Mercy

Write a poem, any form, any length about Mercy. Deadline: Feb 29th

Satirical dating profile

Write a rhyming poem introducing you (or a made up character) in a funny way as if it was on a dating profile.
Write it in first person.
Make it too honest, exaggerate, mention bad things, be sarcastic - but still try to sell yourself for a possible date.
Deadline: Mar 1st

Sending a Flower Bouquet

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement. Deadline: Mar 2nd

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. Deadline: Mar 3rd

Story of the Month

Each month a vote determines the Story of the Month. All stories posted during the month are automatically considered. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Mar 3rd

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! Cash Prize. Deadline: Mar 8th

Write About This

Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Mar 13th

PantyGynt, a new form

Try a fun and musical new form that was recently created by fellow Fanstorian PantyGynt. It has iambic meter, specific syllable count and rhyme scheme.
Deadline: Mar 14th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Mar 19th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Mar 25th

Easter Poetry Contest

Share a poem about Easter. It can be the Easter eggs, family celebration, or your faith - whatever you feel best represents this day. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Mar 27th

Butterfly In The Sky IX

Erotic story, chapter or novel. No minimum or maximum word count. Deadline: Mar 28th

Erotic Story

Write an erotic story. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Mar 29th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Mar 31st

Easter-ly Breeze

Easter is a very overlooked theme in the writing year. We all love Christmas, Halloween, and New Year's, but poor old Easter gets left to melt in the sunshine like a discarded chocolate egg. Time to rectify the situation. Write a piece of PROSE FICTION centred around the theme of Easter. Can be ANY genre, MINIMUM of 750 words. That's it! Enjoy... Deadline: Mar 31st

Easter-ly Breeze Too

Easter-ly Breeze Too

Easter is a very overlooked theme in the writing year. We all love Christmas, Halloween, and New Year's, but poor old Easter gets left to melt in the sunshine like a discarded chocolate egg. Time to rectify the situation. Write a piece of POETRY centred around the theme of Easter. MINIMUM of 12 lines. That's it! Enjoy...
Deadline: Mar 31st

Political Flash Fiction

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 "politics". Cash Prize. Deadline: Apr 5th

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: Apr 13th

3 Line Poem

Write a three-lined Katauta poem. A Katauta is an unrhymed poem of 17 or 19 syllables. It has the following syllable counts: 5/7/5 or 5/7/7.

Example:

By milky moonlight (5 syllables)
your silky skin upon mine (7 syllables)
ignites a great desire.(7 syllables)

"Touch" copyright 2012 Marie Summers Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Apr 18th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Apr 24th

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: Apr 29th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Apr 30th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 6th

Triolet Poetry

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 to the winner. Deadline: May 12th

Newbie 5-7-5

Write a poem that has three lines and follows a specific syllables count. View an example in the announcement. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 22nd

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? Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: May 28th

2-4-2 Poetry

Write a 2-4-2 syllable poem. It has three lines. The first line has 2 syllable, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line 2 syllable. The subject can be anything. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 6th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 12th

Blank Verse Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Blank Verse poem. A blank verse poem is written without rhymes and in 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: Jun 18th

Etheree Poetry

The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 24th

Quinzaine Poetry

A quinzaine is a 3 line poem that only has fifteen syllables. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jun 30th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jul 6th

What If?

For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character could hear the voices of people that had passed on to the next life? This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 12th