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
Nonet Poetry Contest
A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc. Line nine finishes with just one syllable. Winner receives $100 cash. Deadline: May 19.
Love Poem Contest
Write a love poem. All forms of poetry accepted. $100 cash prize. Deadline: May 23.
Non-Fiction Writing Contest
Submit personal essays, memoirs, and other literary non-fiction on any topic. The winner takes away $100. Deadline: May 28.
Write a story that brings two people together, two people who may not realize they belong together but the audience is rooting for them. Win $100. Deadline: June 1.
This form has three parts: 1) the first half of the poem, 2) the pivot, and 3) the first half repeated but in reverse. See details and example at FanStory. Winner receives $100. Deadline: June 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