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An object
Write a poem about any object which you love the most let it be perfume,books,etc.
Deadline: Today!


Rhyming Alliteration
This poem consists of 7 lines with 7 syllables each and contains 1 alliteration in every line. Rhyme scheme is aabbcca.
Deadline: Today!


100 Word Horror
The challenge is to write a poem that contains some form of horror or thriller. No more than 100 words.
Deadline: In 2 Days


Write a Naani

Write a Naani

Naani is one of Indian's most popular Telugu poems. Naani means an expression of one and all. It consists of 4 lines, the total lines consists of 20 to 25 syllables. The poem is not bounded to a particular subject. Generally it depends upon human relations and current statements. This poetry was introduced by one of the renowned Telugu poets Dr. N.Gopi,
Deadline: In 2 Days


Serendipity
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Deadline: In 2 Days


Two Line Poem
Write a poem with a specific syllable count to enter this poetry contest. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: In 4 Days


5-7-5 Poetry Contest
The 5-7-5 is a Haiku poem without the requirement of writing about a specific topic. So for this contest write a poem about anything but follow the 5-7-5 syllable count guideline. So your first line will have five syllables, second line has 7, third line has five again. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: In 5 Days


Harry Potter's Birthday
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Deadline: In 6 Days


Shoes
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Deadline: In 6 Days


Pampering your lover or spouse
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Deadline: In 6 Days


Free Verse Poetry Contest
This contest removes the shackles from the writer. Write a free verse poem. There are no rules for rhymes or syllable count. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: In 7 Days


Four Line Poem
Write a 1-5-5-9 poem. That is a poem where the first line has 1 syllable. The second and third lines have five syllables. The final line has nine syllables. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: In 12 Days


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
For this contest your goal is to write a complete story using only dialogue. So you should not include internal thought, descriptions or any other means - just the dialogue. Cash prize to the winner. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: In 16 Days


Flashback Fiction
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Deadline: In 20 Days


5-7-5 Poem
The 5-7-5 is a Haiku poem without the requirement of writing about a specific topic. So for this contest write a poem about anything but follow the 5-7-5 syllable count guideline. So your first line will have five syllables, second line has 7, third line has five again. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: In 22 Days


Disabilities
View the contest details for information on this writing contest.
Deadline: In 24 Days


Future Flash Fiction
A secret can often lead to terrible events. How will the secret in your story influence the story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: In 26 Days


Faith Poetry Contest
Share your poem of faith to enter this writing contest. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: In 32 Days


3 Line Poetry Contest
Write a poem with a specific syllable count to enter this poetry contest. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: In 34 Days


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any subject. Share your story for this writing contest. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 31st


Death of lover or spouse
View the contest details for information on this writing contest.
Deadline: Aug 31st


Tanka Poetry Contest
Write a poem with five lines that follows the syllable count provided to enter this poetry contest. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Sep 2nd


15 Syllable Poem
Can you write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables? That is the challenge of this contest. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 7th


Non-Fiction Writing Contest
Write a non-fiction story of any type to enter this writing contest with a cash prize. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 11th


5 Line Poem
This poetry contest requires a poem with only five lines. There is a specific syllable count. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 15th


Flash Fiction
The challenge for this flash fiction writing contest is to write a story with only 150 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 18th


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem that has an obvious rhyme scheme to participate in this poetry contest. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Sep 22nd


Write A Script
View the contest details for information on this writing contest. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Sep 25th


ABC Poetry Contest
Write an ABC poem to enter this poetry contest. That is a poem where the first letter of each line follows the alphabet. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 30th


Haiku Poetry Contest
A haiku is a poem that follows a specific syllable count. It has only three lines and usually follows the 5-7-5 or 5-7-7 syllable count. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 6th


80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story that only has 100 words to enter this flash fiction writing contest. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Oct 8th


6 Word Poetry
This poetry contest challenges you to write a poem with only six words. Can you do it? Cash prize to the winner. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 11th


Cinquain Poetry
Write a poem that follows the following syllable count: 2-4-6-8-2. You can incorporate a rhyme scheme into your poem. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 16th


Love Poem Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that is a love poem. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 20th


One Line Poem
Can you write a one line poem? That is the challenge of this poetry contest. Write a poem with online one line. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 28th


Halloween Story
Terrorize your reader with tails of Halloween for this contest. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 31st


Halloween Poetry
This contest is looking for poems about Halloween. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 31st


True Story Flash
Write a story that only has 100 words to enter this flash fiction writing contest. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 2nd


3 Line Poetry Contest
The 5-7-5 is a Haiku poem without the requirement of writing about a specific topic. So for this contest write a poem about anything but follow the 5-7-5 syllable count guideline. So your first line will have five syllables, second line has 7, third line has five again. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 4th


Haiku
This poetry contest challenges you to write a poem with only six words. Can you do it? Cash prize to the winner. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 10th


Dribble Flash Fiction
Can you write a story with only 50 words? That is the challenge of this writing contest. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 20th


