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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 14, 2017 at 9:09pm  

Come All Ye Faithful

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

Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Dec 14, 2017 at 9:08pm  

memories of Christmas past - A Christmas themed contest

Memories Of Christmas  (18+)
A Christmas contest
#2142652 by Spacecat

Posted by Spacecat on Dec 6, 2017 at 1:58pm  

Let your muse fly! Write a poem, story, bio fiction or non fiction that is uplifting! Even a memory of 2017! 10 Merit badges up for grabs!

Musings and Memories  (E)
Come to the Party and write! Activity for the last month of POWER's 10th anniversary!
#2142100 by eyestar-offline til WED.

Posted by eyestar-offline til WED. on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:24pm  

Christmas is cancelled, with no reason why! Can you save the holidays? Tell us, what happened to make Santa do such a thing? Or, rewrite a Christmas carol to make it un-Christmassy!

Bah Humbug!  (13+)
Christmas is cancelled...
#2141771 by Kitti the Red-Nosed Feline

Posted by TidingsofDragons+canceledXmas! on Dec 5, 2017 at 4:26pm  

The World Weavers' Triathlon begins today!
3 prompts, 3 months, 4 prizes - Running December 1st to 28th February

World Weavers' Championship  (13+)
World Weavers' Triathlon 1st December to 28th February
#2012128 by Tileira

Posted by Tileira on Dec 1, 2017 at 3:59pm  

Prompt driven Short Story Contest, max 700 words, deadline 12/15/2017

Holiday Short Story Contest  (13+)
Write a short story based on a "holiday themed" prompt.
#2142083 by SugarPlum Fairy - AKA Lilli

Posted by SugarPlum Fairy - AKA Lilli on Nov 29, 2017 at 3:25pm  

A Contest for those who could use a little more science fiction!

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 10, 2017 at 7:42pm  

This is Round 20 and the prompt is FORGIVENESS. Give me a story in 700 words or less using no dialogue.

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 Nov 6, 2017 at 9:12pm  

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, so we are honoring our senior pets by telling their stories.

#1986337 by GeminiGem

Posted by GeminiGem on Nov 6, 2017 at 2:54pm  

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.

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

Posted by ~Lisa Noe~kittylove~ on Nov 5, 2017 at 9:22am  

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 Nov 2, 2017 at 2:16pm  

November Round open for entries. Every contestant earns GPS. Additional prizes for winning entries include a Point of View merit badge, awardicons, and more GPS. Bonus for NaNo first chapters. 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 Nov 1, 2017 at 7:48pm  

The prompt-word contest with a difference... write about a theme WITHOUT using the prompt words given. For all those writers who love show not tell. Poems and short stories welcome.

The Taboo Words Contest  (13+)
create writing that has wings
#2139468 by Eagle Eye

Posted by Eagle Eye on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:18am  

Write a short poem (3 - 12 lines) about anything or anyone in the Scriptures.The prompt is up to the author. I will be alternating short and long poetry each month. Please re-read the rules, they have changed. Each entry will receive 1000 GP's.

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

Posted by Quihadi on Nov 1, 2017 at 1:01am  

This month we focus on traits of SCORPIO. Focused, intense, secretive, and suspicious. What's not to love? Write a Scorpio main character, any genre of short story.

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

Posted by GeminiGem on Oct 20, 2017 at 9:14am  

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 DECEMBER submissions.
#1873271 by ~ Sisco 8 years on WDC ~

Posted by ~ Sisco 8 years on WDC ~ on Oct 15, 2017 at 7:12pm  

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  

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 ~ Pray for Brother on Oct 1, 2017 at 2:49pm  

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 Candy Cane Lorraine

Posted by Candy Cane Lorraine on Sep 30, 2017 at 4:14am  

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! (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
#2132045 by Beacon-Light43

Posted by Beacon-Light43 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  

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

A Romance Contest ~~ Winter  (13+)
A short story contest for the Seasons of Romance. Round 19 is Winter.
#1892844 by Osirantinsel

Posted by Osirantinsel 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. - CLOSED  (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  

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 Kitti the Red-Nosed Feline

Posted by Kitti the Red-Nosed Feline on Aug 30, 2017 at 12:21am  

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  

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? (All Year Round)
#2128856 by Beacon-Light43

Posted by Beacon-Light43 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 ❅WassailingWordsmith❅

Posted by ❅WassailingWordsmith❅ 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 31 ~ The Holidays.
#2093224 by ∞PurpleCandyCanePrincess∞

Posted by ∞PurpleCandyCanePrincess∞ 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 13: And if you fall, you'll always land right in these arms, these arms of mine.
#2121278 by ∞PurpleCandyCanePrincess∞

Posted by ∞PurpleCandyCanePrincess∞ 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 Dec. Entries!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. Come on by!
#1341392 by ~♥~Krysha~♥~

Posted by ~♥~Krysha~♥~ 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 Happy Chocomas ~ Ho Ho Ho!

Posted by Happy Chocomas ~ Ho Ho Ho! on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:34pm  

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 Deck the Jim Halls!

Posted by Deck the Jim Halls! 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 Deck the Jim Halls!

Posted by Deck the Jim Halls! 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  

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 Miss Sally Claus 🤶

Posted by Miss Sally Claus 🤶 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 contest for poets who write poetry about strong and/or controversial subject matter.
#2112615 by WS_on the naughty list AGAIN

Posted by WS_on the naughty list AGAIN 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 SoHOHOHOphy

Posted by SoHOHOHOphy 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 Merry Chris Breva

Posted by Merry Chris Breva 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 Kitti the Red-Nosed Feline

Posted by Kitti the Red-Nosed Feline 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 Kitti the Red-Nosed Feline

Posted by Kitti the Red-Nosed Feline 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 Pesky Amanda ~ Quill Nominee

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+)
A contest for those who deviate from societal norms in their story writing.
#2103204 by WS_on the naughty list AGAIN

Posted by WS_on the naughty list AGAIN 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 Miss Sally Claus 🤶

Posted by Miss Sally Claus 🤶 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 an 'old-school' tweet-140 characters.
#2040737 by Miss Sally Claus 🤶

Posted by Miss Sally Claus 🤶 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 Christmas Angels in my Ear

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!

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

Posted by Elisa the 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  

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