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July Prompt/ You have a discussion with your Doctor at the Sanitarium


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


Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Jul 1, 2020 at 12:42pm  


July Prompt/ Invaders from Outside

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WEIRD TALES CONTEST  (18+)
A Contest Inspired by the Old Pulp Fiction Covers of Weird Tales Magazine
#2083492 by W.D.Wilcox


Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Jul 1, 2020 at 12:41pm  


Be inspired by the generations who came before us. Tell us your family stories and put them a historical perspective. Learn more about where you come from. Write stories to pass to your children and grandchildren.

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Roots & Wings Contest CONTEST IS OPEN  (E)
Can you capture the essence of an ancestor in one story or poem? (2013 Quill Award Winner)
#1962161 by ๐ŸพGeminiGem ๐Ÿพ


Posted by ๐ŸพGeminiGem ๐Ÿพ on Jun 30, 2020 at 11:19pm  


For one month only, The Daily Poem returns to provide daily poetic inspiration and prizes!

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The Daily Poem  (13+)
Think you can write a contest-winning poem in 24 hours?
#2133562 by Shaye


Posted by Shaye on Jun 30, 2020 at 4:01pm  


Story or poem, Old or New up to you.Korean war ended 07/27/1953. WW1 began 07/28/1914 (just info.) Write anything Military related. Awardicons and Merit Badges.

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HONORING OUR VETERANS   (ASR)
Of course there's a Veterans Day - EVERY DAY!
#423698 by Monty


Posted by Monty on Jun 30, 2020 at 12:46pm  


This contest is for romance writers who want some experience writing sensual prose.

 Heat Beneath your Wings Romance Contest  (GC)
A contest designed to give writers experience in a genre they might be uncomfortable with
#2225525 by percy goodfellow


Posted by percy goodfellow on Jun 28, 2020 at 9:01pm  


A short story contest for the dark side of speculative fiction - Dark & Grim-dark Fantasy, Dark Science Fiction and Horror genres. Opens 1st July 2020 and closes 31st July 2020. For authors 18+. Stories content rating up to and including XGC accepted.

 
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Into The Darkness   (18+)
A short story contest for dark speculative fiction: Dark SciFi, Dark Fantasy and Horror.
#2223577 by A E Willcox


Posted by A E Willcox on Jun 24, 2020 at 8:46am  


There has been a correction. Also, a poetry and trinket contest are now included as well! You don't want to miss this!

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Royal Writing Contest  (E)
A writing contest fit for a Princess!
#2224056 by Tina Stone


Posted by Tina Stone on Jun 10, 2020 at 6:46pm  


Special round for June: Can you make me laugh with a newly written entry and a MAX line count of 15? Come on over and give it a try! Deadline: June 30th @ 11:59 PM WdC time

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The Humorous Poetry Contest  (18+)
The contest where the rating doesn't matter!~Closed for Judging!
#1875093 by Lornda


Posted by Lornda on Jun 3, 2020 at 8:18am  


You can be a Word Chef Master in WDC Wonderland, just choose your favorite dish and write it in a poem using a given prompt.

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Word Chef Master Contest  (E)
Word Chef Master Contest (Opens on June 1, 2020)
#2172116 by Samberine Everose


Posted by Samberine Everose on Jun 1, 2020 at 4:02am  


open June 1 please come join me won't you!

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


Posted by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv on May 26, 2020 at 2:18pm  


One month of weekly prompt entries (GPs awarded weekly/MB awarded monthly), and one month of story/poetry entries based on the winning MB prompt from the previous month. New exclusive Prompt Me MB awarded each month!.

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The Prompt Me Contest  (13+)
Weekly prompt entries one month, story/poem entries the next, based on the winning prompt!
#2000519 by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!


Posted by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home! on May 17, 2020 at 10:19am  


Open to all newbies here two years or less! Great way to meet others, learn the WDC ropes and win great prizes! It is NOT to late to sign up For May! Let's Go!

