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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. Deadline: Tomorrow!

20 Word Poem

This poetry contest challenges you to write a poem with only six words. Can you do it? Cash prize to the winner. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: In 4 Days

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New Arrival Flash Fiction

View the contest details for information on this writing contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: In 7 Days

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 contest has a cash prize. Deadline: In 14 Days

Rhyming Poem

Write a poem that has an obvious rhyme scheme to participate in this poetry contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: In 16 Days

True Story Flash

Write a story that only has 100 words to enter this flash fiction writing contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: In 18 Days

My Faith

Share your poem of faith to enter this writing contest. Cash Prize. Deadline: In 19 Days

Haiku

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 contest has a cash prize. Deadline: In 25 Days

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: In 27 Days

Take A Photo Poetry

Take a photo of something with your camera and write a poem about it. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: In 30 Days

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: May 27th

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. Cash Prize. Deadline: May 31st

Share Your Story

Everyone has a story. This is your chance to tell your story in this writing contest with a cash prize. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jun 2nd

5-7-5 Poetry Writing

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 the winner. Deadline: Jun 6th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Jun 12th

Share A Story In A Poem

Write a poem that also tells a story to enter this poetry contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 14th

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jun 16th

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

5-7-5 Poetry

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jun 26th

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? Cash Prize. Deadline: Jun 27th

Acrostic Poetry Contest

For this contest share a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. Cash Prize. Deadline: Jun 29th

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. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Jul 3rd

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 9th

True Story Contest

Your challenge for this writing contest is to write a story that is true. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 12th

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 contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Jul 16th

Two Line Poem

Write a poem with a specific syllable count to enter this poetry contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Jul 23rd

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. Deadline: Jul 30th

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 to the winner. Deadline: Aug 1st

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

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 10th

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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Aug 16th

Future Flash Fiction

A secret can often lead to terrible events. How will the secret in your story influence the story. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 20th

Faith Poetry Contest

Share your poem of faith to enter this writing contest. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Aug 26th

3 Line Poetry Contest

Write a poem with a specific syllable count to enter this poetry contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Aug 28th

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

Tanka Poetry Contest

Write a poem with five lines that follows the syllable count provided to enter this poetry contest. This contest has a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 2nd

15 Syllable Poem

Can you write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables? That is the challenge of this contest. Cash prize to the winner. Deadline: Sep 7th

Non-Fiction Writing Contest

Write a non-fiction story of any type to enter this writing contest with a cash prize. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Sep 11th

5 Line Poem

This poetry contest requires a poem with only five lines. There is a specific syllable count. This contest has 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. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 18th

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a poem that has an obvious rhyme scheme to participate in this poetry contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Sep 22nd

Write A Script

View the contest details for information on this writing contest. Cash Prize. 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. The winner takes away 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 the winner. Deadline: Oct 6th

80 Word Flash Fiction

Write a story that only has 100 words to enter this flash fiction writing contest. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. 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 the 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. Deadline: Oct 16th

Love Poem Poetry Contest

Write a poem of any type that is a love poem. Enter for your chance at the cash prize. Deadline: Oct 20th

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. The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 4th

Dribble Flash Fiction

Can you write a story with only 50 words? That is the challenge of this writing contest. 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.' The winner takes away a cash prize. Deadline: Nov 25th