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ABAB Poetry Contest
Deadline: In 2 Days

Love Poem Poetry Contest
Deadline: Apr 25th

A Cold Room
Deadline: Apr 30th

What Poetry Means To Me
Deadline: Apr 30th

Non-Fiction Writing Contest
Deadline: May 5th


Writing Classes

Blank Verse 101
Class Begins: May 4th

Writing Short Nonfiction
Class Begins: May 5th

Start Your Novel
Class Begins: May 5th

Understanding Poetry
Class Begins: May 5th

Grammar Tips (SPAG)
Class Begins: May 5th

Rhyme and Meter in Poetry
Class Begins: May 6th

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Writing Contests

We have an exciting poetry and writing contest lineup. All contests are free to writers. The writing contests shown in bold offer cash prizes. All other contests were created by site members and offer a friendly competition for member dollar prize pools.

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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: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Disco Inferno Poem
For all of you disco fans... Write a poem of any form or style in appreciation of the disco era. Burn baby, burn!
Deadline: Today!
Writing Prompt Contest
Temptation Poetry
Write a poem any style or length that deals with any aspect of the topic, 'Temptation'.
Deadline: Today!
ABAB Poetry Contest
Write a ABAB poem for this contest. This is a poem with a specific rhyme scheme. Read the announcement for a sample poem and the details. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: In 2 Days
Divergent: Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction for Divergent, by Veronica Roth. No poetry, 800 words min. and 2000 words max.
Deadline: Apr 24th
Bounty Hunter-2
Flash Fiction: Science Fiction. word count 600min-850max. NO pictures or bad language. No author notes.
Deadline: Apr 24th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Apr 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: Apr 26th
A Cold Room
Use this sentences in your story: There was something cold in that room. You could feel it. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Apr 30th
What Poetry Means To Me
It's National Poetry Month. So to start off our celebration, write a poem of any type about what poetry means to you. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Apr 30th
National Poetry Writing Month
Originality would be appreciated. Make it something that you find meaningful and are proud of. Also note that your entry must be submitted as a chapter in the book.
Deadline: Apr 30th


Reviewing Contest
Every month we make a cash prize available to the reviewer that writes the most detailed and helpful reviews. Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: May 1st
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. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: May 5th
Your Toughest Challenge
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: May 5th
Flash Fiction Writing Contest
In this flash fiction contest we are challenging writers to write a flash fiction piece that is between 500 and 800 words on the topic provided. The topic is "Fury " This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: May 12th
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. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 17th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: May 23rd
Horror Story Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: May 30th


What If?
For this contest you are presented with a "what if" for your character. What if your character called one of the numbers written on the wall of a public restroom? This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jun 4th
Quatrain Poetry Contest
Write a Quatrain poem for this contest. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jun 11th
Oh Mummy You Didn't! - 2
This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement.
Deadline: Jun 13th
The Archer Writing Contest
"With a smirk the archer drew his bow." Write a story that uses this sentence somewhere in the story. The winner of this writing contest will take away a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 18th
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 winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jun 25th


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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jul 1st
Triolet Poetry Contest
Write a Triolet poem for this contest. A triolet is a poem of only eight lines with a rhyme scheme. Read the announcement for a sample poem and the details. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Jul 8th
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 15th
50 Words Writing Contest
Write a 50 word fictional story on any subject. Use exactly 50 words. This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Jul 23rd
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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 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. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 7th
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? Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Aug 15th
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Aug 21st
Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fan fiction story for Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. . Minimum words 2,500 - Maximum words: It's up to you!
Deadline: Aug 23rd
This Sentence Starts The Story
For this writing contest write a story that starts with this sentence: "Is anyone here a doctor?" This writing contest rewards a cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: Aug 31st


Write About This
Write a story based on the image pictured in this announcement. What is happening here? Cash prize for the winner of this writing contest.
Deadline: Sep 5th
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 for the winner of this poetry contest.
Deadline: Sep 13th
Naani Poetry
For this contest you are challenged to write a Naani poem. Naani is a form of poetry with a specific syllable count. See the announcement for an example. This poetry contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: Sep 19th





Write a poem for our ABAB Poetry Contest.




Write a non-fiction story or essay for our Non-Fiction Writing Contest.




The challenge of flash fiction is to tell a complete story in which every word is absolutely essential. Write a story with a specific word count for our Flash Fiction Writing Contest.




Write a poem with a specific format for our Tanka Poetry Contest.




For our 5-7-5 Poetry Contest you've got a tight deadline. This contest is free to enter for new members to FanStory.com.




Put your reader on the edge of their seat for our Horror Story Writing Contest.




Write a poem that incorporates the topic of faith for our Faith Poetry Contest.




Challenge yourself for our ABC Poetry Contest.




Write a poem that tells a story for our Share A Story In A Poem.




Make your own rules for our Free Verse Poetry Contest.




For our This Sentence Starts The Story you are challenged to write a story that starts with the sentence we provide.




Write a story that uses this image for our Write About This




Write an acrostic poem for this contest. Read the announcement for an example of this type of poem.




Write a poem with only a few words for our Naani Poetry.




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