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Contests

This Sentence Starts The Story
Deadline: Aug 31st

Write About This
Deadline: Sep 5th

Acrostic Poetry Contest
Deadline: Sep 13th

Naani Poetry
Deadline: Sep 19th

ABAB Poetry Contest
Deadline: Sep 25th


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Poetry Contests


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: Today!
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: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Oh, you are... are you?
Write a humorous free verse or free style poem about YOU, as though you are talking to yourself! Recommended (but not required) that you start every stanza (except your last stanza) with "You are..." . You may start your last stanza with whatever you choose. Your poem can be of any length and genre.
Deadline: Today!
You Can See the Wheels Turning
Crazy Things Kids Do.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
Love Bites
Write a poem about love gone wrong or lost love. It can be sad, raw, or just plain angry (Just keep it clean). Express the emotions of the darker side of love. Any style or length. Be creative.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
NO HEAVEN OR HELL
Please IMAGINE (whether you're religious or not) there is no Heaven or Hell, as we think of them (blatantly good or evil), but there IS somewhere our souls go to after death.

Write a rhymed poem on this theme/experience.

No mention of Heaven, Hell, God, the Bible or the devil (or similar names).

THE ONLY AUTHOR NOTES ALLOWED ARE AS FOLLOWS (if you wish): 'This is purely a writing exercise, and I do strongly believe in God.' That's IT - nothing more or less.

Minimum 75 words
Maximum 175 words

Word count MUST be displayed in 'description' above Title - but nothing else may be included there.

ACCOMPANYING ARTWORK IS ALLOWED, BUT NOT IN THE MAIN BODY OF THE POEM.

PLAIN BLACK TYPE ON WHITE BACKGROUND - no word highlighting, italics, etc.

I know it's a difficult one, but why not stretch yourself?


Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Writer's Block 5-7-5
Write a (one stanza) 5-7-5 about your experience with writer's block. It can be funny or serious.
Deadline: Today!
Exercise
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 2 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 3 Days
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: In 5 Days
When Children Smile!
A children's story in a poem.
Any rhyming scheme.
Artwork acceptable.
Ages up to fourteen.
Deadline: In 5 Days
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: In 6 Days
What Happened Here?
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 30th
This Sentence Starts The Story
For this writing contest write a story that starts with this sentence: "Is anyone here a doctor?" Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 31st


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: Sep 1st
Write a Poem in Terza Rima
Write a poem in Terza Rima ONLY about any subject.The form of the Terza Rima is explained.
Deadline: Sep 4th
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
Gothic
Write a story based on the artwork shown in the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 11th
We Want To Know What Happened!
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join the list of bards who write ballads if you like, or not.
Deadline: Sep 13th
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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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? A poetry contest with a cash prize.
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. Cash prize to the winning entry.
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" A poetry contest with a cash prize.
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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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 poetry contest winner.
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). Write a story for 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? Write a story for 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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. 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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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
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 poetry contest winner.
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. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 25th



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.


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.


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