New Arrival Poetry
This contest is for new members to FanStory. Share a poem that has three lines and follows the 5-7-5 syllable count. It's similar to a haiku but you can write about anything.' Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Nov 25th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem that has an obvious rhyme scheme to participate in this poetry contest. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 30th


8 Words or Less Poem
The 5-7-5 is a Haiku poem without the requirement of writing about a specific topic. So for this contest write a poem about anything but follow the 5-7-5 syllable count guideline. So your first line will have five syllables, second line has 7, third line has five again. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 2nd


Loop Poetry Contest
For this poetry contest take the last word of each line and use it as the first word of the next line. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 5th


75 Words Flash Fiction
Flash fiction is a writing style that often very brief. For this contest your challenge is to use only 75 words and tell a complete story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 8th


My Faith Poetry
Share your poem of faith to enter this writing contest. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 10th


Fantasy Writing Contest
For this contest we provide the starting sentence - you supply the story. Write a story that begins with the sentence specified in the contest announcement. Cash prize to the winner. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 14th


Haiku Poetry Contest
A haiku is a poem that follows a specific syllable count. It has only three lines and usually follows the 5-7-5 or 5-7-7 syllable count. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 20th


Christmas Story
This writing contest challenges you to write a story that somehow involves Christmas. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 25th


Christmas Poetry
Write a poem about Christmas to enter this poetry contest. Cash prize to the winner Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 25th


Take A Photo Poetry
Take a photo of something with your camera and write a poem about it. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Dec 30th


20 Syllable Poem
Hemingway wrote a poem with only six words that is quite famous. Now is your chance. Write a poem with only 20 words for a chance at the cash prize. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 4th


Share Your Story
Everyone has a story. This is your chance to tell your story in this writing contest with a cash prize. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 7th


3-6-9 Poem
A 2-4-2 is a simple poem. The first line has two syllables. The second line has four. The third line has two again. Just follow the syllable count when you write your poem to enter. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 10th


A First Book Chapter
For this contest we provide the starting sentence - you supply the story. Write a story that begins with the sentence specified in the contest announcement. Cash prize to the winner. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jan 13th


5-7-5 Poetry Contest
The 5-7-5 is a Haiku poem without the requirement of writing about a specific topic. So for this contest write a poem about anything but follow the 5-7-5 syllable count guideline. So your first line will have five syllables, second line has 7, third line has five again. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jan 17th


Science Fiction Writing
For this contest we provide the starting sentence - you supply the story. Write a story that begins with the sentence specified in the contest announcement. Cash prize to the winner. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jan 22nd


Nonet Poetry Contest
For this poetry contest your first line must have 9 lines. For the next line remove a syllable - it will have eight. And continue this until you have one syllable. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jan 26th


Share A Story In A Poem
Write a poem that also tells a story to enter this poetry contest. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jan 29th


Newbie Flash Fiction
View the contest details for information on this writing contest. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 5th


2-4-2 Poetry
A 2-4-2 is a simple poem. The first line has two syllables. The second line has four. The third line has two again. Just follow the syllable count when you write your poem to enter. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Feb 7th


Western Writing Contest
For this contest we provide the starting sentence - you supply the story. Write a story that begins with the sentence specified in the contest announcement. Cash prize to the winner. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 10th


5-7-5 Poetry Contest
The 5-7-5 is a Haiku poem without the requirement of writing about a specific topic. So for this contest write a poem about anything but follow the 5-7-5 syllable count guideline. So your first line will have five syllables, second line has 7, third line has five again. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Feb 17th


This Sentence Starts The Story
For this contest we provide the starting sentence - you supply the story. Write a story that begins with the sentence specified in the contest announcement. Cash prize to the winner. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 21st


Acrostic Poetry Contest
For this contest share a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Feb 24th


Horror Writing Contest
The horror/thriller contest is your chance to write a horror story. Can you use horror to grab your readers attention and hold it to the end of the story? Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Feb 28th


Sonnet Poetry Contest
A sonnet is a poem that follows a specific format. Share your sonnet poem to enter this contest with a cash prize. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 1st


Lune Poetry Contest
A lune is a poem that only has three lines. The syllable count is 5-7-5. So the first line has five syllables, the second line has 3 and the third line has five again. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 6th


True Story Contest
Your challenge for this writing contest is to write a story that is true. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 9th


Minute
The minute is a format of poetry that has a specific syllable count. Write your poem that follows this syllable count to enter. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 15th




Short Story Contests

Participate in short story contests with cash prizes. Entering a contest is easy. Simply view the contest announcement from above that you would like to enter. Click the button provided to enter the short story competition.

Each competition has a different subject. So we recommend carefully reading the contest. Check for length requirements. Many poetry contests have a requirement for syllable count. Carefully read the rules of the short story contests to ensure that your entry will comply with the rules.

All contests with cash prizes are determined by a committee. A select group of established authors will read all the entries, consider the rules, and choose the entry that both follows the rules of the contest and stands out from the others. Most contests do offer some flexibility. Creative approaches are always welcomed.

So view the short story competitions list above, choose a contest that you would like to enter, view the contest announcement and submit your entry. This list is updated daily so check back often.

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