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As a member, you will get feedback for everything you write. You can enter poetry contests with cash prizes. You will be ranked. Write and see how the feedback you receive impacts your rank. Since the year 2000 we have been helping writers improve their writing skills.

Poetry Contests


Writing Prompt Contest
Ode
An Ode is a poem praising and glorifying a person, place or thing.
Deadline: Today!
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: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Acrostic: Arrogance
Using the word arrogance and pen an acrostic to that exact word. Have fun.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
TV Sitcom
Write a story of any length using TV sitcom characters. It can be "Brady Bunch", "The Partridge Family", "Friends" or any other TV show that you choose.
Deadline: In 2 Days
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Challenge
Pretend you move to a city named Challenge. Include some song lyrics, a song title and the band name in a story describing the people and city, "Challenge," in which you live. Minimum 300 words. 1500 to 2000 words recommended. Inspiration by other word prompts and contests. Include the song title and band name in the author notes.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Shakespearen Characters
Please write a poem of any format, which celebrates one, or several, of Shakespeare's well-known characters.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Scare me
Paint us a picture of evil.
Deadline: In 4 Days
New Pulp Fiction
Write a modern piece of 'pulp fiction'. Magazines used to be littered with these stories; now it's your turn! New characters (NOT FAN FICTION). See announcement for benchmarks.

MIN 750word. FICTION.
Deadline: In 5 Days
"Found" FLASH FICTION Contest
Write a "Found" Flash Fiction story of 250-1000 words from a fiction book currently on your shelves. Use page 88, paragraph 3. Wow us!
Deadline: May 10th
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 12th
free Form Poetry
Anything about nature. between 50 and no max words
Deadline: May 16th
Story of the Month
Each month a vote determines the Story of the Month. All stories posted during the month are automatically considered.
Deadline: May 16th
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: May 16th
Newbie 5-7-5
Write a poem that has three lines and follows a specific syllables count. View an example in the announcement. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 17th
BRING back MAYBERRY
It's time to bring back some down-home humor from a family favorite: The ANDY GRIFFITH Show! Write a poem about the show itself or one of the characters. That's it! (Please keep it clean!)
Deadline: May 17th
How sporty are you?
Funny, amazing, a personal experience, maybe an achievement. Please, not a tragedy, and keep it clean.
Deadline: May 20th
Chatty Musical Instrument
Please write a fantasy poem wherein a musical instrument is doing the talking. It should be written in free verse, with a length that is somewhere between 100 and 250 words.
Deadline: May 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. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 22nd
Zodiac Poem/Story Signing Fact
Any kind of writing from poetry to a short story about your zodiac. Please enjoy.
Deadline: May 22nd
Inspired by ELVIS!
Turn your favorite Elvis song title (from his collection of over 750!) into a poem-- any style, any length! (See contest description for more.)
Deadline: May 23rd
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: May 26th
Crown of Heroic Sonnets
Write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets. See contest announcement.
Deadline: May 27th
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: May 28th
Memorial Day Free Form Poem
Some men and women have died to keep us all safe, be it fireman policeman EMT's or our servicemen and women, or the stay at home mom's that take in all the neighborhood kids and treat them as her own
Deadline: May 28th
Mental Illness
This poem must be written in love and respect of all who suffer from mental illness.
Deadline: May 30th
Your Biggest Dream
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: May 30th
A Pantoum challenge
Write a pantoum, any subject, of at least six stanzas.
A pantoum is a poem with repeated lines and rhymes. See announcement for a complete description and example.
Deadline: May 31st


Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 1st
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. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 6th
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 12th
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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 18th
Free Form Memorial Day Poem
Free Form Memorial Day poem
Deadline: Jun 22nd
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 poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 24th
BDSM Switch MC turn sub
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jun 30th
Romantic Erotica
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jun 30th
Quinzaine Poetry
A quinzaine is a 3 line poem that only has fifteen syllables. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 30th


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 6th
What If?
What IfFor 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? A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 12th
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: Jul 18th
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. A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 23rd
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: Jul 28th
Switch in Alternate Universe BDSM
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jul 31st
AU people are value base on succes
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jul 31st


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 to the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 3rd
Write About This
Write About ThisWrite a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize to the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 3rd
Cinquain Poetry
Write an "Cinquain" poem for this contest. A cinquain poem is a poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 9th
Minute
Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 15th
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! Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 22nd
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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 27th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 31st
Vampire or/and Knifeplay kink
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Aug 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 5th
Romance Story
Romance is one of the most popular forms of writing. The challenge for this contest is to write a romance story. A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 10th
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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 16th
Paranormal Flash Fiction
Political Flash FictionIn 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 "paranormal". Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 21st
3 Line Poem
Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 26th


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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 1st
Character
A character can make a story. Write a story that based on the scene pictured in this announcement. Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 5th
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 writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 11th



A invitation for new poets to FanStory.com. Read about the Newbie 5-7-5 contest.


Share a story that is written in poetry format. Read about the Share A Story In A Poem announcement.


Share your poem that follows this poetry type. Find out more about Etheree Poetry.


Write a poem with no rules. Learn about the Free Verse Poetry Contest.


Share a story about your faith for the Non-Fiction Writing Contest.


The ABC poem isn't as easy as 'ABC'. But it is fun. Learn about the ABC Poetry Contest.


This contest is for new writers at FanStory.com. Read the Newbie Writing Contest contest. Only for new writers to the site.


Our horror competition challenges you to thrill your reads. Read about the Horror Story Writing Contest.


What can you do with just 19 syllables - and 3 lines. A Senryu provides a unique change. Read about the Tanka Poetry Contestpoetry contest announcement.


You have to write a short story. A really short story. Read the Paranormal Flash Fiction page.


Share your faith or thoughts about faith for the Faith Poetry Contest.


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