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This is a nature-based poetry contest. There are always great prompts to work from, and the prizes are fantastic!
Posted by Choco ~ busy, busy, busy! on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:34pm
If you could go back to the day you graduated high school and give yourself "life advice" what would you say?
Posted by Angel_Eyes on Jun 21, 2017 at 8:59pm
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
Posted by Spacecat on Jun 18, 2017 at 6:41am
Poets! Welcome 😀 its been awhile but it is back, please enter the contest!!
Posted by River McKenna on Jun 18, 2017 at 2:30am
Do you enjoy writing flash fiction? Are you also a blogger? If you answered yes, then the Flash Blog Contest is for you! Just one story, and one blog post is all it takes! This unique contest offers big awards and a generous deadline. Check it out!
Posted by Djokolot on Jun 18, 2017 at 12:30am
A fabulous contest for both fantasy genre short stories and poems. 1st round opens on 20th June. Guest judge: Eyestar. Fabulous prizes for fabulous writing. Set your imagination free...
Posted by A E Willcox on Jun 16, 2017 at 1:29pm
Open for June Short Story Submissions. Theme is Summer. Begins June 1st, ends June 30th.
Posted by Elizabeth - Overwhelmed on Jun 12, 2017 at 10:04pm
Be creative, exactly three sentences or less. Write the best piece and win 5,000 gp. Write directly into forum.
Posted by Jreese on Jun 12, 2017 at 9:09pm
4 merit badges on offer, Winners will be voted on via poll!
Posted by Thundersbeard on Jun 6, 2017 at 10:12pm
Dreamtime Dragon is back! Dream about a different kind of dragon! Teens welcome! Now til June 28!
Posted by eyestar~Photo auction on Jun 4, 2017 at 9:25am
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.
Posted by Jim Hall on Jun 3, 2017 at 2:30pm
Does The Creature Have A Mate?
Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Jun 2, 2017 at 12:19pm
If You Talk To Trees and Things, This Contest Is For You
Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Jun 2, 2017 at 12:18pm
Accepting almost anything written in the supernatural genre, 3000 words or less. Got a supernatural piece? Enter it now!
Posted by Lorraine on Jun 1, 2017 at 2:07pm
Want a special writing challenge? How about TEAM writing! Come as you are, you will be paired with another writer. It is a chance to try collaboration and get to know another WdC member.
Posted by GeminiGem on Jun 1, 2017 at 8:26am
The 21st June Contest begins at 1 minute after midnight tonight and ends at Noon on the 30th. Awardicons and Gift points too, New or old is up to you. Read the simple rules.
Posted by Monty on May 31, 2017 at 1:00pm
Brand NEW writing contest. Great Prizes! Can you write from your heart? Prompt 1: Emotional or physical scars.
Posted by ∞Purple∞Princess∞ on May 31, 2017 at 8:17am
A seriously awesome Science Fiction short story contest for serious writers. Fabulous prizes for fabulous stories. Are you up for the challenge? Open: 1st June - 30th June. Special guest judge:
Posted by A E Willcox on May 29, 2017 at 10:59am
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.
Posted by Jim Hall on May 29, 2017 at 10:08am
New Zodiac cycle, New contest round! This time we will be borrowing personality traits from GEMINI.
Posted by GeminiGem on May 21, 2017 at 4:08pm
May contest open! Showcase your skill with third person limited point of view. Every story earns 1000 GPS. More prizes for best stories. The contest is limited to the first ten entries, so hurry up and post your story!
Posted by Max Griffin on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:36am
If you have been a member of W.Com for less than 6 months, this contest is just for you! Short Stories and poems can win prizes. Come over and take a look at what could be your first contest on W.Com. FREE to enter!
Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Apr 28, 2017 at 6:01pm
The Sci-Fi Writers Guild is Back and has an All New Short Story Contest!!
Come on down and check it out or, better yet, write an all new story based on the Prompt!
Big Prizes and Awards to the Winners!!!
