Enter 2020 Writing Contests

My last post was about how to spot profitable writing contests.

To get you started entering contests FanStory is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Check out what they are offering!

Enter contests for free. Over $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded this year.

Get Feedback: Get detailed feedback on every poem, short story, or book chapter you write.  All skill levels welcomed.

Keep your copyright:  You keep the copyright and all rights to your writings.

Join for $9.95 per month or a discount price of $69 for one year. (No, I am not an affiliate of FanStory. Therefore, I do not make any money advertising these contests.)


Horror Writing Contest
Put your readers on edge or terrorize them for this horror writing contest. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: 31 January 2020 (4 DAYS)

Dialogue Only Writing Contest
Write a story using only dialogue. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: 2 February 2020

Tanka Poetry Contest
For this contest, you are challenged to write a Tanka poem. Tanka is a form of poetry with a specific syllable count. See the announcement for an example. Cash Prize!
Deadline: 3 February 2020

Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Write a flash fiction story that takes place in a tavern late into the night. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: 5 February 2020

15 Syllable Poem
For this contest, you are to write a short poem. The poem should have exactly 15 syllables. You can structure it any way you choose and choose the word count. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 15 syllables total. This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: 10 February 2020 

True Story Contest
Share a memory from your life. Share a moment, an object, a feeling, etc. This does not have to be a profound memory but should allow readers insight into your feelings, observations and/or thoughts. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: 13 February 2020 

Valentine Poem
Write a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be humorous or a serious love poem. Cash Prize!
Deadline: 14 February 2020 

5 Line Poem
Write a five-line poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: 16 February 2020 

Write A Script
A script can bring a scene alive with just a little direction and words. Now is your chance to write your own. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline: 19 February 2020

Non-Fiction Writing Contest
We are looking for personal essays, memoirs, and works of literary non-fiction. It can be spiritual, political, or funny. Creative approaches welcomed. The winner takes away a cash prize.
Deadline: 21 February 2020

Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash Prize!
Deadline: 24 February 2020

100 Word Flash Fiction
Write a flash fiction story on any topic that uses exactly 100 words. Cash prize to the winner.
Deadline: 28 February 2020 

Haiku Poetry Contest
For this contest, you are challenged to write a Haiku poem. Haiku is a form of poetry that only uses three lines. Can you paint a mental image using only three lines? This contest has a cash prize.
Deadline: 29 February 2020 

See a full list of FanStory contests here.


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