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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!

Newbies ONLY Short Story & Poem Contest  (13+)
Contest OPEN for October submissions.
#1873271 by ~Spooky Sisco ~

Posted by ~Spooky Sisco ~ on Oct 15, 2017 at 7:12pm  

You only have 22 days left to be eligible for a 50K Awardicon, or a 25K Awardicon, or a 10K Awardicon!
And if I receive enough entries, there will probably be some Honorable Mentions as well!
So start banging on those keyboards NOW!

#2060065 by Fangus

Posted by Fangus on Oct 9, 2017 at 12:58pm  

The monthly prompt is posted below the rules.

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

Posted by Quihadi on Oct 6, 2017 at 3:52pm  

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  

Contest for writing that honors those who have passed on. Takes place Oct.3-Nov.7.

Honoring the Dead  (13+)
Contest takes place October 3 - November 7
#2128802 by WarpedSanity ♡'s Samhain

Posted by WarpedSanity ♡'s Samhain on Oct 3, 2017 at 12:57pm  

Make It Scary

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

Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Oct 3, 2017 at 10:53am  

The Scarier, The Better

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

Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Oct 3, 2017 at 10:52am  

The Comedy Club Contest is back with an open prompt. I am also accepting stories newly written as well as stories already in your port for this round.

The Comedy Club Contest  (18+)
A Contest For The Funny Side Of Life. October Round is OPEN
#1965952 by GeminiGem I am a SURVIVOR!

Posted by GeminiGem I am a SURVIVOR! on Oct 3, 2017 at 9:06am  

Do you write horror? This is the perfect contest for you! There are three prompts to choose from and all you have to do is write one story! Each qualifying entry receives 500 GPs and there are generous prizes for winners!

Sinister Stories Contest  (13+)
A horror contest, open to everyone! Can you write a terrifying tale? Come on for October.
#1556724 by Jeff

Posted by ~ Aqua ~ on Oct 1, 2017 at 2:49pm  

Have you a Horror Flash Fiction tale? Then, come and entry Grim Blunt Contest. I will award over 95K Gift Points, including Awardicon, some Gift Points, and/or Horror/Scary Merit Badge or another Merit Badge!

Grim Blunt Contest  (ASR)
OPEN for Horror Flash Fiction Contest, October 1 - 29, 2017!
#2046245 by Fictiøn Ðiva the Wørd Weava

Posted by Fictiøn Ðiva the Wørd Weava on Oct 1, 2017 at 11:13am  


#2136198 by Marti

Posted by Marti on Oct 1, 2017 at 6:02am  

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 Zombie Cheerleader Lorraine

Posted by Zombie Cheerleader Lorraine on Sep 30, 2017 at 4:14am  

Have some fun writing without dialogue. It's only 700 words or less. C'mon, give it a try.

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

Posted by Creeepy QPdoll on Sep 29, 2017 at 6:46am  

This round we are writing about LIBRA, the kind and gentle person who carries a grudge and can't say no. Join us in this character-driven contest!

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

Posted by GeminiGem I am a SURVIVOR! on Sep 26, 2017 at 11:16pm  

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!
#2132045 by Light-Beacon43

Posted by Light-Beacon43 on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:01am  

Revised Book Review Contest

 Book Review Contest  (13+)
This forum is for book review contests I am hosting.
#2134820 by DavidW

Posted by DavidW on Sep 17, 2017 at 12:02pm  

Wanted! Funny poems. Deadline: October 23rd @ 11:59PM WdC Time

The Humorous Poetry Contest  (18+)
The contest where the rating doesn't matter! New round now open~
#1875093 by Lornda

Posted by Lornda on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:28am  

PrepMo starts on Oct. 1st! Signups are now open.

October NaNoWriMo Prep Contest Rounds  (E)
Four competitive novel prep assignments accompanying the October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge
#2134154 by Battywyn♪

Posted by Battywyn♪ on Sep 10, 2017 at 6:21pm  

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

A Romance Contest ~~ Autumn  (13+)
A short story contest for the Seasons of Romance. Round 18 is Autumn.
#1892844 by Osirantinous

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

Do you love poetry? Then, you'll love The Annual Poem Team Challenge! Just pick a friend, and WRITE! The subject of the poem will be given by the Judges, but the genre & form are your choice! Big prizes await the winners! Are you up to it?

The Annual Poem Team Challenge   (E)
A Two-Round Poetry Challenge with BIG prizes! Runs: October-November
#2132753 by Dee

Posted by Dee on Sep 4, 2017 at 2:37pm  

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 Spacecatula

Posted by Spacecatula on Sep 1, 2017 at 5:47pm  

September Round open for entries. Every contestant earns GPS. Additional prizes for winning entries include a Point of View merit badge, awardicons, and more GPS. 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 Sep 1, 2017 at 11:23am  

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 Scaredy Kitti

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

Contest open until the 30th of September! Poetry only, old or new but not previously awarded by contest. Rules and prizes are displayed on the page. Reviews are given if time permits. Hope to see some great entries!

