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Sonnet Poetry Contest
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Haiku Poetry Contest
Deadline: Friday, August 3, 2018

3 Line Poetry Contest
Deadline: Saturday, August 4, 2018

75 Words Flash Fiction
Deadline: Monday, August 6, 2018


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  • Finding this site three years ago was a blessing to me. I am becoming the writer I wanted to be because of what I've learned at FanStory. I have had stories published (the publishers came to me), won the state contest last year in the short story category, and have been asked to speak at writers groups. Three years ago I couldn't write a grocery list. –Marti Hurst

  • Without the wonderful writers and reviewers on Fanstory, the publication of my book "She laughs with demons," would still be just a dream. I was given help with grammar, encourgament and gentle critiques. They were all given to help me improve my work. Everyone on FanStory helped me grow as a writer. I will forever grateful .–Shirley Bracken aka Shirley B

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