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Contests

Share A Story In A Poem
Deadline: Jul 31st

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


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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


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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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. Cash prize to the winning entry.
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 writing 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? This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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?" Cash prize to the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 31st


Write About This
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? A poetry contest with a cash prize.
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 writing 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 writing 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. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
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? Cash prize to the winning entry.
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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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. Write a story for a cash prize.
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 to the winning entry.
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. Cash prize to the winning entry.
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. Cash prize to the winning entry.
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). A poetry contest with 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? Cash prize to the winning entry.
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. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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 writing 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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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." A poetry contest with a cash prize.
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 to the winning entry.
Deadline: Jan 28th



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.


We provided you the first sentence for your story. Read about the This Sentence Starts The Story. Post your best poem for this poetry contest.


Write a story that uses this image for our Write About This 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 poem that follows this poetry type. Find out more about Naani Poetry.


This poetry form can be a challenge - and a lot of fun. Read the ABAB Poetry Contest announcement.


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


Share your faith or thoughts about faith for the Faith Poetry 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 New Arrival Contest contest. Only for new writers to the site.


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