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This is the LAST Month of me Hosting Weird Tales. Give me a send-off with your entry.

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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 Dec 2, 2020 at 3:32pm  


Practice & Learn to Write Dialogue

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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 Dec 2, 2020 at 3:30pm  


Poems, Rhyming and Free Verse and Prose accepted. Old or New, that's up to you Can not have won an Awardicon in a contest before. Awards and Gift points. Open DECEMBER1st until noon on the 31st. Please read the rules,easy and not many.

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SENIOR CENTER FORUM  (ASR)
The Place for Seniors!
#427318 by Monty


Posted by Monty on Nov 30, 2020 at 12:52pm  


Poem or story, old or new as ever up to you. December Contest will run from the 1ST until the 30TH at Noon. Awardicons and Merit Badges. Please read the rules then enter...

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


Posted by Monty on Nov 29, 2020 at 1:19pm  


Short Story Contest based on song lyrics! Round 1 Open!

 "Like A Song" Short Story Contest!  (E)
"Like A Song" Short Story Contest! Round 1 starts now Ends 12/30/2020
#2238102 by Revelry new writings soon


Posted by Revelry new writings soon on Nov 19, 2020 at 11:50pm  


"Like A Song" Poetry Contest

"Like a Song" Poetry Contest  (E)
"Lyrical Prompt" POETRY Contest - Reopened! Round 25 OPEN!! Round opens Now to 12/30/20!
#1093986 by Revelry new writings soon


Posted by Revelry new writings soon on Nov 19, 2020 at 11:13pm  


A brand new, annual contest welcoming short poems about thanksgiving and gratitude.

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Thankful Poetry Contest  (13+)
A brand new, annual contest welcoming short poems about thanksgiving and gratitude.
#2235153 by đź’® pwheeler RIP Grandmother


Posted by đź’® pwheeler RIP Grandmother on Nov 4, 2020 at 6:40pm  


Write a slogan. motto, or a jingle for the provided picture prompt. Weekly rounds start each Sunday. Open to all members.

 
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Marketing Muse  (E)
Temporarily closed due to illness. Weekly prompt-based poetry-ish contest.
#2235874 by Contagious🤷‍♀️ Krista


Posted by Contagious🤷‍♀️ Krista on Nov 4, 2020 at 1:08pm  


Can you write quick? The flash fiction romance/erotica contest is open and back for some fun.

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The Weekly Quickie Contest  (18+)
Can you excite in 690 words? Month: November Theme: Thirteen
#1355442 by Dawn Embers


Posted by Dawn Embers on Nov 1, 2020 at 9:14pm  


Science Fiction Short Story Contest: Social Media Edition! Connections to each other through computers have reshaped our world, for better or worse. How will it change them next?

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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 Nov 1, 2020 at 5:06pm  


Thank you very much!

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The Lighthouse Poetry Contests  (E)
Contests With A Christian Theme
#1742964 by LegendaryMaskđź’—


Posted by LegendaryMaskđź’— on Nov 1, 2020 at 4:23pm  


I have two that I would like to have added, please.
2229244
1742964
Thank you very much!


 
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The Lighthouse Short Story Contest  (E)
This is a faith-based contest where you can share your experiences with others.
#2229244 by LegendaryMaskđź’—


Posted by LegendaryMaskđź’— on Nov 1, 2020 at 4:23pm  


Almost six years later, the next round is now open!! For this round, write a funny story with a word count of 500 MAX. Featured in, "The Contest Challenge" for the month of November. Stop by and make me laugh! Deadline: November 30th @ Midnight WdC Time.

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The Humorous Short Story Contest  (18+)
Fiction, non-fiction, old, or new entries welcomed. ~Next Round in 2021
#1983164 by Lornda


Posted by Lornda on Nov 1, 2020 at 3:53pm  


Write me a hot story in up to 969 words every week. It runs every week from Sunday at 12:00 a.m. until the next Saturday at 11:59 p.m. WdC time. Merit badge and ribbons galore.

 
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Naughty Quickie  (18+)
Write me a hot story in up to 2069 words every month.
#2235535 by Annette


Posted by Annette on Oct 17, 2020 at 4:28pm  


Here's a contest that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Do you have what it takes to write a scary story? if so, come on in and post it in the forum. All Donations are welcome.

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Shadows in the Dark Short Story Contest  (13+)
Can you survive in the shadows?
#2232123 by Beacon - The Reindeer


Posted by Beacon - The Reindeer on Oct 13, 2020 at 7:11pm  


This is a New Contest and all you have to do is write a poem based on a Quote, so come on by and check it out.

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QUOTE'S ROCK FORUM  (E)
WRITING A POEM TO A QUOTE
#2229126 by Innerlight' prays at twilight


Posted by Beacon - The Reindeer on Oct 13, 2020 at 6:56pm  


Showcase your talent in this monthly prompt based contest.

 
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Verfabula: A Creative Nonfiction Contest  (ASR)
Can you write 500-750 words? Open to all members 12/1-12/31
#2234698 by Contagious🤷‍♀️ Krista


Posted by Contagious🤷‍♀️ Krista on Oct 12, 2020 at 4:06am  


Round thirty-four is open for two months -- October and November -- because everyone is busy with NaNo. It gives you plenty of time to enter. Prizes increased! Deadline: November 30th @ NOON 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 Oct 5, 2020 at 11:25am  


Do you enjoy writing for children? Or perhaps would like to give it a try? This is the place! Come on in and check it out!