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Newbie Contest Challenge!!  (13+)
Contest Open To Newbie's Only.
#2219272 by Richard ~ RL Bites!


Posted by Tina Stone on May 11, 2020 at 2:39pm  


Write a poem about the one that got away.
Form: poet's choice
Line Count: min 12, max 20
Deadline May 30th


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Write from the Heart - Poetry Contest  (E)
Write a heartfelt poem based on the prompt and form provided.
#2093224 by Lilli โ˜•


Posted by Lilli โ˜• on May 6, 2020 at 9:40am  


Write a short story that takes place in a classroom in celebration of National Teacher's Day!

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Holiday Short Story Contest  (E)
Write a short story based on an obscure holiday with the prompt provided.
#2142083 by Lilli โ˜•


Posted by Lilli โ˜• on May 6, 2020 at 9:38am  


A daily horror contest and three times Quill winner as stated in the SCREAMS

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SCREAMS!!!  (XGC)
A Daily Contest Of Horror And A Three Time Quill Award Winner!
#2020439 by Angus


Posted by Elenawrites on May 4, 2020 at 12:32pm  


Science Fiction Short Story Contest: "We Make Great Pets" Edition.

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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 May 2, 2020 at 11:46pm  


The May round is now open. Showcase your skills at showing elements of the story prompt. Every entry earns 1000GPS. Winning stories earn merit badges, awardicons, and GPS. There are only ten available slots, so hurry up and enter!

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Show, Don't Tell Contest  (18+)
Show Don't Tell Contest Message Forum
#2162666 by Max Griffin ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ


Posted by Max Griffin ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ on May 2, 2020 at 7:22am  


An Erotica contest that looks to sizzle, butter my buns can inspire you to write a story, or poem, focusing on the word: carnal. See you there and let inspiration shine!

 
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Butter My Buns Contest  (XGC)
They say to butter your buns might be fun? This is a contest looking to sizzle.
#2220390 by SB Musing


Posted by SB Musing on Apr 28, 2020 at 3:20pm  


Do you have what it takes to define what is inner strength for you? Then come join my new contest! Word of focus to create either a short or poem is the word: overcoming. See you there!

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Inner Strength Contest   (18+)
Create a story or a poem focusing on the inner strength it takes to overcome challenges.
#2220382 by SB Musing


Posted by SB Musing on Apr 28, 2020 at 3:19pm  


NEW Contest now open! Submit your poems and stories written using only 30 Syllables! Weekly prompt given for each round.

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#2219700 by Not Available.


Posted by *Southernemma* on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:32pm  


Challenge your imagination with this contest favorite

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Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest  (13+)
A Monthly Romance Contest -- a 2016 Quill Award Winner
#2089860 by Jim Hall - Happy 4th of July!


Posted by Bobturn on Apr 15, 2020 at 6:46pm  


I have added it to the Activity Page. But since it's a Challenge, and I've seen several others here, I'm adding it here too. Please let me know if I should delete it from either Page.

 The Five Gets You Five Challenge  (E)
Do you want five thousand GPs? Just get a five-rating review from me and you get it.
#2217413 by PureSciFi


Posted by PureSciFi on Mar 30, 2020 at 2:05am  


I'm re-opening this contest today. But it doesn't officially open until April.

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


Posted by PureSciFi on Mar 30, 2020 at 1:58am  


Writing a novel is a tough and overwhelming venture. This challenge is aimed to encourage progress, not perfection. Complete a two-week challenge and win 1,000gps, a raffle ticket, and stand a chance to win an MB! Click into this forum to find out more.

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The Novel-Writing Challenge  (ASR)
Pursue progress, not perfection. Writing a novel is a long journey. Always pace yourself.
#2094382 by Elycia Lee โ˜ฎ Novel-Writing


Posted by Elycia Lee โ˜ฎ Novel-Writing on Mar 23, 2020 at 3:21am  


Try something new! Write a story using lesser-known genre combinations - all ratings accepted. Check it out!

