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A Pet's World
This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  Not Displayed  General  14 of 18 Fully Eligible Premier Members 20.00 member dollars Brett Matthew West 4 days
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 4 days
Write A Script
A script can be bring a scene alive with just a little direction and words. Now is your chance to write your own.
None  Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 6 days
Childhood Memories
Write a story about your childhood memories that impacted your life, with a minimum of 500 words to a maximum of 2000 words.
5.00 member dollars  Non-Fiction  Not Displayed  Children  11 of 18 Fully Eligible Premier Members 35.00 member dollars Kitbok Nongkhlaw 9 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 11 days
SEP Horror 250 Words of Less
250 words or less (FS counter excluding title) on a haunted PLACE--any place, cave, cemetery, house--as long as the PLACE is the focus. Can be haunted by any entity (ghost, demon, mouse, etc.)
5.00 member dollars  Flash Fiction  Not Displayed  Horror and Thriller  6 of 18 Fully Eligible Premier Members 60.00 member dollars NABattaglia 11 days
OCT Wk 1 - Horror 50 Words of Less
Horror in 50 words or less! Any topic for this bite-sized horror, but make it scary, creepy, or frightening. Word count measured from your computer, but hand count it. Title excluded from count.
5.00 member dollars  Flash Fiction  Not Displayed  Horror and Thriller  4 of 18 Fully Eligible Premier Members 70.00 member dollars NABattaglia 14 days
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?
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 17 days
80 Word Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses exactly 80 words.
None  Flash Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 19 days
OCT Wk 2 - Horror 500 words or less
MONSTERS in 500 words or less. Any good story summoning a monster, whether it be a werewolf, zombie, monster, ghost, demon, etc. Word count measured from your computer, title excluded.
5.00 member dollars  Flash Fiction  Not Displayed  Horror and Thriller  11 of 18 Fully Eligible Premier Members 35.00 member dollars NABattaglia 21 days
6 Word Poetry
Write a poem with only 6 words.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Nature  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 22 days
Cinquain Poetry
A cinquain poem is a five line poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 27 days
OCT WK 3 - 300 words or less
Write a Children's Halloween Story in 300 words or less, for elementary school or lower. Title excluded from word count. Flash fiction, but any prose (creative nonfiction or poem acceptable).
4.00 member dollars  Flash Fiction  Not Displayed  Horror and Thriller  17 of 18 Fully Eligible Premier Members 4.00 member dollars NABattaglia 28 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 31 days
No Rules Poetry Contest
No rules! Write any type of poem from rhyming to free form. You decide how to write your poem.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 35 days
OCT WK 4 - Fav Halloween Memory
YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN MEMORY. It could be as a child or as an adult. Share with us something that warms the heart and chills the spine. Fiction/creative non-fiction. No word count.
4.00 member dollars  Non-Fiction  Not Displayed  Horror and Thriller  17 of 18 Fully Eligible Premier Members 4.00 member dollars NABattaglia 35 days
One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 39 days
OCT - Halloween's Scariest <500 wds
Scariest story. Any ghost, demon, gore, place, or real person allowed. 500 words or less, measured from MS word, title excluded. Flash fiction, but creative non-fiction acceptable. No poem/script
7.00 member dollars  Flash Fiction  Not Displayed  Horror and Thriller  17 of 18 Fully Eligible Premier Members 7.00 member dollars NABattaglia 42 days
Halloween Story
Write a horror or thriller story for our Halloween writing contest. The story can should have a Halloween theme.
None  Fiction  Displayed  Horror and Thriller  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 42 days
Halloween Poetry
For our Halloween poetry contest we are looking for poems that somehow capture the fun, horror or excitement of this time of the year.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Horror and Thriller  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 42 days
True Story Flash
Write a non-fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words.
None  Flash Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 44 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 46 days
Haiku
Can you write a poem with only three lines?
None  Poetry  Displayed  Nature  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 52 days
Dribble Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 50 words.
None  Flash Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 62 days
New Arrival Poetry
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 67 days
Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 72 days
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?
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 74 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 77 days
75 Words Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 75 words.
None  Flash Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 80 days
My Faith Poetry
Share a poem that is about your faith or how faith has impacted your life.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Spiritual  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 82 days
Fantasy Writing Contest
Write a fantasy story.
None  Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 86 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 89 days
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?
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 92 days
Christmas Story
Share a story that somehow involves Christmas.
None  Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 97 days
Christmas Poetry
Share a poem about Christmas.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 97 days
Take A Photo Poetry
Go out for a walk and take a camera, smartphone or tablet with you. Snap a picture of something interesting and write a poem about it when you get home. Post the photo along with the poem.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 102 days
20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Nature  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 107 days
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!
None  Non-Fiction  Displayed  Spiritual  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 110 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 113 days
A First Book Chapter
For this contest share the first chapter of your novel.
None  Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 116 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 120 days
Science Fiction Writing
Write a science fiction story.
None  Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 125 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 129 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 132 days
Newbie Flash Fiction
For our New Arrival contest we challenge you to write a story that uses exactly 100 words. Title does not count towards the word count. Write about anything with 100 words.
None  Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 139 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 141 days
Western Writing Contest
Write a western story.
None  Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 144 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 149 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 151 days
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that starts with this sentence: You need to calm down.
None  Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 155 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 158 days
Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest.
None  Fiction  Displayed  Horror and Thriller  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 162 days
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 163 days
Lune Poetry Contest
A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 168 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.
None  Non-Fiction  Displayed  Fantasy  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 171 days
Minute
Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 177 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 181 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 185 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 189 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 193 days
Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue.
None  Science Fiction  Displayed  Fantasy  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 198 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 202 days
Future Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story that takes place in the future.
None  Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 206 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Spiritual  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 212 days
100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words.
None  Science Fiction  Displayed  Fantasy  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 218 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 223 days
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 and choose the word count. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 15 syllables total.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 228 days
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.
None  Non-Fiction  Displayed  Spiritual  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 231 days
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.
None  Poetry  Displayed  Romance  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 235 days
5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest.
None  Poetry  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 240 days
Flash Fiction
Write a story on any topic that uses 150 words.
None  Flash Fiction  Displayed  General  No Limit Fully Eligible See Announcement $100 Visa Gift Card FanStory 243 days
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