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Share your poems, get feedback for your poetry, and enter poetry contests. Choose from over 50 poetry contests that you can enter. Get feedback for every poem that you write including your contest entries.

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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


Write About This
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Cash prize to the winning entry.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
Animal Opinions
Write a humorous poem about one animal's opinion of another. Any style, rhyming or free verse welcome.
Have fun!
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Kidnapped!
You are challenged to write a story about a kidnapping. Maximum word count is 500 words.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Behind The Door
Write a poem that describes what is behind the door. Any type of poetry welcomed.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Disco Inferno Poem
For all of you disco fans... Write a poem of any form or style in appreciation of the disco era. Burn baby, burn!
Deadline: In 3 Days
Twitter Glitter
Explain effective TWITTER usage in less than 2000 words.
Deadline: In 4 Days
favorite gardens
For those with green thumbs or garden lovers, where is your favorite garden? Why is it wonderful? What do you plant in your garden? Do you share flowers with others? Create a non-fiction story.
Deadline: In 4 Days
My First Win!
A contest for anyone who has not won a Fanstory contest before.
Write a prose piece in any style about any topic.
Deadline: In 5 Days


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 "Worry" Cash prize to the winning entry.
Deadline: In 6 Days
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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 7th
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: May 7th
Prose Reviewing
Review a short piece of prose. The most accurate and helpful review wins the prize!
Deadline: May 9th
Let's Go Greek!
Write a traditional sonnet that is either based on Greek mythology or somehow incorporates Greek mythology.
Deadline: May 10th
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: May 14th
My Advice Column
Write your own advice column. The entry should be a typical offering from the local newspaper your column appears in. It is fiction, but it should read and feel as though it could be an actual column.
Deadline: May 17th
Sarah Lost Her Mama
Write a soothing story/ poem for children dealing with death and bereavement.
Deadline: May 20th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize to the winning entry.
Deadline: May 21st
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: May 28th


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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jun 5th
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 writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 11th
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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 17th
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: 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jul 7th
Ask A Question
Write a poem where the first line of each stanza asks a question. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 14th
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: 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 poetry contest winner.
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 poetry contest winner.
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. Write a story for 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. Write a story for 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." Cash prize to the winning entry.
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 writing 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
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
Romantic story
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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 to the winning entry.
Deadline: Sep 16th
Writing Prompt Contest
Your Body
Write a poem of any type about your body.
Deadline: Sep 22nd
Ghost
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? A poetry contest with a cash prize.
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! A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 28th



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


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


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.




Don't miss this contest. It is free to enter. Has a tight deadline. And a cash prize. View our 5-7-5 Poetry Contest contest.


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


The acrostic poem is fun to write and has a unique challenge. Write a poem that also spells out a word. Read the announcement for an example of an acrostic poem.


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


A invitation for new poets to FanStory.com. Read about the New Arrival Poetry contest.


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


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


Share your poem that follows this poetry type. Find out more about 1-6-1 Poetry Contest.


This poetry form can be a challenge - and a lot of fun. Read the What If? announcement.


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


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


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


Write a story that uses this image for our Ghost contest.


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