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ABAB Poetry Contest
Deadline: In 3 Days

Love Poem Poetry Contest
Deadline: Oct 3rd

Desperate
Deadline: Oct 10th

Minute
Deadline: Oct 16th

Non-Fiction Writing Contest
Deadline: Oct 23rd


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My child, life is about____.
A poem to a child explaining what has value in life. This challenge is for anyone that has never won a contest before.
Deadline: Today!
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: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Witty animal 5-7-5 contest
Write a 5-7-5 poem. it has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again.
The subject is a witty animal poem. No other rules apply.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
A Typical Day
In 100 words, or less, describe a typical day in your life. You can embellish a bit--for entertainment purposes--but try to keep it as factual as possible. Show us what it's like to walk in your shoes. Have fun with it!
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Unexpected Romance
The topic for this contest is: Unexpected Romance. The story brings two people together, two people who don't necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Emotional Dependency
Write a poem about being emotionally dependent on some you love and then how you overcome the ties of that dependency.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Two women sit at a deserted bar
Write a story using the premise two woman sit at an otherwise deserted bar. They share a secret. They strike up a friendship.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Bounty Hunter
The topic for this contest is: BOUNTY HUNTER
Deadline: In 2 Days
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: In 3 Days
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: In 3 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
We Want To Know What Happened!
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join the list of bards who write ballads if you like, or not.
Deadline: In 5 Days
Rondeau Redouble
A more complex form is the rondeau redoublé. This is also written on two rhymes, but in five stanzas of four lines each and one of five lines. Each of the first four lines (stanza 1) get individually repeated in turn once by becoming successively the
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: Sep 29th


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: 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? This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 10th
The Great Pumpkin and Charlie Brown
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 12th
Halloween game show
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 13th
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" Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
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. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 28th


Quatrain Poetry Contest
Write a Quatrain poem for this contest. Read the announcement for a sample poem. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
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). 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? The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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
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: 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." This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
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
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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 ____" The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
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





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 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.




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 poem with only a few words for our Pantoum.




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