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Story of the Month
Each month a vote determines the Story of the Month. All stories posted during the month are automatically considered.
Deadline: Today!


Newbie Flash Fiction
New to FanStory? This contest is for you! Write a story that uses exactly 100 words. Title does not count towards the word count. Write about anything with 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Today!


Write A Senryu
A senryu is a three line Japanese poem structurally similar to haiku. It is unrhymed and the subject is based human nature. Line 1 - 5 syllables - Line 2 - 7 syllables - Line 3 - 5 syllables. I
Deadline: Today!


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 syllables. The subject can be anything. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: In 4 Days


For International Women's Day 2024
Write for International Women's Day on March 8th 2024. This years theme is 'imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination', but you are not restricted to this.
Deadline: In 6 Days


True Story Contest
Share a memory from your life. Share 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. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: In 6 Days


Fabulism
Write a story of no less than 2000 words demonstrating the use of Fabulism.
Deadline: Mar 9th


Free Form 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: Mar 13th


Western Writing Contest
Write a western story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 15th


Poem of the Month
Each month one poem is selected to be the Poem of the Month. A public vote determines the winner. All poems posted during the month are automatically considered.
Deadline: Mar 16th


I'm Running for President
It's 2024 and you are running for President. What's your campaign gonna go? What false promises will you make? What (hypothetically) will you do to buy votes from Fanstory members?
Deadline: Mar 17th


5-7-5 Poetry Contest
For this contest you are to write a short poem. It should have only 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: Mar 19th


Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 22nd


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 25th


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: Mar 26th


Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 31st


Write A Book In A Month
Can you write a complete book in one month? That's the challenge of this writing contest. Write a book during the month of March. Complete it by the end of the month. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 31st




Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 1st


Nonfiction 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: Apr 3rd


Lune Poetry Contest
A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 7th


Minute Poetry Contest
Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Apr 13th


100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 15th


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. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Apr 19th


My Worst Fear Writing Contest
Write about the worst fear that you've ever faced. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Apr 22nd


Two Line Poem
Write an essence poem. This is a poem of two lines with six syllables per line, each containing an internal rhyme and an ending rhyme. See the announcement for an example. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Apr 25th


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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 30th




Emotions Poetry Contest
Pick an emotion and write a poem of any type. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 5th


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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 10th


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 to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 16th


Erotic Writing Contest
Write an erotic fiction story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: May 20th


15 Syllable Poem
For this contest you are to write a short poem. The poem should have exactly 15 syllables. You can structure it anyway you choose. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 15 syllables total. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 23rd


Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: May 26th




A poem about a Woman
Write a poem about her. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jun 2nd


A poem about a Man
Write a poem about him. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 3rd


Write A Screenplay
A screenplay can bring a scene alive with just a little direction and words. Now is your chance to write your own script. Can be for TV, movies or the theater. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 7th


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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jun 11th


True Story Flash
Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 15th


Tanka Poetry Contest
For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem. Tanka is a five line poem that follows a specific syllable count. See the announcement for an example. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 18th


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. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jun 24th


Write A Rant
Got something that bugs you? It is your turn to rant! Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jun 27th


5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 30th




Temptation Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any style or length that deals with any aspect of the topic temptation. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 5th


Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 8th


Poem For A Child
Can you write a poem that brings a smile to a child? This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 12th


Dear God
Write to God expressing your most pressing concerns and/or questions believing with all your heart and soul, that He will receive, read and answer you. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 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. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 18th


75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jul 23rd


ABC Poetry Contest
For this contest you are challenged to write an 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: Jul 25th


6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Jul 29th




Sci Fi or Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a science fiction or fantasy story. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 2nd


Cinquain Poetry
A cinquain poem is a five line poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 5th


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 12th


Share Your Story
Write about an event in your life. Share your story. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 13th


No Rules Poetry Contest
No rules! Write any type of poem from rhyming to free form. You decide how to write your poem. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 17th


80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 20th


One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 24th


Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a fantasy story. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 26th


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 this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Aug 30th




A First Book Chapter
For this contest share the first chapter of your novel. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 3rd


Haiku
Can you write a poem with only three lines? This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 5th


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 poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 7th


Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme scheme. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 12th


8 Words or Less Poem
Write a poem with eight words or less. Your poem must be concise and have impact. Can you do it? Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Sep 18th


Haiku Poetry Contest
Write a 5-7-5 poem for this contest for new members to the site. A 5-7-5 poem is a three line poem. The first line has five syllables. The second line has seven. The third line has five again. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Sep 25th




Betrayal Poetry Contest
Write a poem in any form or style with betrayal as the central theme. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Oct 1st


What Is Love Poetry
Write a free verse poem about love. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 7th


Free Verse Poem
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: Oct 13th


My Faith Poetry
Share a poem that is about your faith or how faith has impacted your life. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Oct 19th


This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: We found the cave. Write for this contest and a cash prize.
Deadline: Oct 26th


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: Oct 31st




Romance Writing Contest
Write a romance story. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 2nd


Share A Photo Poetry
Share a picture of something or someone that you love. Or perhaps a photo of something that you found on a trip or a hike. Write a poem about it. Post the photo along with the poem. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Nov 6th


20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Nov 10th


Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Nov 12th


3-6-9 Poem
This poem has three stanzas. Each stanza has three lines that follows the 3-6-9 syllable count. The first line has 3 syllables, the second line has 6 syllables and the last line 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 15th


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 for the winning entry.
Deadline: Nov 21st


Nonet Poetry Contest
Write a nine line poem for this poetry contest. The first line of your poem will have nine syllables. The second line has eight syllables and the third line has seven. This continues until your final line which has one syllable. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Nov 26th




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: Dec 3rd


Faith Flash
Write what faith means to you. How faith impacts your life. What God means to you. This is flash! So share it with exactly 300 words. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Dec 9th




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