Contests That Close Soon
Joan D'arcSaint Joan was burnt at the stake in 1431. She was a warrior and soldier who became possessed by God and three Archangels to change the circumstances of war. She was obsessive and overpowering. Deadline: Today!
RondeletWrite a rondelet.
The Rondelet is a French form consisting of a single septet with two rhymes and one refrain: AbAabbA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats. The refrain is written in tetra-syllabic or dimeter and the other lines are twice as long - octasyllabic or tetrameter.
Happy Am I!
Happy am I!
For I have found a friend in you.
Pucker Up!Write a review of Gone With the Wind from any POV...humorous, serious or delirious...
Last WordsYou're cleaning out your attic and stumble across an old photo of someone you don't recognize, hugging your mom. When you ask her about it she becomes very upset and runs out of the room.
Deadly SinsWrite a poem that involves one of the seven deadly sins
Watching the ScriptWrite a script that makes your readers feel as if they are watching a movie or play, not just reading it.
Too FarWrite a story with topic: This time her boss had gone too far. Deadline: In 2 Days
The DarkWrite a story where your character is stuck in complete darkness. Deadline: In 2 Days
Worst NightmareWrite a poem or story about your worst nightmare. If submitting a poem change the type to poem on the submission page. Deadline: In 2 Days
What if?What if there really was gold at the end of the rainbow? Deadline: In 2 Days
FateWrite a story that includes this sentence somewhere in the story: I never believed in fate until that day. Deadline: In 3 Days
Haiku Poetry ContestFor 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: In 4 Days
Sonnet Poetry ContestJust like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash Prize. Deadline: Next Week.
Break the Bank! Epic poem contestWrite a fictional epic poem of a great conflict. Minimum 100 lines to a maximum of 200 lines. Must rhyme, in quatrains, see rhyme schemes below. No free verse. Deadline: Next Week.
Halloween story for youngstersWrite a ghost story of less than 2000 words that can be read aloud to children ages 6 to 12 during the Halloween season. Language must be age appropriate, but the choice of topic is up to the writer.
SUGGESTION: Polish it and correct it based upon the critiques from FanStory and give it to an elementary school teacher you may know, or offer to read it to a class yourself.
Deadline: Sep 29th
Sudden Flash FictionWrite a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. Cash Prize. Deadline: Sep 30th
Countries of the WorldA story or essay about a country you have never visited. Deadline: Sep 30th
romantic dinnerThis is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Sep 30th
American Were womanWrite a story about a guy who deserves or doesn't deserve to be curse to change at the light of the full moon into a woman.... Deadline: Sep 30th
Lyrics Make The Song ContestThe Brett Matthew West Lyrics Make the Song Contest is the only songwriting contest on FanStory.
Must be song lyrics only.
ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER FORM OF POETRY PERMITTED FOR THIS CONTEST! Deadline: Oct 1st
ABAB Poetry ContestWrite 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. Deadline: Oct 4th
Words Only PoemThis is a poetry contest. Words only. All entries in default font and background in basic editor. No artwork, music or attachments. All entries will look identical except for the words themselves. Deadline: Oct 4th
Katauta Poetry ContestWrite a poem that has three lines and a syllable count of either 5-7-5 or 5-7-7. The poem must address a lover. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 9th
Non-Fiction Writing ContestWe are looking for personal essays, memoirs, and works of literary non-fiction. It can be spiritual, political, or funny. Creative approaches welcomed. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 14th
Dribble Flash FictionWrite a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 19th
Love Poem Poetry ContestWrite 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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 22nd
Nonet Poetry ContestWrite a nine line poem for this poetry contest. But you must count syllables. The first line of your poem will have 9 syllables. The second line has 8 syllables and the 7th line has seven. This continues until your final line which has one syllable. This contest has a cash prize. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 24th
Combination PoemWrite a poem, rhyming or non-rhyming, your choice, incorporating two established forms of poetry in one poem. E.G., haiku and loop, etheree and acrostic. Deadline: Oct 30th
What If?For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if you (or your character - does not have to be first person) you were completely alone. No other human is reachable. How did you find yourself in this situation and what happens? Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Oct 31st
Short PoemFor this contest you are to write a short poem. The poem should have exactly 20 syllables. You can structure it anyway you choose and choose the word count. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 20 syllables total. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 3rd
Book It!Write a new book in three months. Deadline: Nov 7th
Six Word Poetry ContestWrite a poem using six words about any subject. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 7th
Romance Writing ContestWrite a story the brings two people together, two people who don't necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them. No length requirements. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Nov 11th
David and Goliath theme poemWrite a poem of a somewhat vulnerable character against a powerful character - in the vein of David vs Goliath. However, please do not submit an actual David and Goliath poem. Come up with some new mismatch. Since it would be too easy to have the powerful one squash the underdog, the little guy has to win in the end. Deadline: Nov 12th
Loop Poetry ContestA fun poetry type that requires you to use the last word of each sentence as the starting word of the next sentence. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 15th
ABC Poetry ContestFor 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 20th
Cinquain PoetryWrite an "Cinquain" poem for this contest. A cinquain poem is a poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 24th
Dating romanceThis is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Nov 30th
One Line PoemWrite a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Nov 30th
2-4-2 PoetryWrite a 2-4-2 syllable poem. It has three lines. The first line has 2 syllables, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line has 2 syllables again. The subject can be anything. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 3rd
5-7-5 Poetry ContestFor 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 6th
This Sentence Starts The StoryWrite a story that starts with this sentence: Did you hear that? Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 8th
MinuteWrite a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 12th
Share Your StoryA 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! Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 16th
Four Line PoemWrite a four line poem that has a specific syllable count. The first line has 1 syllable, the second line has 5 syllables, the third line has 5 syllables, and the last line has 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 20th
Christmas StoryShare a story that somehow includes Christmas. All writing welcomed including fiction and non-fiction. No poetry. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 - 3,500 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 25th
Christmas PoetryShare a poem about Christmas. It can be the lights, shopping, a child opening a gift - whatever you feel best represents this day. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 25th
Horror Story Writing ContestWrite a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 29th
Marriage ProposalThe story does not have to be specifically about marriage proposal. But contest voters will be asked to consider the subject when making a choice for a winner.
Minimum length 700 words. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 - 3,500 words. Deadline: Dec 31st