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 Valentine Poetry Contest
Submit a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. Write about anything that will warm the heart of that special someone or perhaps the opposite approach to that Valentine you'd rather forget. Cash prize. Deadline: February 16.
Rhyming Poem Contest
Write a poem of any type, but there must be a rhyme schme. The winner receives cash. Deadline: February 18.
5-7-5 Poetry Contest
These poems follow the structure of haiku (three lines, 5-7-5 syllable pattern) but without any limits on the subject. Win cash. Deadline: February 19.
Share a Story in a Poem
Write a poem that tells a story in rhyme. Cash prize for the winner. Deadline: February 22.
100-Word Flash Fiction
A drabble is a flash fiction story that uses around 100 words. Write a drabble on any topic using 98-102 words. Cash for the winner. Deadline: February 26.
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