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5-7-5 contest
Write a 5-7-5 syllable 3 line poem about anything.

Deadline: Today!


Repetition
Write a poem of any type. It must have at least three stanzas. And one line in the poem must repeat in every stanza.
Deadline: Today!


Fate
Write a story that includes this sentence somewhere in the story: I never believed in fate until that day.
Deadline: Today!


Rondelet
Write a rondelet.

The Rondelet is a French form consisting of a single septet with two rhymes and one refrain: AbAabbA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats. The refrain is written in tetra-syllabic or dimeter and the other lines are twice as long - octasyllabic or tetrameter.

Example:

Happy Am I!

Happy am I!
For I have found a friend in you.
Happy am I!
The sun is shining in my sky.
I know that you will see me through,
No more will I be feeling blue.
Happy am I!

Copyright © 2003 Linda Newman
Deadline: Today!


Erotic spoof of a children's song
Choose any children's song or poem of up to five stanzas. Rewrite it to be erotic in nature. Anywhere from R to XXX rated. Any participants in the poem must be 18+. Be sure to include the name of the piece being parodied.
Deadline: Today!


Pucker Up!
Write a review of Gone With the Wind from any POV...humorous, serious or delirious...
Deadline: Today!


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: In 2 Days


Last Words
You're cleaning out your attic and stumble across an old photo of someone you don't recognize, hugging your mom. When you ask her about it she becomes very upset and runs out of the room.
Deadline: In 2 Days


Watching the Script
Write a script that makes your readers feel as if they are watching a movie or play, not just reading it.

Deadline: In 2 Days


Too Far
Write a story with topic: This time her boss had gone too far.
Deadline: In 3 Days


The Dark
Write a story where your character is stuck in complete darkness.
Deadline: In 3 Days


Worst Nightmare
Write a poem or story about your worst nightmare. If submitting a poem change the type to poem on the submission page.
Deadline: In 3 Days


What if?
What if there really was gold at the end of the rainbow?
Deadline: In 3 Days


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: In 5 Days


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: In 5 Days


Halloween story for youngsters
This Halloween story is for children and must be age appropriate.
Deadline: Sep 29th


Sudden Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 750 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 30th


Countries of the World
Write a story or essay about a country you have never visited and why you would like to visit it. Maximum 200 words.
Deadline: Sep 30th


romantic dinner
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 30th


American Were woman
The Guy painfully transforms into a woman three times a night, how did it happen? What's your version?
Deadline: Sep 30th




Lyrics Make The Song Contest
The Brett Matthew West Lyrics Make the Song Contest is the only songwriting contest on FanStory.

Must be song lyrics only.

ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER FORM OF POETRY PERMITTED FOR THIS CONTEST!
Deadline: Oct 1st


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 4th


Joan D'arc
Saint Joan was burnt at the stake in 1431. She was a warrior and soldier who became possessed by God and three Archangels to change the circumstances of war. She was obsessive and overpowering.
Deadline: Oct 4th


Words Only Poem
This is a poetry contest. Words only. All entries in default font and background in basic editor. No artwork, music or attachments. All entries will look identical except for the words themselves.
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 for the winning entry.
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. Write for this contest and 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 24th


Combination Poem
a rhyming or non-rhyming poem containing two forms of poetry
Deadline: Oct 30th


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? Cash prize to the winner.
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


Book It!
Write a new book in three months.
Deadline: Nov 7th


Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 11th


David and Goliath theme poem
Write a poem where the little guy beats the odds and gets the best of the big guy. Must have at least eight lines of no less than four syllables per line. Rhyming poetry only, please - no free verse.
Deadline: Nov 12th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 24th


Dating romance
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Nov 30th


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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: Dec 3rd


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 winning entry.
Deadline: Dec 6th


This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: Did you hear that? Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Dec 8th


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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 12th


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: Dec 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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 20th


Christmas Story
Share a story that somehow involves Christmas. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th


Christmas Poetry
Share a poem about Christmas. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th


Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 29th


Marriage Proposal
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 31st


Wedding
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 31st




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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jan 3rd


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 winning entry.
Deadline: Jan 5th


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 8th


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: Jan 13th


Flash Fiction - A Secret
Write a flash fiction story where a character has a secret that somehow influences the story. The secret does not have to be revealed. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 17th


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 winning entry.
Deadline: Jan 20th


True Story Contest
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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 25th


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: Jan 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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 3rd


5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 7th


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: Feb 11th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 18th


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 22nd


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 26th




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