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Twenty-Five Words or Less  (18+)
The fine art of making words count
#2127482 by ruwth

Posted by ruwth on Mar 12, 2018 at 5:11pm  

Write a short poem (3 - 12 lines) using "anything" or "any character" you choose from the Scriptures. Personification and giving voice to silent characters are welcomed. The specific prompt is up to the author.

The Lighthouse Poetry Contests  (E)
Contests With A Christian Theme
#1742964 by Quihadi

Posted by Quihadi on Mar 6, 2018 at 12:28pm  

Unique writing prompts and awesome prizes, Pretty Pesky Prompts is eagerly waiting for your entries!

Pretty Pesky Prompts   (E)
Monthly Prompt Based Competition to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts
#2105059 by Pesky Amanda has a new job!

Posted by Genipher on Mar 5, 2018 at 9:02pm  

Come see why this is my new contest love affair. Every entry gets an automatic 1,000 points just for posting. Three current prompts to choose from. What's not to love? It's your ball. See what net rewards this racket can bring bouncing back at you.

Adaptive Writers Contest   (ASR)
This contest intends to challenge writers to write outside of their comfort zone
#2150828 by Slime-j

Posted by bobturn on Mar 4, 2018 at 1:34pm  

Write a short story of around 100 words using the 'song' prompt provided. A fun and simple contest with good prizes for 1st/2nd/3rd

Musical Drabble  (13+)
A Flash Fiction contest based around a given song prompt
#2085951 by Spacecat

Posted by Spacecat on Mar 4, 2018 at 1:01pm  

this is a contest for those who write in genres such as sword & sorcery and hard boiled detective

 The Pulp Pit  (18+)
a place where people interested in pulp genres can gather and share ideas
#2142509 by poe dammerung

Posted by poe dammerung on Mar 3, 2018 at 12:56pm  

This contest is all about pets. Fiction, non-fiction, funny, sad, just make it entertaining.

#1986337 by GeminiGem

Posted by GeminiGem on Mar 1, 2018 at 4:18pm  

A dialogue with an alien

The Dialogue 500  (18+)
Dialogues of 500 words or less.
#941862 by W.D.Wilcox

Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Mar 1, 2018 at 11:07am  

An Octopuses Garden

A Contest Inspired by the Old Pulp Fiction Covers of Weird Tales Magazine
#2083492 by W.D.Wilcox

Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Mar 1, 2018 at 11:06am  

After a short hiatus, WE ARE BACK! This is the place to work on the characters in your stories. Pick some personality traits from this month's zodiac sign, and use them to develop your main character.

Zodiac Contest/PISCES Round  (18+)
Create a character using personality traits from a different Zodiac sign every month.
#2115893 by GeminiGem

Posted by GeminiGem on Feb 27, 2018 at 4:19pm  

Blink will re-start on March 1st!

BLINK!  (13+)
A monthly contest for short, and I do mean short, stories! 50 to 75 words only!
#2054775 by Autumn

Posted by Autumn on Feb 25, 2018 at 4:58pm  

Would you like to win six Merit Badges and a shiny Awardicon?

 A Fistful of Merit Badges  (13+)
Choose your own inspiration in this writing contest
#2083535 by Andy52in52~Star Trek QZone

Posted by Andy52in52~Star Trek QZone on Feb 25, 2018 at 5:30am  

A weekly contest where you use free verse to paint a picture in words based on a photo prompt. Not a poet? No problem, Hey. It's free verse. Only creative writers need apply.

Word Pictures Contest  (13+)
Paint a picture in words using Free Verse.
#2149424 by bobturn

Posted by bobturn on Feb 17, 2018 at 8:29am  

A contest inspired by the serious need for more good sci-fi -- February Space Opera Edition!

Science Fiction Short Story Contest  (18+)
A contest inspired by the serious need for more good sci-fi
#2140378 by BlackAdder

Posted by BlackAdder on Feb 5, 2018 at 9:55pm  

Open for entries. The prompt based contest for flash fiction romance and erotica now with weekly prompts and a month based thematic competition.

