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Do you have a story about your child or children that you would love to share with the world? Is there an extraordinary event that needs to be written down? Here's your moment to shine with that tale. Fiction and non-fiction are welcomed.

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Parenting Short Story Contest  (ASR)
Parenting is the funnest job ever! Or not? You tell me!
#1558020 by Annette


Posted by Annette on May 16, 2021 at 7:03pm  


Do bodily functions amuse you?

 
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Lewd Poems Contest  (13+)
Monthly contest for people who find joy in lewd things.
#2250133 by K5Rakitan


Posted by K5Rakitan on May 10, 2021 at 6:03pm  


Do you have what it takes to write your own music lyric, if so, come on and have some fun writing it. This will start in the summer every year.

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WDC Rock 'n' Roll Music Challenge  (13+)
What Rock 'N Roll Music inspires you to write?
#2234038 by Beacon-Light Forever


Posted by Beacon-Light Forever on May 9, 2021 at 4:29pm  


Cross Timbers is dedicated to the art and craft of fiction. Winning story earns an awardicon, the author earns a merit badge and 50K GPS. Second and third place finishers earn GPS, badges, and awrds. Contest closes when we get ten entries, so enter now!

 
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Cross Timbers Contest  (18+)
Cross Timbers Contest
#2249559 by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈


Posted by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈 on May 6, 2021 at 8:04pm  


Just Talking to the Birds & Bees

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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 May 4, 2021 at 11:14pm  


this is a new poetry contest for the Fantasy and science fiction society. I wanna see youse guys' best poetry. Can you knock my socks off? bring it.
it is open to everybody whether you are a member of the Fantasy and Science Fiction Society.
I DARE YOU!


 Universal poetry writing contest  (E)
ok team... here we have the first FSFS group.
#2249646 by David the Dark one!


Posted by David the Dark one! on May 2, 2021 at 3:40pm  


Check us out this month, For May all Gift Points are double and you can pick from a hundred prompts. Carol has done more than a great job to offer a contest that should satisfy all Registered Members of WDC.

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


Posted by Monty on May 1, 2021 at 9:14am  


May Contest open 1st until the 30th. Drop by, see changes Awardicon or points or both if you choose. Item old or new as ever up to you. Stories 1000 words or poetry 40 lines.

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


Posted by Monty on Apr 30, 2021 at 11:50am  


Weird Tales

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WEIRD TALES CONTEST  (18+)
A Contest Inspired by the Old Pulp Fiction Covers of Weird Tales Magazine
#2083492 by Beacon-Light Forever


Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Apr 4, 2021 at 1:40pm  


April 2021 - April 5 - 9
Five days of mysterious things and places to inspire your creativity and imaginations!



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Andre The Blog Monkey's Banana Bar  (18+)
It's a cyber bar owned by an imaginary monkey and run by his minions.
#1985857 by Brother Nature


Posted by Brother Nature on Apr 3, 2021 at 12:30am  


A new round starts on April 1st (no foolin' here!) with a cornucopia of prompts! Will award all prizes with at least five participants who complete all 8 entries.

 Journalistic Intentions  (18+)
This is for the journal keeping types that come to PLAY! New round starts April 1!
#2213121 by Elisa the Vaccinated Stik


Posted by Elisa the Vaccinated Stik on Mar 31, 2021 at 8:24pm  


10,000 gps will be given away every 24 hours! New writing prompt each day around 12pm NOON WDC time. Entries must not exceed 1,000 words for stories or 40 lines for poetry. All genres, all types of writing, and all portfolio colors are welcome.

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The Writer's Cramp  (13+)
Write the best POEM or STORY in 24 hours or less and win 10K GPs!
#333655 by Sophy v.2021


Posted by Annette on Mar 30, 2021 at 7:26pm  


A new prompt will be posted every day at approx. 11:00 pm WDC time. Story must be 300 words or fewer. Poetry is not accepted. Entries at or below 18+. First Place: 1500 GPs

Daily Flash Fiction Challenge  (13+)
Enter your story of 300 words or less.
#896794 by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon


Posted by Annette on Mar 30, 2021 at 7:23pm  


A fantasy short story contest. ~ Entries must be newly written stories for the contest between 2000 and 5000 words. ~ Fantastic Prizes. ~ Open from March 15th. Closes April 30th. ~ PLEASE READ THE RULES.

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Magic Words Contest   (13+)
A fantasy short story contest. Fantastic Prizes. Open TBA
#1871010 by A E Willcox


Posted by A E Willcox on Mar 14, 2021 at 3:17pm  


The recently renamed Better-Than-Real Sci-Fi Contest (Spring Edition!) is open for business and awaiting your short story.

