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Posted by ruwth on Mar 12, 2018 at 5:11pm
Write a short poem (3 - 12 lines) using "anything" or "any character" you choose from the Scriptures. Personification and giving voice to silent characters are welcomed. The specific prompt is up to the author.
Posted by Quihadi on Mar 6, 2018 at 12:28pm
Unique writing prompts and awesome prizes, Pretty Pesky Prompts is eagerly waiting for your entries!
Posted by Genipher on Mar 5, 2018 at 9:02pm
Come see why this is my new contest love affair. Every entry gets an automatic 1,000 points just for posting. Three current prompts to choose from. What's not to love? It's your ball. See what net rewards this racket can bring bouncing back at you.
Posted by bobturn on Mar 4, 2018 at 1:34pm
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
Posted by Spacecat on Mar 4, 2018 at 1:01pm
this is a contest for those who write in genres such as sword & sorcery and hard boiled detective
Posted by poe dammerung on Mar 3, 2018 at 12:56pm
This contest is all about pets. Fiction, non-fiction, funny, sad, just make it entertaining.
Posted by GeminiGem on Mar 1, 2018 at 4:18pm
A dialogue with an alien
Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Mar 1, 2018 at 11:07am
An Octopuses Garden
Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Mar 1, 2018 at 11:06am
After a short hiatus, WE ARE BACK! This is the place to work on the characters in your stories. Pick some personality traits from this month's zodiac sign, and use them to develop your main character.
Posted by GeminiGem on Feb 27, 2018 at 4:19pm
Blink will re-start on March 1st!
Posted by Autumn on Feb 25, 2018 at 4:58pm
Would you like to win six Merit Badges and a shiny Awardicon?
Posted by Andy52in52~Star Trek QZone on Feb 25, 2018 at 5:30am
A weekly contest where you use free verse to paint a picture in words based on a photo prompt. Not a poet? No problem, Hey. It's free verse. Only creative writers need apply.
Posted by bobturn on Feb 17, 2018 at 8:29am
A contest inspired by the serious need for more good sci-fi -- February Space Opera Edition!
Posted by BlackAdder on Feb 5, 2018 at 9:55pm
Open for entries. The prompt based contest for flash fiction romance and erotica now with weekly prompts and a month based thematic competition.
Posted by Dawn Embers on Feb 5, 2018 at 1:04am
For the creative minded, fantastically adroit, rich in sparkling personality, who have yet to be discovered or wish to be discovered once more by the WDC admiring throng. (Did I leave anyone out?) Come put an end to this, which it truly deserves.
Posted by bobturn on Feb 4, 2018 at 3:51pm
Come for a February Round! There are two categories: Flash fiction and Short Stories. Multiple prompts to choose from and amazing prizes!
Posted by ~ Aqua ~ on Feb 4, 2018 at 10:54am
A seriously awesome fantasy short story contest for serious writers. Fabulous prizes for fabulous stories. Are you up for the challenge?
Posted by A E Willcox on Jan 29, 2018 at 12:58pm
By popular (almost, right?) demand— a FICTIONAL version of the original 4 Controversies Contest! Poems & Stories on CONTROVERSIAL subjects. Yup. Try it out— I think it’s gonna prove fun (grins)
Posted by WhataLand This Week? on Jan 22, 2018 at 7:28am
The Non-Fiction, Original 4C’s Contest. Finally!
Posted by WhataLand This Week? on Jan 22, 2018 at 7:26am
Round 22 prompt is: SPARKLE. Write a story in 700 words or less using no dialogue.
Posted by QPdoll on Jan 8, 2018 at 7:00am
Welcoming all to the new historical fiction contest. The first round of this contest will begin January 1st, 2018.
Posted by Abby Gayle on Dec 29, 2017 at 2:14am
Start your engines!
This NEW contest begins January 1, 2018!
Posted by Genipher on Dec 28, 2017 at 1:05am
A Daily/Weekly Contest To Keep Your Nightmares Churning!
5,000 Gift Points To The Daily Winner And A 10K Ribbon To The Weekly Winner!
Enter At Your Own Risk...
Or Are You Scared?
Posted by Angus on Dec 27, 2017 at 11:40am
Are you a Scriptwriter? Have you ever wanted to try to write a Script? Do you like to try something new and different? If so, then this is the contest for you.
There are a lot of Short Story and Poetry contest on WDC. But only one Script Writing one.
Posted by PureSciFi - And the Oscar goes on Dec 25, 2017 at 2:49am
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!
Posted by Dragon- done and BYE 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
Posted by Tileira on Dec 1, 2017 at 3:59pm
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.
Posted by Lisa Noe~kittylove on Nov 5, 2017 at 9:22am
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!
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.
Posted by Golden Eagle Eye on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:18am
Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest
Posted by Brenpoet on Oct 5, 2017 at 3:36pm
A new daily contest. Write the best poem for the prompt in 24 hours and you could win!
Posted by Lor: Distracted by Star Trek 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.
Posted by Beacon-Light43 on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:01am
Love Autumn? Love Romance? Then A Romance Contest is waiting for you.... as are the prizes.
Posted by Osirantinous Capricornus on Sep 6, 2017 at 4:14am
Back for Round 10! Bring your 18+, GC and XGC short stories and poetry.
Posted by Kittiara 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.
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.
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!
Posted by Lostwordsmith 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.
Posted by ∞Purple Princess∞ on Jul 7, 2017 at 7:53am
Bi-monthly Short Story contest. Just write from your heart and you'll be rewarded.
Posted by ∞Purple Princess∞ 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!
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!
Posted by Choconut on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:34pm
4 merit badges on offer, Winners will be voted on via poll!
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.
Posted by Jim Hall 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.
Posted by Jim Hall on May 29, 2017 at 10:08am
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!
Posted by Sally on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:27pm
A contest for those who write emotive poetry containing themes others fear tackling.
Posted by Warped Sanity 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?
Posted by Sophy on Feb 14, 2017 at 6:10pm
Five For Fighting!!!
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.
Posted by Marvin Schrebe aka Chris Breva on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:43pm
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