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Writing Contests


Writing Prompt Contest
Honesty is the best Policy
Please write a 100 words story on the topic of Honesty.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
poem about a unicorn
a poem about a unicorn words can be funny or sad, free verse or rhyme
at least eight lines

Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
poem about a gate
any type of gate you can write about. A free verse or rhyme but it must be the saddest gate poem you can think of, give it a go:)
Deadline: Today!
what you see in the mirror
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
Lost - Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story under 500 words about being lost
Deadline: Today!
Write About This
Write About ThisWrite a short story, essay or non-fiction work that somehow includes the image pictured. The image must somehow be part of your writing but you can share the feelings or thoughts that you feel are shown in the image. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Last Man On Earth
Write a story that starts like this: The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door.
Deadline: In 3 Days
Technology wars
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: In 5 Days
My Final Words
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: In 5 Days
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." Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 30th
poetry contest
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on a kitchen appliance on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Jun 30th
Kissing
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jun 30th


Lyrics Make The Song Contest
The only contest on FanStory solely devoted to lyric writers has received tremendous response in the two months I have run it. Therefore, I have renewed this contest once again. ENJOY!
Deadline: Jul 1st
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 3rd
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 5th
Everyday heroes in our lives
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Jul 5th
sports
Write a poem based in any way on sports. Any sport, any level of activity.
Deadline: Jul 6th
Write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets
The topic of this contest is to write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets. Refer to the contest description for rules and example.
Deadline: Jul 7th
The Call
Your main character receives a call from someone they haven't heard from in a long time. It's a call they never thought they'd receive... the rest is up to you. Any genre is fine but this is for PROSE FICTION ONLY. Minimum 600 words. Maximum 1000 words. Be as creative as you can...
Deadline: Jul 7th
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! This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 10th
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 15th
Freestyle:Poetry: Truth and Honesty
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Jul 17th
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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 20th
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 25th
3 Line Poem
Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 30th


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 3rd
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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 7th
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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 11th
Character
A character can make a story. Write a story that is based on the scene pictured in this announcement. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 19th
True Story
Share a memory from your life. Share a moment, an object, a feeling, etc. This does not have to be a profound memory, but should allow readers insight into your feelings, observations and/or thoughts. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 23rd
Lanturne Poetry
Write a five line poem. The syllable count is one, two, three, four, one. So the first lin has one syllable, the second line has two, the third line has three syllables, fourth has four and the final line has one. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 27th
Break the Bank! Epic poem contest
Write a fictional epic poem of a great conflict. Minimum 100 lines to a maximum of 200 lines. Must rhyme, in quatrains, see rhyme schemes below. No free verse.
Deadline: Aug 30th
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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 31st


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 3rd
Nove Otto Poem
Write a poem with nine lines. Each line should have 8 syllables. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 7th
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Sep 12th
100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 17th
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 22nd
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 27th
Sudden Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 30th


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 winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 4th
Katauta Poetry Contest
Write a poem that has three lines and a syllable count of either 5-7-5 or 5-7-7. The poem must address a lover. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 9th
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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 14th
Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 50 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 19th
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 22nd
Nonet Poetry Contest
Write a nine line poem for this poetry contest. But you must count syllables. The first line of your poem will have 9 syllables. The second line has 8 syllables and the 7th line has seven. This continues until your final line which has one syllable. This contest has a cash prize. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 24th
What If?
What IfFor this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if you were the only human that exists? Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 31st


Short Poem
For this contest you are to write a short poem. The poem should have exactly 20 syllables. You can structure it anyway you choose and choose the word count. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 20 syllables total. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 3rd
Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 7th
Romance Writing Contest
Write a story the brings two people together, two people who don't necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 11th
Loop Poetry Contest
A fun poetry type that requires you to use the last word of each sentence as the starting word of the next sentence. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Nov 15th
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 20th
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Nov 24th
One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 30th


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 syllables. The subject can be anything. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 3rd



Here is the first sentence to your story. Now try to write the rest. The Newbie Writing Contest contest. Only for new writers to the site.


Make your words bring out the horror for our Horror Story Writing Contest.


Free form gives you plenty of flexibility. View the Free Verse Poetry Contest contest announcement.


Share a poem of the spiritual type for our Faith Poetry Contest.


Just three lines make up this fun poetry type. Find out more by reading the Tanka Poetry Contest announcement.


Share a story. But write it in a poem format. The Share A Story In A Poem announcement.


You only have a few words to write this story. Find out more by reading the 100 Word Flash Fiction page.


You only have a few words to write this story. Find out more by reading the Sudden Flash Fiction page.


Write poetry for the Nonet Poetry Contest.


Write a poem that focuses on nature. Read the Loop Poetry Contest announcement.


Try something different for the ABC Poetry Contest.


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