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Monorhyme

A Monorhyme is a poem in which all the lines have the same end rhyme.




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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. Deadline: Today!

If I ran the World

What would the world look like if you were in charge? Write an essay about the changes you would make if someone/somehow made you the King/Queen of the World. Be as specific as you can; no generalizations. NO POETRY, Please! MINIMUM Word Count 750 Deadline: Tomorrow!

Bio

Write a poem of any type about your life, personality traits, and ambitions.


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 the winner. Deadline: Tomorrow!

The best short poem

Looking for the best short poem you have , you decide how short or long it is


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Novelette Contest Part 1

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 2 Days

The Wrong Move

Write a story where your character made the wrong choice and must deal with the repercussions. Deadline: In 2 Days

Spooks have a sense of humor too!

Write a story (No word limit), choose one of these classic TV show -- The Munsters, the Adams Family or Bewitched. The issue is there have been some strange things happening at the kid's school. Such as items disappearing, children levitating to name just a couple of things.
You are there on behalf of the school to find out what's going on, and if the kids of the family your visiting i... Deadline: In 2 Days

Review: Contests and Competition

Write an essay or opinion piece on contests and competition here at Fanstory. Deadline: In 3 Days

Narnia

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 4 Days

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using six words about any subject. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: In 4 Days

Everyone's Wrong About Science

Asking for strange and unheard of theories about why everybody's been looking at science all wrong. Deadline: In 5 Days

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: In 5 Days

To Arms, to arms

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: In 5 Days

20 Syllable Poem

Write a poem with 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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 25th

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a poem that has a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 28th

Snorkeling

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

first date

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

Food

Write a story about food. This is a winner take all contest. Deadline: Sep 1st

5-7-5 Poetry

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 2nd

Abecedarian

Write an abecedarian: An Abecedarian poem is a type of acrostic poem that is arranged by alphabetical order, the initial line beginning with the first letter of the alphabet and is followed by the successive letter, until the final letter is reached. Deadline: Sep 4th

swap quatrain

Write a swap quatrain, any amount of quatrains, must be rhyming. Deadline: Sep 4th

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. No length requirements. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 5th

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. Deadline: Sep 8th

Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that uses 150 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using exactly 150 words. The title does not count towards the word count. Online word processor is an estimate only. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 12th

Workaholics

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Sep 15th

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 the winner. Deadline: Sep 16th

My Life

This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Deadline: Sep 17th

3 Line 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 the winner. Deadline: Sep 20th

A Strange Summer Night

Write a fantasy story that is based on a warm summer night. It can include anything having to do with the fantasy category that happens at either midnight or the witching/devil's hour, or 3:00 A.M. This includes time travel, other worlds, magic, fantasy creatures, etc.
Due by September 20, 2018. Deadline: Sep 20th

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. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 24th

One Line Poem

Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 28th

Summoner

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

150 Words Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that uses 150 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using exactly 150 words. The title does not count towards the word count. Online word processor is an estimate only. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 3rd

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 has 2 syllables again. The subject can be anything. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 9th

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 the winner. Deadline: Oct 14th

Minute

Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 16th

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! Cash Prize. Deadline: Oct 20th

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 has 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 25th

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 contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Oct 27th

75 Words Flash Fiction

Write a flash fiction story that uses 75 words. That is the challenge of this contest. Write a story (on any topic) using exactly 75 words. The title does not count towards the word count. Online word processor is an estimate only. We recommend the use of a computer word processor to count the words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 28th

3 Line 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 loved one. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 29th

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 contest is for poems of all types and for poets of all skill levels. The deadline is Halloween. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Nov 2nd

This Sentence Starts The Story

Write a story that starts with this sentence: Time travel isn't supposed to be possible. Cash Prize. Deadline: Nov 4th

Halloween Horror Writing

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. Deadline: Nov 5th

5-7-5 Poem

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Nov 6th

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror or thriller story for this writing contest. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 10th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 15th

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Write a story using only dialogue. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 20th

Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Write a flash fiction story that takes place during a hot summer night. Maximum length 500 words. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Nov 30th

I Can't

Write a poem that begins with the words "I Can't". Words do not need to be in quotes. Can add words and change capitalization. For example "I can't believe". All poetry types accepted. Any length accepted. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 3rd

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 contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 10th

True Story Contest

Share a true story from your life. Write a story that shares 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. Use at least 100 words. No poetry. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Dec 15th

5 Line Poem

Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Dec 17th

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 the winner. Deadline: Dec 22nd

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem of any type. But there must be a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Dec 30th

100 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story on any topic that uses around 100 words. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 4th

5-7-5 Poetry Writing

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 contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 8th

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 the winner. Deadline: Jan 13th

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jan 17th

Love Poem Poetry Contest

Write a love poem. All forms of poetry accepted. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be humorous or serious. The choice is yours. But it must clearly be a love poem. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jan 23rd

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jan 30th

Entering Writing and Poetry Contests

This listing of writing and poetry contests will be updated daily. To enter a contest simply click the button provided when you view the contest announcement. If you are not ready to enter right away you can make a reservation which will save you a spot in a contest. A reservation will also make the contest easy to find when you are ready to enter .

All contests can be entered until the deadline is reached. Give yourself time to enter. And if possible enter at least a few days in advance as you will receive feedback shortly after you enter your contest entry. This feedback can be used to improve your work. You can edit your contest entry at anytime. So your feedback can be used to improve your writing even after you enter the contest. The judges won't read your contest submission until after the deadline has passed.

We recommending reading the contest announcement carefully as there may be requirements in the contest. For example, you may be required to count syllables or use certain words.