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Share A Story In A Poem
Deadline: In 6 Days

Free Verse Poetry Contest
Deadline: Aug 7th

Haiku Poetry Contest
Deadline: Aug 15th

Sonnet Poetry Contest
Deadline: Aug 21st

This Sentence Starts The Story
Deadline: Aug 31st


Writing Classes

Start Your Novel
Class Begins: August 4th

Grammar Tips (SPAG)
Class Begins: August 11th

Poetry Tutorial
Class Begins: August 11th

Understanding Poetry
Class Begins: August 12th

Rhyme and Meter in Poetry
Class Begins: August 12th

Writing Short Nonfiction
Class Begins: September 1st

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Writing Contests

We have an exciting poetry and writing contest lineup. All contests are free to writers. 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.

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Writing Prompt Contest
War
Write a story where a character is in war or is about to be in war. Fiction or non-fiction.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
That hair-rising review
Write a 5-7-5 reply to the "rough" review you just received.


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: Tomorrow!
The Sequel
Write a sequel to one of your one-shot stories previously posted on Fanstory.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Found It
Write a story where your character found something that impacts his or her life. Maximum word count: 2,000 words.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Junk in the trunk
Make a list of items in the trunk of your car and use them to tell a story.
Deadline: In 5 Days
Blitz Poetry (Take a Trip)
Write a Blitz Poem. Topic is 'Take a Trip'. See contest announcement for rules and an example.
Deadline: In 5 Days
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: In 6 Days
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: In 6 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: Aug 1st
Multiple Form Madness
A piece that uses at least three different forms of poetry. The choice is that of the entrants. These will be recognized forms such as haiku, sonnet, clarity poem, limerick etc. Explain in author's notes what you have used.
Deadline: Aug 3rd
The Revelations
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 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: Aug 7th
Digger's Folly
While enlarging a garden you've had for years on your property, you suddenly uncover an old tombstone. Do you keep digging, cover it up, etc.
Deadline: Aug 7th
Exercise
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 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: Aug 15th
Come here often?
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 20th
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: Aug 21st
Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fan fiction story for Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. . Minimum words 2,500 - Maximum words: It's up to you!
Deadline: Aug 23rd
School's out
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: Aug 23rd
Birthday Bang II
This is a topic based contest (Erotic Birthday). Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 23rd
This Sentence Starts The Story
For this writing contest write a story that starts with this sentence: "Is anyone here a doctor?" The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 31st


Write About This
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 5th
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: Sep 13th
Naani Poetry
For this contest you are challenged to write a Naani poem. Naani is a form of poetry with a specific syllable count. See the announcement for an example. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 19th
ABAB Poetry Contest
Write a ABAB poem for this contest. This is a poem with a specific rhyme scheme. Read the announcement for a sample poem and the details. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 25th


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: Oct 3rd
Desperate
Write a story about someone who wants something desperately. Do they get their wish? What happens and to what lengths will they go to get their wish? The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 10th
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: Oct 16th
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: Oct 23rd
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 "Lost" This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 31st


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 poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 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: Nov 14th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 21st
Novel Writing
For this contest three authors will be offered a publishing contract. Submit your synoposis and first three chapters to enter. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 28th


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
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). This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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
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: Dec 22nd
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
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." Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Jan 28th





Write a poem that tells a story for our Share A Story In A Poem.




Make your own rules for our Free Verse Poetry Contest.




For our This Sentence Starts The Story you are challenged to write a story that starts with the sentence we provide.




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




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




Write a poem with only a few words for our Naani Poetry.




Write a poem for our ABAB Poetry Contest.




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




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.




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.




Challenge yourself for our ABC Poetry Contest.




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




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