FORUM
Writing 4 Kids Contest  (ASR)
Newly revised! (Previously known as "We Write 4 Kids")
#1999597 by Cubby Elf


Posted by Cubby Elf on Sep 9, 2020 at 8:31pm  


Test your skill and talent in writing traditional rhyming poetry in this monthly contest.

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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 Aug 10, 2020 at 2:00pm  


Do you have what it takes to write a thriller short story? If so, enter your best story and post it.

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Thriller Short Story Contest Forum  (13+)
Have you been frightened by something lurking at you?
#2227341 by Beacon - The Reindeer


Posted by Beacon - The Reindeer on Aug 6, 2020 at 4:25pm  


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 entries the next, based on the winning prompt!
#2000519 by Cubby Elf


Posted by Cubby Elf on May 17, 2020 at 10:19am  


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 Fangus


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


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  


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


Posted by Bob'n Along on Apr 15, 2020 at 6:46pm  


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

 
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The Genre Blender  (13+)
From The Talent Pond! Try something new using lesser-known genre combinations as prompts!
#2215856 by Reader? Check out 2233315


Posted by Reader? Check out 2233315 on Mar 15, 2020 at 4:19pm  


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

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


Posted by Christmas 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 what’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, Snowman Stik


Posted by Elisa, Snowman Stik on Feb 20, 2020 at 9:40am  


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!

 
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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  


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

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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?


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24 Syllables   (E)
Can you write a poem with only 24 Syllables?
#2162300 by Lostwordsmith


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


Monthly contest with challenging prompts and some exciting prizes!

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The Bard's Hall Contest  (13+)
December: HOLIDAY RUSH! Writer's Prompt Choice!
#981150 by SantaBee


Posted by ₩eb₩itching thru the Snow! on Aug 17, 2019 at 4:41pm  


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 Choco ~ Read, Review, Repeat!


Posted by Choco ~ Read, Review, Repeat! on Jun 19, 2019 at 2:53pm  


Weekly random contest! Every week is something new!! Open Now!! Win gift points or an award icon!!

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SugarCube's Monthly Random Contest!!  (13+)
A New Contest Every Two Weeks!
#2175732 by IceSkating SugarCube


Posted by IceSkating SugarCube on Nov 26, 2018 at 10:33pm  


Grand Opening: A new contest to test your poetry skills. Write a poem inspired by a fairy tale using the current prompt.

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Once Upon A Contest  (E)
A unique contest for fairytale poetry.
#2169810 by Angie Marie Buxman


Posted by Angie Marie Buxman on Sep 21, 2018 at 9:32pm  


An uplifting contest focusing on Jesus and music!

 
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Jesus Praise  (13+)
Write uplifting stories from Christian prompts in this musical contest!
#2165100 by Abby Gayle


Posted by Abby Gayle on Aug 5, 2018 at 7:54pm  


A contest to give a second chance to those pieces you thought should have placed but didn’t.

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Second Time Around Contest   (E)
Have you entered previous contests that you didn't win? Do you feel cheated? Step inside.
#2164876 by Choco ~ Read, Review, Repeat!


Posted by Choco ~ Read, Review, Repeat! on Aug 5, 2018 at 1:30pm  


Looking to sharpen your religious beliefs and express your love for our Heavenly Father. Enter this monthly contest and earn gp's, MB's and Awardicon's.

FORUM
The Lighthouse Poetry Contests  (E)
Contests With A Christian Theme
#1742964 by LegendaryMaskđź’—


Posted by LegendaryMaskđź’— on Jul 9, 2018 at 11:00pm  


Have fun writing a story in poetic form, you have 100 lines to do it in. most people do it in much fewer than that but your welcome to try!
write on any topic, there are no prompts. award icon for winner, merit badge for second place third gets gps.


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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 Nov 5, 2017 at 9:22am  


Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest

FORUM
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  


Spirits At Lighthouses
This is a New Poetry Contest, So if you all are interested, Please come by and Check it out.


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Spirits At Lighthouses Contest  (E)
Do you have what it takes to write about a Haunting?
#2128856 by Beacon - The Reindeer


Posted by Beacon - The Reindeer on Jul 23, 2017 at 1:06pm  


This is a nature-based poetry contest. There are always great prompts to work from, and the prizes are fantastic!

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Verdant Poetry Contest  (E)
NATURE-themed quarterly contest.
#2000001 by Choco ~ Read, Review, Repeat!


Posted by Choco ~ Read, Review, Repeat! on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:34pm  


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.


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Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - Graduate Student


Posted by Chris Breva - Graduate Student on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:43pm  



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


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Shadows and Light Poetry Contest  (E)
Do you love the challenge and creativity of free verse poetry? This contest is for you.
#1935693 by Choco ~ Read, Review, Repeat!


Posted by Christmas 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!

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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


 
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disABILITY WRITERS GROUP CONTEST CABIN  (E)
Contest challenges, just for you to show off your writing skills.
#1863623 by dog pack:saving4 premium renew


Posted by dog pack:saving4 premium renew on Oct 13, 2016 at 12:05pm  


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