 
FORUM
The Genre Blender  (13+)
From The Talent Pond! Try something new using lesser-known genre combinations as prompts!
#2215856 by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)


Posted by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :) on Mar 15, 2020 at 4:19pm  


Ever write a story with no dialogue? Give it a try. It's really fun!

FORUM
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 Mar 8, 2020 at 10:38am  


Items with a higher content rating do not often get the chance to enter contests. For that reason I decided to run a contest just for those 18+, GC and XGC pieces.

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


Posted by Kittiara on Mar 3, 2020 at 4:41pm  


Do you ever sit and wonder whatโ€™s outside the universe? Whether or not there is such a thing as free will? What makes nature beautiful... if anything does? If so, this contest is the place for you.


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Philosophical Musings  (13+)
A contest for items of a philosophical nature.
#2137339 by Kittiara


Posted by Kittiara on Mar 3, 2020 at 4:37pm  


Current Prompt: Write an essay about YOU!

 
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Write An Essay About...  (E)
CONTEST: Write Five Paragraphs: an Introduction, three Key Points and a Conclusion.
#2213597 by ruwth


Posted by ruwth on Feb 22, 2020 at 12:54pm  


Not sure you can plow through a full month of journaling prompts? Me neither. That's why 8 is the magic number in this contest that gives you some journaling freedom. Check it out!

 Journalistic Intentions  (18+)
This is for the journal keeping types that come to PLAY!
#2213121 by Elisa-Stik Stuck Inside


Posted by Elisa-Stik Stuck Inside on Feb 20, 2020 at 9:40am  


Want to be a Heart Throb Poet this 2020 in WDC Wonderland?
just excel your great poem and submit it here.


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Search for a WDC Heart Throb Poet  (E)
A contest for the heart season- (Poetry Contest)
#2110571 by Samberine Everose


Posted by Samberine Everose on Feb 5, 2020 at 8:36pm  


Do you have a well organized portfolio--or are you in need of incentive to get it organized? Either way, come see what the Lodestar is asking for this round.

 
FORUM
The Lodestar Contest  (13+)
Looking for a guiding light. Contest will be open again in February of 2021.
#2130938 by Satuawany


Posted by Satuawany on Jan 27, 2020 at 12:11pm  


The classic poetry challenge is BACK! Five days, five prompts, great prizes. Do you have what it takes? First event starts 1/20.

 
FORUM
Rhythm & Rhyme: Poetry/Lyrics Challenge  (13+)
Are you ready to CHALLENGE yourself with new poetry forms and writing lyrics??
#2208785 by Beacon Is Writingโœ๏ธ




Come on in, join the fun and enter a contest to benefit the Children of God group here on WDC. We will have new prompts every month!

 
FORUM
Angel Wings Benefit Contest  (E)
A monthly contest to benefit the Children of God group to spread good cheer around WDC.
#2204162 by Rhoswen - Goal Reacher


Posted by Rhoswen - Goal Reacher on Jan 1, 2020 at 12:11am  


Dark poets (or even those a bit in the gray area): come join us for our Winter/XMas Round. Three different prompts to choose from. Free-Verse or Form, max of 60 lines and any rating accepted. First place gets a 75k Awardicon!!


FORUM
Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest  (13+)
Round 38 Opened
#1971713 by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleen going Void ๐ŸŒ‘


Posted by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleen going Void ๐ŸŒ‘ on Dec 8, 2019 at 7:04pm  


It's time for a lot of Holidays, and this time, we're creating a Holiday with a Fantasy or Science Fiction twist. Let's see how creative we can be.

FORUM
The Anthro Activity Anteroom  (13+)
A fun activity room for Non-Humans.
#1654618 by BIG BAD WOLF Is 31 on 6/3/20


Posted by BIG BAD WOLF Is 31 on 6/3/20 on Dec 5, 2019 at 2:12pm  


Open to people of all faiths or none. Come on in!

FORUM
Share Your Faith  (13+)
Are you spiritual? Religious? Or not at all? Can you incorporate this into your writing?
#2204562 by Kittiara


Posted by Kittiara on Nov 16, 2019 at 11:15am  


24 Syllables

Can you write a poem in only 24 Syllables?


