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Use the photo to inspire your creativity. Write a short story and win big prizes!
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This New Contest will have different prompts in the forum every month, plus you can win a Merit Badge by giving a good poem.

Lighthouses at Sunset Poetry Contest  (13+)
This Is A Monthly Contest - (Sister Forum to Spirits at Lighthouses)
#2291993 by Beacon's Light ⚓️

Posted by Beacon's Light ⚓️ on Mar 20, 2023 at 2:45am  

A Poetry Contest sponsored by The Grumpy Leprechaun, prizes include Awardicons, Merit Badges, and Gift Points!

Grumpy's Saint Paddy's Day Contest!!  (E)
A quick and easy poetry contest for Saint Patrick's Day!
#2292006 by Richard ~

Posted by Richard ~ on Mar 8, 2023 at 4:07pm  

I''m excited to announce The Bard Says... a contest to celebrate my WDC Sweet Sixteen!

The Bard Says contest  (ASR)
Mumsy's 16th WDC Anniversary Contest
#2291002 by Mumsy Sweet 16!

Posted by Mumsy Sweet 16! on Mar 2, 2023 at 11:15pm  

March contest is now open. Rhyming horror poetry.

Horror Writing Contest!   (ASR)
A contest involving writing a horror story. Simple, really.
#2273172 by Steven (PLEASE BUY MY BOOKS!)

Posted by Steven (PLEASE BUY MY BOOKS!) on Mar 2, 2023 at 7:49pm  

MARCH Contest. Check the rules and enter: Either a Short Story (2,000 word maximum)Or Poetry (44 lines maximum) between 03/01/2023 until 03/31/2023 at noon. Old or new, up to you. Awardicons and GPs too.

The Place for Seniors!
#427318 by Monty

Posted by Monty on Feb 28, 2023 at 12:41pm  

MARCH 2023 Veterans Contest will run from 03/01/2023 until noon on 03/30/2023 Please enter old or new up to you. Awardicons and merit badges up for grabs. Show your support for Veterans. All registered members welcome to post.

Of course there's a Veterans Day - EVERY DAY!
#423698 by Monty

Posted by Monty on Feb 27, 2023 at 12:33pm  

OPEN APRIL 1st - MARCH 30th. Can you grab readers from the 1st line and keep them hooked? Can you bring characters and their setting alive on the first page? Fantasy novel 1st chapter - new or pre-written accepted. 2500-5000 words.

Fantasy Firsts  (18+)
A Fantasy Genre Novel First Chapter Contest. 2500-5000 Words. Open: 1st March - 30th April
#2290764 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Feb 22, 2023 at 2:46pm  

Create your own words and use them in your poetry composition. Official launching on March 2023. Stay tuned.

NEOLOGY Writing Contest  (E)
Create your own word and use it in poetry.
#2290879 by ☘️GERVIC

Posted by ☘️GERVIC on Feb 19, 2023 at 5:38am  

Short story contest round. There are six genres to choose from, each with its own required detail.

The Lodestar Contest  (13+)
Looking for a guiding light. The 2023 round is closed. Judging in process.
#2130938 by Satuawany

Posted by Satuawany on Jan 31, 2023 at 11:07pm  

Join Red Wheelbarrow group writers as we craft and discuss our Valentine’s free verse poems to celebrate love. A contest month.

Red Wheelbarrow Poetry ClosedUntilJudged  (E)
Forum for members of Red Wheelbarrow Group to hang, share, get input like any other group?
#1390406 by Hey, Brian, Keith Compton…

Posted by Hey, Brian, Keith Compton… on Jan 30, 2023 at 1:29am  

Back for Round 2

Not Just Another Brick In The Wall  (ASR)
Most teachers are amazing, but sometimes . . .
#2281472 by K5Rakitan

Posted by K5Rakitan on Jan 21, 2023 at 3:36pm  

This is a place to come write stories with recipes. Please come and have some fun with your stories and recipes. You may write up to two stories with recipes if you'd like, please read the rules to find out more. And please have Fun!!!

Sharmelle's Recipe Kitchen Contest  (E)
Welcome to Sharmelle's Recipe Kitchen Contest
#2268006 by Witty Mcdoodle Sharmelle

Posted by Witty Mcdoodle Sharmelle on Jan 9, 2023 at 7:10pm  

The Steampunk boiler is being fired back up! Get ready for minions and flying machines! Contest opens Jan 1, 2023.

StAG Firebox - Closed for judging  (13+)
Steampunk fiction competition
#1781446 by Beck Fires the Boiler!

Posted by Beck Fires the Boiler! on Dec 26, 2022 at 6:29pm  

The romance and erotica contest is reopen and ready for business. Come check out the new prompt and have some fun writing in 690 words or less.

The Weekly Quickie Contest  (18+)
Can you excite in 690 words? Romance+ Contest, March Theme: Green
#1355442 by Dawn Embers

Posted by Dawn Embers on Nov 12, 2022 at 9:37pm  

Bard's Hall has a creative Thanksgiving prompt for Nov if you'd like to stop in and check it out. Need some edible entries!

The Bard's Hall Contest  (13+)
MARCH: Story, The Ides of "MARSH" OR Prompt 2 Dialogue only with a Leprechaun,
#981150 by StephBee

Posted by StephBee on Nov 10, 2022 at 6:34am  

Need inspiration on beginning the first chapter of a book? New prompts posted monthly.

Chapter One  (18+)
Write the first chapter of a book, inspired by the prompt.
#2251577 by Cubby ~ On the Road

Posted by Cubby ~ On the Road on Nov 2, 2022 at 10:07am  

Do you enjoy writing for kids? Create stories and/or poetry for children by following the monthly prompt.

Writing 4 Kids Contest  (ASR)
If you like writing stories and/or poems for kids, this is the contest for you!
#1999597 by Cubby ~ On the Road

Posted by Cubby ~ On the Road on Nov 2, 2022 at 9:54am  

Halloween like prompts to fit your needs. 1k entry fee involved. There is also a non Halloween prompt for those not interested in the spooky holiday.

Creature Features  (13+)
Round 11 closed! Round 12 open!
#2211262 by Angelica- Busy Writing

Posted by Angelica- Busy Writing on Oct 2, 2022 at 11:25am  

Rotten tomatoes all over the place. Who did it? Why? What is the solution? October Halloween round!

Space Wars  (13+)
There is a war going on in outer space and the aliens need your help to bring peace!
#2280815 by Angelica- Busy Writing

Posted by Angelica- Busy Writing on Oct 2, 2022 at 11:22am  

The Return of the Science Fiction Short Story Contest. Welcome to the Singularity.

The 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 Oct 1, 2022 at 10:12am  

Space freighters and Hotrods. What are you driving and where in the galaxy are you going?

BlackAdder's Cantina  (13+)
Contest: A place for spacers, washouts, and dreamers of dreams.
#2275750 by BlackAdder

Posted by BlackAdder on Oct 1, 2022 at 10:11am  

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