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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 ~ busy, busy, busy!

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?

Dear Younger Me   (E)
Contest to honor my daughter graduating.
#2125881 by Angel_Eyes

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

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

Posted by Spacecat on Jun 18, 2017 at 6:41am  

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

A River of Poetry  (E)
Open for entries! Prompt: Peace
#1559794 by River McKenna

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!

The Flash Blog Contest  (18+)
A contest combining flash fiction and blogging.
#2114347 by Djokolot

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...

Fabulous Fantasy Contest  (18+)
A fantasy short story and poetry contest. Open 20th June - Closes 20th July 2017
#2125220 by A E Willcox

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.

Elizabeth's Poetry & Short Story Contest  (13+)
Open for June Short Story submissions.
#2113830 by Elizabeth - Overwhelmed

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.

The Keenest Joker  (13+)
Win 5,000 gift points for being funny in three or less sentences. Rounds end Friday.
#1944443 by Jreese

Posted by Jreese on Jun 12, 2017 at 9:09pm  

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  

Dreamtime Dragon is back! Dream about a different kind of dragon! Teens welcome! Now til June 28!

DreamTime Dragon's Contest  (E)
A Poetry contest with a dragon prompt. Teens welcome! Round 12.
#1768488 by eyestar~Photo auction

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.

Spiritual Fiction Writing Contest  (13+)
a short story contest for spiritual fiction that uses any path from around the world
#2123887 by Jim Hall

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

Does The Creature Have A Mate?

A Contest Inspired by the Old Pulp Fiction Covers of Weird Tales Magazine
#2083492 by W.D.Wilcox ¬© ¬Ņ ő¶

Posted by W.D.Wilcox ¬© ¬Ņ ő¶ on Jun 2, 2017 at 12:19pm  

If You Talk To Trees and Things, This Contest Is For You

The Dialogue 500  (18+)
Dialogues of 500 words or less.
#941862 by W.D.Wilcox ¬© ¬Ņ ő¶

Posted by W.D.Wilcox ¬© ¬Ņ ő¶ 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!

Supernatural Writing Contest  (18+)
No prompt! Old or new! Stories and poems accepted!
#1771874 by Lorraine

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.

It Takes Two  (13+)
Team writing contest. OPEN FOR JUNE ENTRIES!
#2069056 by GeminiGem

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.

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

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.

Write From the Heart Story Contest  (E)
Can you write a short story from your heart? Prompt 2: Homeless story
#2121278 by ‚ąěPurple‚ąěPrincess‚ąě

Posted by ‚ąěPurple‚ąěPrincess‚ąě 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:

Other Worlds Contest  (18+)
Science Fiction Short Story Contest. 1st -30th June 2017
#2078460 by A E Willcox

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.

Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest  (13+)
Contest brought to you by: the Paranormal Romance Author's Guild
#2089860 by Jim Hall

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.

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

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!

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

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!

Newbies ONLY Short Story & Poem Contest  (13+)
OPEN for JUNE submissions!
#1873271 by ~ Sisco ~

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!!!

Science Fiction Short Story Contest  (E)
The SFWG is happy to announce the return of the Science Fiction Short Story Contest!
#2118205 by EvilDawg - Vigilante Ranger!!

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.

The Weekly Quickie Contest  (18+)
Can you excite in 869 words? Round 251 Due: July 2 Prompt: Chemistry
#1355442 by Dawn Embers

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!

Pond Poetry - Round 77 Deadline Extended  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. Deadline extended!
#1341392 by Krysha is reviewing 4 charity!

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...

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

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!

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 poetry contest for those who write about strong subject matter.
#2112615 by Warped Sanity

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!

 Bite Size Poetry Contest  (E)
Just one small sweet bite of poetry is all I need.
#1559317 by Taizia

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!

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 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?

The Writer's Cramp  (13+)
Write the best POEM or STORY in 24 hours or less and 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.

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

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!

Decade Dash - New Prompts Soon!  (E)
Challenge yourself to embody the spirit and culture of the past 60 years!
#2094842 by Starr - Honored by Quill Noms!

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...

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

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

No-prompt contest for stories and poems rated 18+ - XGC!

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

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.

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

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

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 ~ Writing for myself on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:18am  

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

Distorted Minds Contest  (18+)
A contest for those who write stories that deviate from the norm.
#2103204 by Warped Sanity

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.

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

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!

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

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

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  

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!

Long, Long, Long  (18+)
Prompt-free contest for stories of the lengthier variety. New round now open!
#1782293 by Elisa, Snowman Stik

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

Contest challenges, just for you to show off your writing skills.
#1863623 by dogpack:invest in yourself

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!!!

Folklore Monthly Writing Contest   (13+)
New prompts every month!
#2098625 by Mare ~ Writing for myself

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!

Write from the Heart Poetry Contest  (E)
Round 20 ~ Write a poem about eternity or eternal love.
#2093224 by ‚ąěPurple‚ąěPrincess‚ąě

Posted by ‚ąěPurple‚ąěPrincess‚ąě on Aug 12, 2016 at 9:53pm  

August Round NOW OPEN. Follow the prompt and win some great prizes.

Tales of Seduction  (18+)
June prompt....Create a story...
#1702029 by ‚ąěPurple‚ąěPrincess‚ąě

Posted by ‚ąěPurple‚ąěPrincess‚ąě 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.

Them's Fighting Words (Conflict Contest)  (13+)
WEEKLY Fun action-writing prompt and contest! I post the pictures, you write the conflict!
#1867748 by Thundersbeard

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!

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 Jun 3, 2016 at 10:56am  

A children's poetry contest judged by children! Come and support the youngest members on the site!

The Littlest Poetry Contest  (E)
Enter your best children's poetry and be in to win!
#2031529 by Elle

Posted by Elle on May 31, 2016 at 9:46pm  

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