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
Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem that has a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you. Cash prize. Deadline: April 18
5-7-5 Poetry Contest
This poem follows the structure of a haiku but may be on any topic. The winner receives a cash prize. Deadline: April 19
ABC Poetry Contest
Write a poem with one or more stanzas of five lines each. In each stanza, the first letter of each of the first four lines follows the order of the alphabet, while the last line can start with any letter. Win cash. Deadline: April 20
150-Words Flash Fiction Contest
Write a story with exactly 150 words (not including the title). Winner receives cash. Deadline: April 21
Cinquain Poetry Contest
Cinquains have five lines with these syllable counts: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2. Cash for the winner. Deadline: April 25
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