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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 Mar 5, 2021 at 11:27pm  


Remember, it has to be a story, one with exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution, said with no dialogue.

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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 QPdoll


Posted by QPdoll on Feb 17, 2021 at 8:34am  


Take a walk on the wild side.

 
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Your Better Nature Contest  (E)
A celebration of connecting with the natural world around us.
#2244409 by Bob'n Around


Posted by Bob'n Around on Feb 16, 2021 at 2:15am  


This ever-changing contest offers 25k per prompt this month, 2 prompts available for a total possible 50k just for entering, plus 25k GPs prize and awardicon for winners. Great entries may also be nominated for Best Short Story (2) in The Quill Awards.

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The Whatever Contest  (13+)
This irregular contest will change each round. Nature poem? Horror story? Whatever.
#2232242 by Schnujo


Posted by Schnujo on Feb 7, 2021 at 5:57pm  


Calling all poets! Envision your poetry as a song? Come on in!

 
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Poetry Song Contest  (E)
Calling all poets! You can get your poetry turned into a song!
#2242849 by Beyond the Cloud9


Posted by Beyond the Cloud9 on Jan 27, 2021 at 5:58pm  


Something new to try.

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The Art of Letter Writing Contest  (E)
Contest page
#2240947 by Odessa Molinari


Posted by Odessa Molinari on Jan 1, 2021 at 7:32pm  


Write a Dungeons and Dragons inspired story to win a prize.

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The Anthro Activity Anteroom  (13+)
A fun activity room for Non-Humans.
#1654618 by BIG BAD WOLF


Posted by BIG BAD WOLF on Jan 1, 2021 at 8:37am  


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: May Theme: Flowers
#1355442 by Dawn Embers


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


Thank you very much!

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


Posted by LegendaryMask💗 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 LegendaryMask💗


Posted by LegendaryMask💗 on Nov 1, 2020 at 4:23pm  


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-Light Forever


Posted by Beacon-Light Forever on Oct 13, 2020 at 7:11pm  


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!

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Writing 4 Kids Contest  (ASR)
If you'd like to try your hand at writing for kids, this is the contest for you!
#1999597 by 🌎Cubby✏️


Posted by 🌎Cubby✏️ 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-Light Forever


Posted by Beacon-Light Forever 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✏️


Posted by 🌎Cubby✏️ 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 Elena on May 4, 2020 at 12:32pm  


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 and a 2020 Quill Award Nominee
#2089860 by Jim Hall


Posted by Bob'n Around 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  


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  


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  


Monthly contest with challenging prompts and some exciting prizes!

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The Bard's Hall Contest  (13+)
MAY is HISTORICAL FICTION Month!
#981150 by StephB aka Rona Virus


Posted by Ⱳƹ₿~ŴitcӉ 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.

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


Posted by Choconut on Jun 19, 2019 at 2:53pm  


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 - On Hiatus  (E)
Have you entered previous contests that you didn't win? Do you feel cheated? Step inside.
#2164876 by Choconut


Posted by Choconut 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 LegendaryMask💗


Posted by LegendaryMask💗 on Jul 9, 2018 at 11:00pm  


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-Light Forever


Posted by Beacon-Light Forever 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 Choconut


Posted by Choconut 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 AKA Marvin Schrebe


Posted by Chris Breva AKA Marvin Schrebe 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 Choconut


Posted by My Mothers Angel in my Ear on Nov 5, 2016 at 9:50am  


Enter your best story with a surprise twist!

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Twisted Tales Contest  (13+)
A monthly contest for stories with a twist. Get 500 GPs for entering! May round open!
#1269187 by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon


Posted by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:39pm  


Easiest weekly contest ever! Post a 1-3 sentence prompt directly in the message window. No items or bitems needed! Winner receives 500 gps unless otherwise stated (sometimes I offer specials!). Deadline is always on Tuesday evenings at 11:59pm.

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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✏️


Posted by 🌎Cubby✏️ on May 19, 2015 at 2:06pm  


Got a nasty little mind for stories or poems? Get rewarded for it here!!

Seven Deadly Sins Contest - CLOSED!!  (E)
It's pretty simple; write a short story or poem based on one of the seven deadly sins.
#1774627 by Culraven


Posted by Culraven on Apr 12, 2015 at 7:55pm  


Parabalistics is a simple contest involving the writer's creativity in three sentences or less. The rounds start and begin on the 1st and the 15th of each month. Awards range from 500 to 3,500 gift points. There could be many winners in one round.

Keenest Joker  (18+)
Use your sense of humor and win gift points. Try not to laugh.
#1944443 by Matt 2021 Dean


Posted by Matt 2021 Dean on Apr 8, 2015 at 4:35pm  


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