Posted by EvilDawg - Vigilante Ranger!! on Apr 11, 2017 at 5:09pm
Romance and Erotica contest with a weekly prompt and different judges each round. Looking for flash fiction stories that are 869 words or less.
Posted by Dawn Embers on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:00pm
Pond Poetry is OPEN AGAIN! I think you will love the new prompt so come on over and give it a try!
Posted by Krysha is reviewing 4 charity! on Apr 2, 2017 at 8:35pm
A Weekly/Monthly Contest For Those Who Love Horror!
There's a 10K Ribbon for Weekly Winners, and a 25K Ribbon for Monthly Winners!
So what are you waiting for? Or are you scared...
Posted by Angus on Apr 2, 2017 at 12:49pm
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!
Posted by Sally on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:27pm
A contest for those who write emotive poetry containing themes others fear tackling.
Posted by Warped Sanity on Feb 18, 2017 at 2:30am
Bite Size Poetry Contest - Can you create an impact in 8 lines or less? Then this is the contest for you!
Posted by Taizia on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:33pm
Write a story using no dialogue or inner dialogue. It's fun. Give it a try!
Posted by ~QPdoll~ on Feb 14, 2017 at 9:01pm
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?
Posted by Sophy on Feb 14, 2017 at 6:10pm
Five For Fighting!!!
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.
Posted by Chris Breva on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:43pm
Celebrating the pop culture of the last 60 years! Come take the 'Dash" with me!
Posted by Starr - Honored by Quill Noms! on Dec 17, 2016 at 6:35pm
Can you write a really, really bad story? Well, come on in...
Posted by Kittiara on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:18am
No-prompt contest for stories and poems rated 18+ - XGC!
Posted by Kittiara on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:16am
Open for another round! Theme - The Holidays. This contest leaves the prompt wide open for interpretation.
Posted by Kittiara on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:14am
Monthly Prompt Based Competition to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts
Posted by Mare ~ Writing for myself on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:18am
A contest for those who write stories that deviate from the moral majority.
Posted by Warped Sanity on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:43am
Write a poem or short story that uses personification.
There is a picture prompt each month to inspire you - bring that object/thing alive.
Posted by Sally on Nov 22, 2016 at 4:15pm
Write a poem or story in the length of a 'tweet': just 140 characters. Are you up for the challenge? Come take a look!
Posted by Sally on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:59pm
Do you love writing free verse poetry? Do you enjoy this form of poetic expression? Have you mastered this art? Or do you just want to see if you are on the right track? This contest will put thos
Posted by Angels in my Ear on Nov 5, 2016 at 9:50am
If your preferred story length is way too long for short short fiction but not quite into novel territory, this is the contest for you! No prompts! Great prizes!
Posted by Elisa, Snowman Stik on Oct 29, 2016 at 4:57pm
We have a poetry and prose contest at our contest cabin. You are welcome to enter your word art:
Poet Know It, Show It, Contest 1963898
Write With Might Contest 2095986
Posted by dogpack:invest in yourself on Oct 13, 2016 at 12:05pm
New Folklore / Romance Contest! Step out of your comfort zone to win prizes!!!
Posted by Mare ~ Writing for myself on Oct 11, 2016 at 4:23pm
Brand new poetry contest. Come celebrate the beginning of my latest venture and write a romantic poem!
Posted by ∞Purple∞Princess∞ on Aug 12, 2016 at 9:53pm
August Round NOW OPEN. Follow the prompt and win some great prizes.
Posted by ∞Purple∞Princess∞ on Aug 2, 2016 at 1:49pm
The art of crafting action scenes is critical to competence in writing fiction because the action scene is one in which the mechanics of movement must be described believably and with precision.
Posted by Thundersbeard on Jun 17, 2016 at 9:10pm
A poetry contest open to all Newbies, and anyone else who has been a member of WdC for less than a year.
Awardicons, merit badges and gps to be won.
I look forward to receiving your entry!
Posted by Sally on Jun 3, 2016 at 10:56am
A children's poetry contest judged by children! Come and support the youngest members on the site!
Posted by Elle on May 31, 2016 at 9:46pm
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