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Contests

Horror Story Writing Contest
Deadline: May 21st

Novel Writing
Deadline: In 6 Days

Quatrain Poetry Contest
Deadline: Dec 3rd

No One Would Take It
Deadline: Dec 9th

What If?
Deadline: Dec 15th


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Poetry Contests


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


Writing Prompt Contest
Haiku - ocean
Writing Prompt
write a haiku about the ocean or its manifestations

-Two lines of grammatically interconnecting concrete imagery
-a seasonal reference or inference
-a satori line of reflection or observation.
-personification allowed
-artwork ok, but the poem must stand alone
-no animation, videos or music
-17 syllables OR LESS
-short-long-short format
-title must be haiku(first line of poem)
-description box must only state contest entry and the syllable count, for example: contest entry (5-7-5)
-no author's notes
-minimal punctuation and capitalization
-no end rhyming
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
The time of my life:
Write a short story. The topic is: The best time you ever had in your life. It can be as an adult or as a child. Please keep it clean. Minimum length 100 words. Maximum Length 4,000 words.
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!
Writing Prompt Contest
Write a Shakespearean sonnet
Write a Shakespearean sonnet.

Refer to the contest details for the description and example.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Radio Talk Show
Write an entertaining talk show segment that begins "Hi. Long time listener, first time caller". This should be a dialogue between the caller and you, the talk show host. Topic is wide open. This can be a parody of current talk shows. For instance, after
"Hi. Long time listener, first time caller",
you could say, "Welcome aboard, Jodi from Iowa. Glad you called WHOA. I see you and your pet pig had a recent encounter with a UFO. What happened?"
Use your imagination and have some fun. Length is up to you. You can have more than one caller.
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
Novel Writing
For this contest up to three authors will be offered a publishing contract. Submit your synoposis and first three chapters to enter. Cash prize to the winning entry.
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
BOOK Promo: Brag Page
BOOK PROMOTION. If you got it, flaunt it.
Deadline: Nov 30th
Poem of the Month
Each month one poem is selected to be the Poem of the Month. A public vote determines the winner. All poems posted during the month are automatically considered.
Deadline: Nov 30th


Waking up dead isn't that bad.
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: Dec 1st
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
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: Dec 4th
Foiled Terrorist Plots
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 5th
FanStory Movie Parody
A movie parody using FanStory themes and situations. Minumum 1000 words, maximum 5000 words. Any genre.
Deadline: Dec 5th
Acrostic poem
Write an acrostic poem for this contest. An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word.
Deadline: Dec 8th
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? Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 15th
Jr High or High School bullying
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 15th
Sentence Starter
This contest challenged writers to start a story with a specific sentence. View the announcement and create a story that uses this sentence.
Deadline: Dec 20th
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
Christmas Story
For our Christmas story contest we are looking for stories that are holiday oriented. Creative approaches are welcomed. Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th
Christmas Poetry
For our Christmas poetry contest we are looking for poems that somehow capture the experiences of this time of the year. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Dec 25th
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: 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
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: 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." Write a story for 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. Write a story for a cash prize.
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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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


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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
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? A poetry contest with a cash prize.
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Mar 28th


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: Apr 6th
A Poem About This
Write a poem based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Apr 13th
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! Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 20th
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: Apr 26th


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" Write a story for a cash prize.
Deadline: May 1st
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: May 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. This poetry writing contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 14th



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.


Celebrate Christmas with a poem. Read our Christmas Story announcement.


Share a Christmas poem for the Christmas Poetry.


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.


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


Write a poem that somehow incorporates this image for our A Poem About This contest.


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.


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