The Weekly Quickie Challenge  (18+)
Can you excite in 869 words? Month: March Theme: Sexy Movie Quotes
#1355442 by Dawn Embers

Posted by Dawn Embers on Feb 5, 2018 at 1:04am  

For the creative minded, fantastically adroit, rich in sparkling personality, who have yet to be discovered or wish to be discovered once more by the WDC admiring throng. (Did I leave anyone out?) Come put an end to this, which it truly deserves.

The Cliff Hanger Contest  (13+)
How excited can you make me feel before leaving me wondering what's going to happen next?
#2147990 by bobturn

Posted by bobturn on Feb 4, 2018 at 3:51pm  

Come for a February Round! There are two categories: Flash fiction and Short Stories. Multiple prompts to choose from and amazing prizes!

Sinister Stories Contest  (13+)
A horror contest for everyone! Can you write a terrifying tale? February Special Round!
#1556724 by Jeff

Posted by ~ Aqua ~ on Feb 4, 2018 at 10:54am  

A seriously awesome fantasy short story contest for serious writers. Fabulous prizes for fabulous stories. Are you up for the challenge?

Magic Words Contest   (13+)
A fantasy short story writing contest. Fantastic Prizes. Open 1st - 28th February
#1871010 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Jan 29, 2018 at 12:58pm  

By popular (almost, right?) demand— a FICTIONAL version of the original 4 Controversies Contest! Poems & Stories on CONTROVERSIAL subjects. Yup. Try it out— I think it’s gonna prove fun (grins)

The 4 Controversies SPECIAL Contest  (18+)
SPECIAL Round V. CONTEST for FICTIONAL Stories & Poems. Entrez Vous! 1-22-18 thru 4-1-18!
#2146706 by WhataLand This Week?

Posted by WhataLand This Week? on Jan 22, 2018 at 7:28am  

The Non-Fiction, Original 4C’s Contest. Finally!

The 4 Controversies ORIGINAL Contest  (18+)
Got OPINIONS? Groovy! Try Non-Fiction. Dbl 2016 Quill Winner. January 22, 2018 ~ April 1!
#2083509 by WhataLand This Week?

Posted by WhataLand This Week? on Jan 22, 2018 at 7:26am  

Round 22 prompt is: SPARKLE. Write a story in 700 words or less using no dialogue.

No Dialogue Contest  (E)
Write a story containing no dialogue, in 700 words or less, based on the monthly prompt.
#2079495 by QPdoll

Posted by QPdoll on Jan 8, 2018 at 7:00am  

Welcoming all to the new historical fiction contest. The first round of this contest will begin January 1st, 2018.

Historical Fiction Short Story Contest  (13+)
Interesting prompts to keep you interested in history.
#2143467 by Abby Gayle

Posted by Abby Gayle on Dec 29, 2017 at 2:14am  

Start your engines!
This NEW contest begins January 1, 2018!

Character Flaws Contest  (E)
Come yarn me a tale about a flawed character!
#2144029 by Genipher

Posted by Genipher on Dec 28, 2017 at 1:05am  

A Daily/Weekly Contest To Keep Your Nightmares Churning!
5,000 Gift Points To The Daily Winner And A 10K Ribbon To The Weekly Winner!
Enter At Your Own Risk...
Or Are You Scared?

A Daily Contest Of Horror And A Two Time 2016 Quill Award Recipient!
#2020439 by Angus

Posted by Angus on Dec 27, 2017 at 11:40am  

Are you a Scriptwriter? Have you ever wanted to try to write a Script? Do you like to try something new and different? If so, then this is the contest for you.

There are a lot of Short Story and Poetry contest on WDC. But only one Script Writing one.

 The Monthly Script Writing Contest  (E)
Not just another monthly contest. Instead of Short Stories or Poetry, it's about Scripts.
#2144083 by PureSciFi - And the Oscar goes

Posted by PureSciFi - And the Oscar goes on Dec 25, 2017 at 2:49am  

Christmas is cancelled, with no reason why! Can you save the holidays? Tell us, what happened to make Santa do such a thing? Or, rewrite a Christmas carol to make it un-Christmassy!