FORUM
24 Syllables - Reopening July 1  (E)
Can you write a poem with only 24 Syllables?
#2162300 by Lostwordsmith


Posted by Beholden on Nov 9, 2019 at 7:50pm  


Andre the Blog Monkey's Classic Rewrite Challenge.
A creative writing challenge for NEWBIES and their muses.
The challenge is to write a condensed version of a classic novel but to rewrite the story in a unique and creative way.
Details in The Banana Bar


FORUM
Andre The Blog Monkey's Banana Bar  (18+)
Andre the Blog Monkey's Banana Bar It's a cyber bar owned by an imaginary monkey
#1985857 by Brother Nature


Posted by Brother Nature on Oct 29, 2019 at 5:45pm  


Four classic fairytales to create a new one!

 Fairy Tale Mix Up  (E)
Creating a new story using four classic fairy tales.
#2202156 by Luarel Montgommery


Posted by Luarel Montgommery on Oct 3, 2019 at 7:42am  


Help us celebrate WDC's 19th Birthday! *Bigsmile* 19K GP daily prize, guest prompters, daily Merit Badges - AND a chance to win 190K GPs!

FORUM
The Writer's Cramp  (13+)
Write the best story or poem in 24 hours (or less) during and win 10KGPs.
#333655 by Sophy


Posted by Sophy on Sep 2, 2019 at 6:56pm  


Now Open! Free EXCLUSIVE Merit Badge with 10 Tickets from Shaye's WDC Birthday Arcade. Generous prizes, including a QUILL Nomination to the Winner. Promoting Non-Fiction writing. Like a unicorn so rare, this contest is only seen once in a while... POOF!

IN & OUT
The 4 Controversies Contest  (18+)
OPINIONS? Groovy! Try the 4C's Non-Fiction Contest. 3X Quill Winner! NOW OPEN
#2083509 by Whata 4Cs Now Open


Posted by Whata 4Cs Now Open on Sep 2, 2019 at 3:04am  


This is the first contest I have ever hosted. Please let me know if everything makes sense :)

 
FORUM
Defeating a God/Goddess Contest  (E)
One-time contest for poetry and prose 250-500 words
#2198450 by K5Rakitan


Posted by K5Rakitan on Aug 17, 2019 at 6:15pm  


Monthly contest with challenging prompts and some exciting prizes!

FORUM
The Bard's Hall Contest  (13+)
JULY PROMPT: SWEET SUMMER SWEAT ROMANCE!
#981150 by StephBee


Posted by ๏ฟฆeb๏ฟฆiโ‚ธch Missing my Mom on Aug 17, 2019 at 4:41pm  


This contest is just for newbies who have been a member of W.Com for less than six months! 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 - Great prizes!

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


Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Aug 6, 2019 at 9:21pm  


Choose one of three (probably) well-known movie quotes to start your story. First round: The Lion King (1994).

FORUM
Movie Quote Contest  (13+)
Take a movie quote prompt and weave a story around it. Contest closed for judging.
#2195963 by Abby Gayle


Posted by Abby Gayle on Aug 1, 2019 at 12:11am  


The trick to this contest is to not use the obvious descriptive words. Poems and short fiction accepted.

FORUM
The Taboo Words Contest  (13+)
create writing that has wings
#2139468 by Choconut ๐Ÿซ


Posted by Choconut ๐Ÿซ on Jun 19, 2019 at 2:53pm  


Can you write me a story or poem in just 140 characters (the length of an old-school tweet)?
1st prize is an exclusive contest merit badge and 5000gps!


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


Posted by Sally on May 19, 2019 at 7:57am  


Follow the image prompt of the month and write a story or poem that personifies the object shown.

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PersonITfication -on HIATUS from 1/12/19  (18+)
Show off your skill using personification - give inanimate objects human qualities.
#2055579 by Sally


Posted by Sally on Apr 4, 2019 at 2:08pm  


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