FanStory: Writing Contests, Feedback, Community
At FanStory you get:
- Helpful Feedback. Get detailed feedback for every poem, short story and book chapter that you write.
- Contests. Over 50 new contests every month. Always free to paid members. Participate for cash prizes.
- Rankings. See how you compare to other writers. Online statistics will show you how you are doing.
- Community. Participate in an active online writing community. Improve your writing and get motivated.
Upcoming Contest Deadlines
Loop Poetry Contest
Loop Poetry requires that the last word of each line becomes the first word of the next line. There is also a rhyme scheme: ABCB. $100 cash prize. Deadline: November 15.
ABC Poetry Contest
Write a one-stanza, five-line poem. The first letter of each of the first four lines follow the order of the alphabet while the last line can be any letter whatsoever. For example, a poet might choose to use the following letter combination: D-E-F-G-A. The winner takes away $100. Deadline: November 20.
Cinquain Poetry Contest
Each line in a cinquain has a specific number of syllables: 2 syllables, then 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables again. Win $100. Deadline: November 24.
One Line Poem Contest
Write a monostich poem, a poem with a single line. Since the poem is so short, the title often plays an important role. Winner receives $100. Deadline: November 30.
2-4-2 Poetry Contest
Write a poem with two syllables in the first line, four in the second, and two in the third line. $100 cash for the winner. Deadline: December 3.
Enter all contests for free with your upgraded membership. Upgraded membership is only a few dollars a month. These are just some of our contests. View our full listing here.
A Letter We Received
"FanStory works! For anyone who has the determination, heart, and soul to write, FanStory is the site to hone your skills and work towards becoming published. I want to thank all of the members who supported me along the way to achieve that goal.
"I premiered my novel, Fatal Beauty, on FanStory 2013-14 and subsequently—from reviews and query letters—found an agent/publisher for the book. Without FanStory, I would never have been able to succeed."
—Bob Hartson, published June 2016