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Writing Contests


Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Vampire or/and Knifeplay kink
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Tomorrow!
Writing Prompt Contest
Kiss
Please write a RHYMED poem based on the theme of a kiss/kisses. Could be romantic or light-hearted, but must be from a human's point of view.
MIN 50 WORDS
MAX 250 WORDS
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
A Good Turn Gone Wrong
Please write a very short story based on trying to help someone, but it's not appreciated. Fun or serious. No poetry.

MAX words - 300
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Christmas Song
Write a modern Christmas song. Humorous or serious.
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Pet Peeves ? 300-words-max
Pet Peeves; 300-words-max

Write in any prose or poetry form what your pet peeves are.

I limit the word count to 300 so Fan Story readers will read it, and all entries will be accepted so the purse is worth competing for ... $90

Think LACONIC.

Deadline: Today!


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 2 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 2 Days
Writing Prompt Contest
Obsession
Write a poem about an obsession. The obsession can include a person, place, or thing.

Synonyms for obsession includes; fixation, passion, mania, compulsion, preoccupation, infatuation, addiction, fetish, hobbyhorse, and phobias.

-17 syllables or less
-any type of artwork
-keep it clean, and have fun!
Deadline: In 2 Days
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: In 6 Days
If I was in charge....
This is a topic based contest. Write a commentary/essay/story based on the topic provided in the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 7th
Suspense
Minimum 100 and no maximum
Deadline: Sep 9th
ElfQuest
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.

Minimum words 800 max up to the author...

NO POETRY
Deadline: Sep 9th
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: Sep 9th
Romance Story
Romance is one of the most popular forms of writing. The challenge for this contest is to write a romance story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 10th
Switch in Alternate Universe BDSM
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 11th
AU people are value base on succes
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 11th
Without the trimmings
Write a poem, any style or length - which has no music or sound effects, no animation, colors or images. See the contest description.
Deadline: Sep 12th
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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Sep 12th
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: Sep 12th
Political Poem
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. A political rant...No sonnets...please. Any form other than a sonnet. Not too long please.
Deadline: Sep 14th
Falling in love
Describe falling in love. Any type of poetry.
Deadline: Sep 16th
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 16th
Italian (Petrarchan) Sonnet
Want a change from the Shakespearean Sonnet? Why not try your hand at the Italian version, also known as the Petrarchan Sonnet.

See the announcement for full details.
Deadline: Sep 19th
Star-Crossed Lovers
The star-crossed love deeply, but must part due to something beyond their control.1000 words or more. Fictional Story, NO happy ending, no poetry. No explicit sex requiring a site warning.
Deadline: Sep 20th
Paranormal Flash Fiction
Political Flash FictionIn 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 "paranormal". This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 21st
3 Line Poem
Write a three-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 26th
Best chapter in non published book
This is a contest for unpublished authors who want to share their skills with the public, and may not get that chance.
The limit of pages is around 27.
Deadline: Sep 30th
work challenges
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Sep 30th


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 winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 1st
Psalmist Too
This is a topic based contest. Write a Psalm using the information provided in the announcement. Only one entry per writer for this contest.
Deadline: Oct 4th
Character
A character can make a story. Write a story that based on the scene pictured in this announcement. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 5th
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: Oct 11th
Palindrome Poetry
A palindrome is a word (or sentence) that reads the same backwards as forward. So "Madam" is a palindrome. For a palindrome poem you incorporate it into your poem but do so with the sentences. See an example in the announcement. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 18th
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 winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 24th
Your best Halloween or Scary Story!
Choose a Scenario:



1. The main character is being terrorized by a supernatural creature/ person.

Or

2. The main character must save his/her love from a terrorizing supernatural creature/ person.
Deadline: Oct 31st
Newbie 5-7-5
Write a poem that has three lines and follows a specific syllables count. View an example in the announcement. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 31st
Deep depression and help
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Oct 31st
Halloween Poetry Contest
For our Halloween poetry contest we are looking for poems that somehow capture the fun, horror or excitement of this time of the year. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 31st
Halloween Horror
Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween writing contest. The story can have a Halloween theme or you can use your imagination to create a story that will put your readers on edge. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 5th
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? This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 11th
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 17th
What If?
What IfFor this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character woke up in a cell. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 22nd
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: Nov 27th


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: Dec 2nd
Orphan love
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 5th
Etheree Poetry
The Etheree poem has 10 lines with a specific syllable count. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 8th
Quinzaine Poetry
A quinzaine is a 3 line poem that only has fifteen syllables. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 14th
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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: Dec 20th
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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Dec 28th
Nightclub
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Dec 31st


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: Jan 3rd
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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jan 9th
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 syllable. The subject can be anything. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jan 13th
Write About This
Write About ThisWrite a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 17th
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: Jan 24th
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." Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 28th


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: Feb 2nd
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! Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 7th



Make your words bring out the horror for our Horror Story Writing 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 Paranormal Flash Fiction page.


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


Can your poetry terrorize? Halloween Poetry Contest announcement.


Can your story bring out the horror? View our Halloween Horror announcement.


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.


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


Try something different for the ABC Poetry Contest.


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.


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