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Writing Contests


Supertanka

SuperTanka

The SuperTanka is two tanka written side by side. The key being
that they can be read together, or separately, making perfect
sense either way. Normal tanka has a syllable count of
5-7-5-7-7, therefore the SuperTanka has 10-14-10-14-14 as a
syllable count per line.

Deadline: Tomorrow!


Easter Theme Acrostic
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: Today!
Twitter Glitter
Explain effective TWITTER usage in less than 2000 words.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Minute Poetry
Write a Minute Poem. The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff. See an example and more details in the announcement.
Deadline: Today!
Write an in the news Nature Haiku
Please follow the instructions for the prompt.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
One Word: Jealousy
Write a poem based on this word: Jealousy
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Earthquake
Write a short story about an earthquake, using fictional characters and dramatization.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
The Wrong Move
Write a story where your character made the wrong choice and must deal with the repercussions.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
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 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
What if?
What if there really was gold at the end of the rainbow?
Deadline: In 3 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Use These Words
The challenge is to write a poem that includes the words provided. Your poem can be of any type.

The words:

scribble or scibble - horror - rock - hope - life - flagrant - fury - love

Deadline: In 3 Days
Haiku,5/7/5, Tanka
Write a proper haiku, 5/7/5 and tanka where the topic is specifically about nature.
Deadline: In 4 Days
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: In 5 Days
Being a Baseball Fan
The subject can be about being a baseball fan in general or about being a fan of a specific major league baseball team. The subject matter is restricted to the sport of major league baseball. Personal bashing or bitterness against any team, player, coach, etc. will not be allowed in the contest.
Deadline: Apr 8th
The Story Behind The Song
Write the story that inspired the song. Pick a song that has been recorded and write the story behind it. Any song from any time period as long as it has been recorded. No word limits or other rules.
Deadline: Apr 9th
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: Apr 9th
Spanish Train
Be inspired. Create a story using the given piece for inspiration. The more creative the better!
Deadline: Apr 10th
A Serial Killer
Write a beginning to your novel about a serial killer.
It should be between 1000-1500 words in length.
It may be presented in any style and accompanied with artwork, music or whatever you see fit.
Deadline: Apr 10th
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: Apr 12th
A Poem About This
Write a poem based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Apr 13th
Dr Terry Fying's Crumbling Crypt 2
Write an original horror story, introduced by a campy horror host of your creation, reminiscent of those old EC comics or late-night horror hosts. Minimum word requirement is 800 words. Recommended length is between 1,500-2,500 words.

Just have fun!
Deadline: Apr 14th
Butterfly In The Sky VI
This is where you can write an erotic chapter, story or novel!
Deadline: Apr 15th
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: Apr 20th
Sarah Lost Her Mama
Write a soothing story/ poem for children dealing with death and bereavement.
Deadline: Apr 20th
Poem concerning death for children
Write a soothing story/ poem for children dealing with death and bereavement.
Deadline: Apr 20th
Write About This
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Write for this contest and 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" Cash prize to the winner.
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 contest rewards 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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 14th
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: May 21st
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: May 28th
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: May 28th
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: May 28th
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: May 28th
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: May 28th
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. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: May 28th


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: Jun 5th
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 contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 11th
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
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: Jun 24th
Dear Atheist's
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
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: 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 to this poetry contest winner.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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 to this poetry contest winner.
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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
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. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 5th



Share a true story for our Non-Fiction Writing Contest 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 only have a few words to write this story. Find out more by reading the Flash Fiction Writing Contest page.


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


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


Try something different for the ABC Poetry 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.


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


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.


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