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Writing Contests


Writing Prompt Contest
Sentence
Write a story that starts with this sentence: I knew I would never see him/her again
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
In Her Shoes
In my book "A Rose from the Ashes" the main characters Xantara endures tremendous abuse from the cities of her town. They claim that Xantara is a Witch and is a agent from the devil. Yet, a man from space claims that she?s an alien with magikal powers and doesn?t even belong on Earth. Now I want you to think. If you were in Xantara?s shoes would you unleash your powers on the people of Ireland or would you control yourself and go with the man? In 5,000 words or less I then want you to explain why you picked the path you chose. May you continue to bloom my rosebuds.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Who's YOUR hero
Create a TV show, movie, or play featuring your hero. We ask you NOT to use a general family member (Parent, grandparent, Aunts/Uncles, etc. [brothers & sisters are not in general family members and feel free to use them.) You will have points deducted for this. Have fun and enjoy!
Deadline: In 2 Days


Create an ode to anything you want
Write an ode on any subject that is not human or animal.
Deadline: In 3 Days
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 winner.
Deadline: In 3 Days
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: Jun 5th
Include the Paragraph
You will be given a paragraph to include in the chapter / story and must be incorporated as written but can come ANYWHERE in your tale. A minimum of 500 additional words and the work must be fiction.
Deadline: Jun 9th
Take Us To Paradise Please!
Can you tell us of THE place of Grace?
What afterlife truly thrives?
What is it like to lose one's face
and body, and yet, be alive?
Deadline: Jun 9th
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jun 11th
Your monthly horoscope
Create a horoscope that is full of humor and at the same time credible.
700 words min.
1000 words max.
Deadline: Jun 11th
A Suicide Note
The topic of this contest is to write a suicide note. Prose fiction only, no poetry. 300 words maximum.
Deadline: Jun 15th
Percy Penguins Bit of Trouble
Percy must be a penguin in poem but form is up to you otherwise
he can be accident prone, mean or even a superhero the worlds your oyster

Deadline: Jun 15th
New Arrival Poetry
Write an acrostic poem for this contest for new members to the site. 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 winning entry.
Deadline: Jun 17th
Writing Prompt Contest
Your Body
Write a poem of any type about your body.
Deadline: Jun 22nd
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: Jun 24th
Dear Atheists
This is a topic based contest. Write a letter to an Atheist about how you feel about how they are treating Christians but be respectful to both sides.
Deadline: Jun 29th
Super Scary Supernatural Story
Write a supernatural story that starts with the sentence: My sister says mommy killed her.
Deadline: Jun 30th
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Jun 30th


Alliterative verse
Write a poem on any subject of your choice using the traditional form of alliterative verse. Maximum length 50 lines.
Deadline: Jul 1st
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 7th
Ask A Question
Write a poem where the first line of each stanza asks a question. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 14th
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 14th
1-6-1 Poetry Contest
Write a 1-6-1 syllable poem. It has three lines. The first line has 1 syllable, the second one 6 syllables and the last line 1 syllable. The subject can be anything. However the three lines have to rhyme. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 21st
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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 27th
Veronica Roth: Divergent Series
For those who like to write about the world Veronica Roth created. Let your imagination go wild!

Minimum length 1,500 words. There is no maximum length.
Deadline: Jul 30th


What If?
For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character discovered he or she had a superpower. What is the superpower and what happens after the discovery. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 5th
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: Aug 13th
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." This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 20th
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 27th
Romantic story
Story about Romantic gesture main character show to their lover either to confess feeling, celebrate bithday or anniversary or to propose
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 2nd
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Sep 9th
Bow your heads
Write a story of any type. The only requirement is at some point someone must say: "And now bow your heads." You may continue the sentence if you prefer. But the sentence must start with those five words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 16th
Ghost
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 23rd
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 for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 28th
Dear God
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. This is a poetry contest and your feelings about God either good or bad or a combination of both.
Deadline: Sep 30th


Romantic story
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 2nd
Write About This
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 2nd
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: Oct 8th
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: Oct 14th
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: Oct 20th
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 "fear" This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 27th
Soulmate
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 31st


Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 3rd
Thoughts about God.
Write a poem/psalm about your feelings toward God. Any type of poem or psalm is ok. It can be about any kind of feelings you have toward God. That includes the good, bad and ugly.
Deadline: Nov 17th
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 23rd



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


New writers to FanStory.com are invited to write for the New Arrival Poetry contest.


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


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


You only have a few words for the 1-6-1 Poetry Contest.


Write a poem that focuses on nature. Read the What If? announcement.


Share a true story for our Non-Fiction Writing Contest contest.


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


Try something different for the ABC Poetry Contest.


Write a story that uses this image for our Ghost contest.


Write a story that uses this image for our Write About This contest.


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


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


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


A fun poetry type to write. Read the announcement for an example of this unique poem.


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