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. Members may compete in over 50 new contests every month. 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
5-7-5 Poetry Contest
Write a poem with the 5-7-5 structure of a haiku, but on any subject. Cash prize. Deadline: May 15
Minute Poem Contest
Your poem should follow an 8-4-4-4 syllable structure. The winner receives a cash prize. Deadline: May 20
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! Win cash. Deadline: May 25
Four Line Poem Contest
Write a four line poem with this pattern of syllables: 1-5-5-9. Winner receives cash. Deadline: May 28
This Sentence Starts The Story
Write a story that begins, "I had my chance." Cash for the winner. Deadline: May 31
Enter all contests at no charge 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