I'm coming up on a year with FanStory. It's been great, but as I'm trying to become acquainted with the competitive writing universe, I'm expanding my horizons and trying another site that offers multiple competitions a year.
For about $7/month I've joined CreativeCompetitor. (Hopefully I can win one and cover my dues)Expect a review about 6 months from now. They don't offer as many competitions as FanStory, and there is no peer review element. However, there is a lot of great content.
For example here's an article where they talk about their judging process.
I also liked what they have to say about how to win a writing competition
"To win a writing competition, all it takes is the ability to create a
strong story line, to be able to take the basic story and to weave a
realistic plot around it, to introduce characters that seem larger than
life and to be able to follow the rules, writing with sincerity and
My first task - write a story based on this guy
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