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Contests

Non-Fiction Writing Contest
Deadline: In 2 Days

Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Deadline: Oct 31st

Tanka Poetry Contest
Deadline: Nov 7th

5-7-5 Poetry Contest
Deadline: Nov 14th

Horror Story Writing Contest
Deadline: Nov 21st


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Poetry Contests


Writing Prompt Contest
Naani Poem
Write a Naani poem. A Naani consists of 4 lines, the total lines consists of 20 to 25 syllables. See a Nanni example.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Conflict and Resolution
Write a story where the main character has a disagreement with another person. There?s a conflict, which can be a slight difference of opinion or a major one resulting in physical violence.

The story must have a main character and at least one opposing character.

Prose only, no poetry. 200 to 250 words.

Story must include these elements:

Who ? main character, with a name and identity. Cannot be identified only with a pronoun.

A second character with whom he or she quarrels

What ? What do they disagree over? What happens during this disagreement?

Where ? Setting where the conflict occurs ? in the kitchen, in a store, in the woods, at sea, etc.

Resolution ? What happens when the conflict ends? How is the dispute resolved?


Deadline: Today!
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: Today!
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: In 2 Days
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: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
A sonnet about 'Time'
Write a rhymed poem that incorporates 'Time'
and perhaps the effects they have on us.

Your poem must be in sonnet form.
Deadline: In 2 Days
The Earth Will Never Be the Same
While ice fishing with some friends, you discover an object that may alter the course of human events. It has been uncovered by the melting of the polar icecap.
Deadline: In 5 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 5 Days
Gothic Contest
Write a story based on the artwork shown in the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 31st
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


Poetry Mechanics - Contest #3
Anapestic Tetrameter - Don't let the terminology scare you . . .
Deadline: Nov 1st
Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 1st
A Way Station
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Nov 4th
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 writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 7th
Getting Home
A character is desperate to get home. Write a piece of flash fiction based on this premise in any genre: tragedy, comedy, satire, slapstick, sci-fi, fantasy, literary fiction. As long as it's prose, anything goes!

800-1200 words.
Deadline: Nov 13th
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
"She's Dead, You Know...?" II
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: Nov 15th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Write a story for a cash prize.
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. Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 28th


Quatrain Poetry Contest
Write a Quatrain poem for this contest. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
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). Cash prize to the winning entry.
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? A poetry contest with 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 writing 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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
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: 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." 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
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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 18th
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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 ____" Cash prize to the winning entry.
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
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: Mar 15th
Trapped
Write a story about someone that is somehow trapped. Do they get out of the trap? Or not? What happens and to what lengths will they go to make things better? Cash prize to the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Mar 28th



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.


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.


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


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.


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


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