Bah Humbug!  (13+)
Christmas is cancelled...
#2141771 by Kittiara

Posted by Dragon- done and BYE on Dec 5, 2017 at 4:26pm  

The World Weavers' Triathlon begins today!
3 prompts, 3 months, 4 prizes - Running December 1st to 28th February

World Weavers' Championship  (13+)
Judging underway
#2012128 by Tileira

Posted by Tileira on Dec 1, 2017 at 3:59pm  

Have fun writing a story in poetic form, you have 100 lines to do it in. most people do it in much fewer than that but your welcome to try!
write on any topic, there are no prompts. award icon for winner, merit badge for second place third gets gps.

A Story-Poem Contest!!!  (E)
write a story that is in poetic form. No Prompts new or old! Quill winner!
#2102427 by Lisa Noe~kittylove

Posted by Lisa Noe~kittylove on Nov 5, 2017 at 9:22am  

November Round open for entries. Every contestant earns GPS. Additional prizes for winning entries include a Point of View merit badge, awardicons, and more GPS. Bonus for NaNo first chapters. Only ten entries accepted, so enter now before it's too late!

Just One Point of View Contest  (18+)
It's all about third person limited point of view
#1992580 by Max Griffin

Posted by Max Griffin on Nov 1, 2017 at 7:48pm  

The prompt-word contest with a difference... write about a theme WITHOUT using the prompt words given. For all those writers who love show not tell. Poems and short stories welcome.

The Taboo Words Contest  (13+)
create writing that has wings
#2139468 by Golden Eagle Eye

Posted by Golden Eagle Eye on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:18am  

Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest

Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest  (E)
Test your skill and talent in the art of traditional poetry in this monthly contest.
#2055137 by Brenpoet

Posted by Brenpoet on Oct 5, 2017 at 3:36pm  

A new daily contest. Write the best poem for the prompt in 24 hours and you could win!

The Daily Poem  (13+)
Think you can write a contest winning poem in 24 hours? Test yourself now!
#2133562 by Lor: Distracted by Star Trek

Posted by Lor: Distracted by Star Trek on Sep 30, 2017 at 4:14am  

A Haunted House Short Story Contest
Do you have what it takes to write a short story about a haunting or your personal experience? if so, please come by and check it out and enter your story. You may get my Exclusive Merit Badge.

Haunted Houses Short Story Contest  (E)
It’s haunted and creepy but come on in, if you dare! Year Round (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
#2132045 by Beacon-Light43

Posted by Beacon-Light43 on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:01am  

Love Autumn? Love Romance? Then A Romance Contest is waiting for you.... as are the prizes.

A Romance Contest ~~ Spring  (13+)
A short story contest for the Seasons of Romance. Round 20 is Spring.
#1892844 by Osirantinous Capricornus

Posted by Osirantinous Capricornus on Sep 6, 2017 at 4:14am  

Back for Round 10! Bring your 18+, GC and XGC short stories and poetry.

Kit'z Higher Ratings Contest  (18+)
A contest for items with a higher content rating.
#887621 by Kittiara

Posted by Kittiara on Aug 30, 2017 at 12:21am  

Build a whole new world! Do you have an idea for a new world bouncing around in your head? Well make it a reality by joining this six month program to help build it.

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#2087380 by Not Available.

Posted by Lyndsay Rae on Aug 8, 2017 at 3:37pm  

Spirits At Lighthouses
This is a New Poetry Contest, So if you all are interested, Please come by and Check it out.

Spirits At Lighthouses Poetry Contest  (E)
Do you have what it takes to write about a Haunting? (All Year Round)
#2128856 by Beacon-Light43

Posted by Beacon-Light43 on Jul 23, 2017 at 1:06pm  

New contest opens July 15th. Create a poem from the last line of the prompt poem. All future rounds the winning poem will be the prompt for the following week. Check it out!

Endings are the New Beginning Contest  (13+)
Create a new poem from the last line of another
#2128149 by Lostwordsmith

Posted by Lostwordsmith on Jul 14, 2017 at 8:02pm  

Calling all poets. Can you put your heart into your poetry? Come and check out our bi-monthly poetry contest.

