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
100-Word Flash Fiction Contest
Write a story that has 100 words (excluding the title). Any subject. $100 cash prize. Deadline: September 17.
Haiku Poetry Contest
Write a three-line poem that paints an image in the reader's mind. A 5-7-5 syllable count is popular but not required. The winner takes away $100. Deadline: September 22.
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Write a sonnet in iambic pentameter. Win $100. Deadline: September 27.
Sudden Flash Fiction Contest
Write a story using 750 words (excluding the title). Any subject. Winner receives $100. Deadline: September 30.
ABAB Poetry Contest
Write a poem where each group of four lines rhymes a-b-a-b. $100 cash for the winner. Deadline: October 4.
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