Muse Masters Poetry Contest  (ASR)
A Meeting with the Muse!
#1771632 by Mandy

Posted by Mandy on Aug 25, 2017 at 9:21pm  

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.

A Whole New World  (E)
Build a new world!
#2087380 by Lyndsay Rae

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

Round 8 begins September 1st! 10 prompts, 10 days, 35,000 GPs for one champion!

World Weavers' Championship  (13+)
Forum open for discussion, review and advice.
#2012128 by Tileira

Posted by Tileira on Aug 2, 2017 at 1:38pm  

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? If so, Come on in.
#2128856 by Light-Beacon43

Posted by Light-Beacon43 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 ⛤Lostwordwitch⛤ 2 yrs!

Posted by ⛤Lostwordwitch⛤ 2 yrs! 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 28 ~ Write about the Great Pumpkin!
#2093224 by ∞Prowling Purple Phantom∞

Posted by ∞Prowling Purple Phantom∞ 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 10: What circumstances are getting in the way of your relationship?
#2121278 by ∞Prowling Purple Phantom∞

Posted by ∞Prowling Purple Phantom∞ 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 - Open for Oct. Entries!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. Come on by!
#1341392 by Krysha can't sleep... Zzzzz!

Posted by Krysha can't sleep... Zzzzz! 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 Choco's Gone Nuts Muwahaha!

Posted by Choco's Gone Nuts Muwahaha! on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:34pm  

Poets! Welcome 😀 its been awhile but it is back, please enter the contest!!

A River of Poetry  (E)
Winners Posted... look for a fresh contest prompt again soon!
#1559794 by River McKenna

Posted by River McKenna on Jun 18, 2017 at 2:30am  

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 short story contest for spiritual fiction that uses any path from around the world
#2123887 by It's the Great Puma-kin!

Posted by It's the Great Puma-kin! 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+)
Contest brought to you by: the Paranormal Romance Author's Guild
#2089860 by It's the Great Puma-kin!

Posted by It's the Great Puma-kin! on May 29, 2017 at 10:08am  

Romance and Erotica contest with a weekly prompt and different judges each round. Looking for flash fiction stories that are 869 words or less.

The Weekly Quickie Challenge  (18+)
Under Construction Can you excite in 869 words? Round Due: Prompt: pending
#1355442 by Dawn Embers

Posted by Dawn Embers on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:00pm  

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...

A Weekly/Monthly Contest Of Horror And A Two Time 2016 Quill Award Recipient!
#2020439 by Fangus

Posted by Fangus 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!

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

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

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

Rebel Poetry Contest  (18+)
Closed until Nov. 2017
#2112615 by WarpedSanity ♡'s Samhain

Posted by WarpedSanity ♡'s Samhain 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 Sophyween

Posted by Sophyween 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.

Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
This will be a weekly contest.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - Barboursville WV

Posted by Chris Breva - Barboursville WV on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:43pm  

Can you write a really, really bad story? Well, come on in...

Intentionally Bad Story Contest  (ASR)
You probably know about intentionally bad poetry. This contest is all about the stories!
#2075418 by Scaredy Kitti

Posted by Scaredy Kitti on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:18am  

Open for another round! Theme - The Holidays. This contest leaves the prompt wide open for interpretation.

Kittiara's Writing Contest  (ASR)
Short story and poetry contest, with a theme!
#861112 by Scaredy Kitti

Posted by Scaredy Kitti on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:14am  

Monthly Prompt Based Competition to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts

Pretty Pesky Prompts   (E)
Monthly Prompt Based Competition to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts
#2105059 by Natalia L. Jones

Posted by Mare ~ extended hiatus on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:18am  

A contest for those who write stories that deviate from the moral majority.

Distorted Minds Contest  (18+)
Closed until Nov. 2017
#2103204 by WarpedSanity ♡'s Samhain

Posted by WarpedSanity ♡'s Samhain 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.

PersonITfication   (E)
Show off your skill using personification - give inanimate objects human qualities.
#2055579 by GhaStALLY

Posted by GhaStALLY 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!

Tweet Me a Story  (18+)
Write me a story or poem in the equivalent space of a 'tweet' - 140 characters.
#2040737 by GhaStALLY

Posted by GhaStALLY 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

Shadows and Light Poetry Contest  (E)
Do you love the challenge and creativity of free verse poetry? This contest is for you.
#1935693 by Angels in my Ear

Posted by Angels in my Ear on Nov 5, 2016 at 9:50am  

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