Write from the Heart Poetry Contest  (E)
Round 37 ~ Write a Gwawdodyn
#2093224 by ∞Purple Princess∞

Posted by ∞Purple Princess∞ on Jul 7, 2017 at 7:53am  

Bi-monthly Short Story contest. Just write from your heart and you'll be rewarded.

Write From the Heart Story Contest  (E)
Prompt 20: Finding romance in the circumstances of any sort of extreme sacrifice.
#2121278 by ∞Purple Princess∞

Posted by ∞Purple Princess∞ on Jul 7, 2017 at 7:52am  

Round 78 at Pond Poetry is open for business! The prompt image may seem dark but it's up to you what you make of it! Take a positive spin on it! I just wrote my very first poem in the form that I listed and I really enjoyed it so I hope you enjoy it too!

Pond Poetry - Feb Round EXTENDED!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. Come on by!
#1341392 by ~♥~Krysha~♥~

Posted by ~♥~Krysha~♥~ on Jul 2, 2017 at 1:06pm  

This is a nature-based poetry contest. There are always great prompts to work from, and the prizes are fantastic!

Verdant Poetry Contest  (E)
NATURE-themed quarterly contest.
#2000001 by Choconut

Posted by Choconut on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:34pm  

4 merit badges on offer, Winners will be voted on via poll!

Steampunk Detectives Character Contest  (E)
Supporting all things Punk on WDC; create the Steampunk Detectives: Clangour & Hiss.
#2094947 by Thundersbeard

Posted by Thundersbeard on Jun 6, 2017 at 10:12pm  

Have you wanted to write a spiritual fiction short story? Have you wanted to write one using one of the roughly 4,200 spiritual paths? Then, this contest is for you. No essays or non-fiction, please.

Spiritual Fiction Writing Contest  (13+)
a quarterly short story contest for spiritual fiction -- a 2017 Quill Nominee
#2123887 by Jim Hall

Posted by Jim Hall on Jun 3, 2017 at 2:30pm  

Can you write a Paranormal Romance between a human and ghost, a vampire, a shape-shifter/were, an angel, a demon, or a witch? If so, check us out. The contest runs bimonthly. In December, all previous 1st Place Winners compete in the Championship Round.

Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest  (13+)
A Quarterly Romance Contest -- a 2016 Quill Award Winner
#2089860 by Jim Hall

Posted by Jim Hall on May 29, 2017 at 10:08am  

If you are a Newbie, or have been at WDC for less than a year, you can enter this poetry contest!
Any poem in your portfolio, new or old, you could win an awardicon and an exclusive contest merit badge.
Come along and give it a go!

The Newbies + Open Poetry Contest  (18+)
Poetry contest for Newbies + anyone in first year at WDC. Won 2016 Quill Best New Contest.
#2085863 by Sally

Posted by Sally on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:27pm  

A contest for those who write emotive poetry containing themes others fear tackling.

Rebel Poetry Contest  (18+)
A contest for poets who write poetry about strong and/or controversial subject matter.
#2112615 by Warped Sanity

Posted by Warped Sanity on Feb 18, 2017 at 2:30am  

A WDC standard for over 15 years! All you have to do is write the best story or poem in 24 hours or less, and you could win 10K GPs! What could be easier than that?

The Writer's Cramp  (13+)
Write the best POEM or STORY in 24 hours, win 10K GPs!
#333655 by Sophy

Posted by Sophy on Feb 14, 2017 at 6:10pm  

Five For Fighting!!!

 Five For Fighting Contest  (E)
A contest for short stories of any length, but hurry and get your submission posted!
#2107428 by T.S. Garp

Posted by T.S. Garp on Jan 3, 2017 at 11:25pm  

Oriental Poetry Contest

Do you love to write Than-Bauk, haiku, senryu, tanka, and other Asian forms of poetry? If yes the Oriental Poetry contest is for you! This contest is a weekly contest featuring different genres of Oriental poetry.

Bi-weekly Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
This will be a bi-weekly contest.
#2106425 by Marvin Schrebe aka Chris Breva

Posted by Marvin Schrebe aka Chris Breva on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:43pm  

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