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
Four Line Poem Contest
Write a four line poem that has a specific syllable count. The first line has 1 syllable, the second line has 5 syllables, the third line has 5 syllables, and the last line has 9 syllables. Any subject. $100 cash prize. Deadline: July 20.
Antonym Poetry Contest
Write a four line poem. The first line is only one word. Second and third line can be formatted as you wish. The last line is the antonym of the word on the first line. The winner takes away $100. Deadline: July 25.
Three Line Poem Contest
We are looking for an unrhymed poem of 17 or 19 syllables. It has the following syllable counts: 5/7/5 or 5/7/7. Win $100. Deadline: July 30.
Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story of any length using only dialogue. No narration, descriptions, or sentence tags. Winner receives $100. Deadline: August 3.
Free Verse Poetry Contest
Free verse has no fixed meter and no structure regarding rhyme and lines in each stanza. $100 cash for the winner. Deadline: August 7.
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