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Poetry Contests


3 Line Poem
Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize for the poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Write a 5-7-5 about sex
Write a 5-7-5 about sex.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Opposites Attract
The topic for this contest is: Opposites Attract. Romeo and Juliet, Ross and Rachel, these are couples that were opposites yet found love with one another. In this contest write a story about a couple that is opposite but yet drawn to one another.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Political Humor
Write a flash Fiction story telling the reader which Cartoon character or characters you would put in different government offices and why.
Deadline: In 4 Days
work challenges
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 4 Days


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: In 5 Days
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: In 5 Days
Psalmist Too
This is a topic based contest. Write a Psalm using the information provided in the announcement. Only one entry per writer for this contest.
Deadline: Oct 4th
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
ElfQuest
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.

Minimum words 800 max up to the author...

NO POETRY
Deadline: Oct 7th
Rondeau Redoublé
This is the third in my series of contests featuring more 'serious' verse forms.

The Rondeau Redouble is quite a complex form. See the announcement for details and an example.
Deadline: Oct 8th
Switch in Alternate Universe BDSM
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 9th
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: Oct 9th
Tongue Twisters!
Create a new tongue twister to try to confound verbal speech. It MUST make sense! Any genre or style, but keep it kid friendly. Word limits are 3 to 35 words.
Deadline: Oct 10th
Antonym/Synonym
Three stranzas. Four lines each. Must incorporate synonyms and antonyms.
Deadline: Oct 10th
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
Forza Rima
(Inspired by Pantygynt) You are challenged to write a humorous poem that includes some forced rhymes. No minimum of maximum word count. Any form you'd like (or no form at all).
Deadline: Oct 14th
What was the Fight of your Life?
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Include as many details about what your feelings were as you can.
Deadline: Oct 16th
Cinquain on Nature
A Cinquain Poem has five lines only but have as many stanzas as you like.
Keep to the syllables of 2,4,6,8,2.
The subject is Nature.
Deadline: Oct 17th
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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 18th
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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 24th
Your best Halloween or Scary Story!
Choose a Scenario:



1. The main character is being terrorized by a supernatural creature/ person.

Or

2. The main character must save his/her love from a terrorizing supernatural creature/ person.
Deadline: Oct 31st
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: Oct 31st
Deep depression and help
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 31st
Halloween Poetry Contest
For our Halloween poetry contest we are looking for poems that somehow capture the fun, horror or excitement of this time of the year. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Oct 31st
Halloween Horror
Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween writing contest. The story can have a Halloween theme or you can use your imagination to create a story that will put your readers on edge. A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 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: Nov 5th
Politics Flash Fiction
Political Flash FictionThe topic of this flash fiction contest is "politics". Trump or Clinton? What are your thoughts on the election? A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 10th
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: Nov 11th
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: Nov 17th
What If?
What IfFor this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character woke up in a cell. A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 22nd
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: Nov 27th


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: Dec 2nd
Orphan love
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 5th
Etheree Poetry
The Etheree poem has 10 lines with a specific syllable count. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 8th
Quinzaine Poetry
A quinzaine is a 3 line poem that only has fifteen syllables. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 14th
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: Dec 20th
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: Dec 28th
Nightclub
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 31st


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 poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jan 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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 9th
2-4-2 Poetry
Write a 2-4-2 syllable poem. It has three lines. The first line has 2 syllables, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line 2 syllable. The subject can be anything. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jan 13th
Write About This
Write About ThisWrite a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 17th
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: Jan 24th
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." A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 28th


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: Feb 2nd
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! A poetry contest with a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 7th
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: Feb 12th
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: Feb 16th
Four Line Poem
Write a four line poem that has a specific syllable count. The first line has 1 syllable, the second line has 5 syllables, the third line has 5 syllables, and the last line 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 21st
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: Feb 26th



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


You don't have to wear a mask when you write your poem. But write a poem with Halloween in mind for our Halloween Poetry Contest announcement.


A story writing contest with halloween in mind. Write for our Halloween Horror announcement.


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


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


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.


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