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
In Her Shoes
In my book "A Rose from the Ashes" the main characters Xantara endures tremendous abuse from the cities of her town. They claim that Xantara is a Witch and is a agent from the devil. Yet, a man from space claims that she?s an alien with magikal powers and doesn?t even belong on Earth. Now I want you to think. If you were in Xantara?s shoes would you unleash your powers on the people of Ireland or would you control yourself and go with the man? In 5,000 words or less I then want you to explain why you picked the path you chose. May you continue to bloom my rosebuds.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Recently Married (senryu)
Please write a senryu-type poem that consists of three lines in a syllable count or 5-7-5. No author notes.

The theme of the contest must be adhered to, as in 'Recently Married'.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Beautiful Creatures
Write a short essay about an animal - maximum 300 words. It can be a beloved pet or a wild animal you admire. The photo you include should be of the animal, or type of animal, you are describing.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Mirror Poem
We look in the mirror everyday. What do we see when we see ourselves? Write a poem about what you see when you look in the mirror. It can be as straightforward or abstract as you'd like. Creative responses and free-form poems are encouraged.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
False Hope
False Hope
Created
By
K. Lorraine

Write up to 500 words ? but no less than 100 words? about the subject? and how YOU encountered a situation of ?false hope.? How did you react? What did you take away with you from the experience? Did you learn anything?

The contest is Prose only and it must be written in the non-fiction categories of medicine, politics, religion, economics, law, feedback from a contest entry, or any other situation that could put you in a position of false hope.

Art work is allowed. In the heading? add your word count and note the category of your story. Some category ideas are listed above.

False hope is generally built around a fantasy, a hope that has no knowable chance of coming to fruition..

Creating false hope is a fallacy, especially of those who are gullible or lost.

The exploitation and creation of false hope in other people for material or mental ? emotional control is at the core of many of the scams found in medicine, politics, religion, economics, law, and many other fields.

Your story can be insightful, or tragic. It can be profound, simple, or any category that works for you... but, YOU, must somehow be connected to the incident of False Hope.

Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Stuck in an elevator
Write a short story. The topic is: > Stuck in an elevator <. Minimum length 700 words. Maximum Length 4,000 words.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Unrequited Love
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
I want to feel your pain...Love can be beautiful but unkind if not returned.
Have fun!
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Sense of Place Short Story
Write a 400 to 700 word essay describing a place. This should be a descriptive short story, make sure you describe the place very well. This place you are describing can not be a place in your imagination, dreams, ext. It has to be a real place, preferably a place you know very well. You do not have to have been to this place, and this can be a made up story. Be creative and descriptive!
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Reactions
Write a scene in which your main character receives a strange looking letter beat up with stains on its cover. The letter has no return address. What's in it? How does your character react to the contents once it is opened and why?
Deadline: In 3 Days
100 Word Horror
In 100 words, write a horror story with a conflict, distinctive plot (or storyline), and a resolution (or definitive ending). It must be exactly 100 words.
Deadline: In 4 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 4 Days
Twitter Glitter
Explain effective TWITTER usage in less than 2000 words.
Deadline: In 5 Days
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: In 6 Days


Create an ode to anything you want
Write an ode on any subject that is not human or animal.
Deadline: Jun 1st
Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Jun 1st
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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 5th
Start this Chapter / Story
You will be given the end of the chapter / story and must write the preceding events, leading to this point. A minimum of 500 additional words and the work must be fiction.
Deadline: Jun 9th
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
Your monthly horoscope
Create a horoscope that is full of humor and at the same time credible.
700 words min.
1000 words max.
Deadline: Jun 11th
A Suicide Note
The topic of this contest is to write a suicide note. Prose fiction only, no poetry. 300 words maximum.
Deadline: Jun 15th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jun 17th
Writing Prompt Contest
Your Body
Write a poem of any type about your body.
Deadline: Jun 22nd
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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." This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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


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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Sep 16th
Ghost
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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
Dear God
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. This is a poetry contest and your feelings about God either good or bad or a combination of both.
Deadline: Sep 30th


Romantic story
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 2nd
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: Oct 2nd
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: Oct 8th
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: Oct 14th
Antonym Poetry Contest
Write 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 (opposite meaning) of the word on the first line. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 20th
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 "fear" The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 27th
Soulmate
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 31st


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: Nov 3rd
Thoughts about God.
Write a poem/psalm about your feelings toward God. Any type of poem or psalm is ok. It can be about any kind of feelings you have toward God. That includes the good, bad and ugly.
Deadline: Nov 17th





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




Write a story that uses this image for our Write About This




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.




Write a poem with a specific format for our Tanka Poetry 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.




Put your reader on the edge of their seat for our Horror Story Writing Contest.




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