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I know it's a little late to post this, but you still have until midnight on October 31st, 2016 to get a story in!
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And I might even throw in a couple of Honorable Mentions, too!

#2060065 by Angus Of The Dark

Posted by Angus Of The Dark on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:50am  

You've heard the rumors, read the inferences to the Almighty SPAM Can... Well, now it's YOUR chance to participate in the BEST Horrible Poetry Contest EVER, with a Halloween Theme! GPs! MBs! Awardicons! All for being horrible!

The SPAM Hunters  (GC)
Deciphering George A Hormel Sr's fate! Rate One Star! Opens October 25th!
#1507015 by Scaredy Wytch

Posted by Scaredy Wytch on Oct 24, 2016 at 8:40pm  

Write a poem about something you are thankful for, or an answered prayer. That's it - the rest is up to the author.

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

Posted by Quihadi on Oct 20, 2016 at 7:31pm  

Come on now, doesn't Everyone have a Halloween Story? I think they do. Poetry & short stories win huge prizes @ this forum. In our 8TH!! Year, you are in good hands. Deadline adequate. Stop over. Meanwhile, Happy Autumn ahead. Old or new pens okay

8TH! Yr-Contest / Will OCT find you crafting your entry? HOO HOO WINS? Scare on! Spell me
#1518804 by TEFF: a.k.a. Paula LaRue

Posted by TEFF: a.k.a. Paula LaRue on Oct 14, 2016 at 7:51pm  

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   (E)
New prompts every month!
#2098625 by Bloody *Mare*y

Posted by Bloody *Mare*y on Oct 11, 2016 at 4:23pm  

Write about the Salem Witch Trials in this fun prompt for the grand re-opening of Pond Poetry!

Pond Poetry - NOW OPEN!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. ROUND 72 OPEN UNTIL OCT 31st!
#1341392 by Brooke thx Masq peeps!

Posted by Krysha is ENGAGED! on Oct 10, 2016 at 3:10pm  

Write a story about talking animals (500-2000 words) and everyone wins an exclusive trinket plus other prizes for the big winners.

Steev's Anthropomorphic Contest, October  (13+)
Talking animals have adventures in a land called Anthromorphia... You tell their story.
#2080765 by Steev the Friction Wizurd

Posted by Steev the Friction Wizurd on Oct 9, 2016 at 6:47pm  

NEW Scary October Prompt

A Contest Inspired by the Old Pulp Fiction Covers of Weird Tales Magazine
#2083492 by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ

Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Oct 5, 2016 at 1:02am  

NEW October Scary Prompt

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

Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Oct 5, 2016 at 1:00am  

New round, new prompt! Due November 30: There's a new kid at school and something's up with them. Your character is determined to figure out what it is!
All entries get the Teen Trinket!

WDC Teen Contest  (13+)
A contest FOR EVERYONE, judged BY TEENS! ~This round ends Nov 30~
#2036804 by Dragula-super behind, sorry!!!

Posted by Dragula-super behind, sorry!!! on Oct 4, 2016 at 8:25pm  

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 August submissions!
#1873271 by ~ Spooky Sisco ~

Posted by ~ Spooky Sisco ~ on Oct 4, 2016 at 5:21pm  

Come join us and share a bit of darkness with us...

The Midnight Traveler's Contest  (18+)
Story contest for the darker souls ~ CLOSED FOR JUDGING
#1935914 by Grim Keeper ~NaNo~ Team White

Posted by Grim Keeper ~NaNo~ Team White on Oct 3, 2016 at 1:37pm  

Find the hidden treasures for prizes, and help celebrate Angel Army's 10 years!

Angels & Witches Treasure Hunt & Bingo!  (13+)
(CLOSED) October 1-25, Celebrating Angel Army's 10 Years on WDC!
#2095903 by ŴickedŴiɫch of the Ŵeb

Posted by ŴickedŴiɫch of the Ŵeb on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:26pm  

Flash Fiction Horror Contest! Hosted by Fiction Diva, opened today. Come get your Horror on!

Grim Blunt Contest  (13+)
This is a Flash Fiction Contest for Horror and/or Mystery. Come on in!
#2046245 by Frighten Ðead the Witch Weava

Posted by Whata ZOO Shopping Back Late on Oct 1, 2016 at 9:59am  

It's time to make a pumpkin face! Can you wow me and win a prize???

Make a pumpkin face....Enter the contest....Win a prize! (Maybe) MWHAHAHAAAAAA!!
#1959938 by Severed Jellyfishfingers

Posted by Severed Jellyfishfingers on Sep 30, 2016 at 3:48pm  

It;s back! Haiku Hunting! Observe your autumn images and share in this minimalist Japanese form! Have fun too!

Haiku Hunt Contest  (E)
Haiku Poem Contest with Prompt. Round FIVE OPEN! .
#1969492 by eyestar-Tinkerbell

Posted by eyestar-Tinkerbell on Sep 30, 2016 at 9:58am  

Back for 2016! Enter now. Deadline 28th October. Mmmwwaahahhahhaa!

Acme's Comedy Scream Hallowe'en 2016  (13+)
Short Stories, poems, film reviews/script welcome! Make me scream with horror and laughter
#1314367 by Acme

Posted by Acme on Sep 30, 2016 at 6:58am  

A seriously awesome science fiction short story contest. Fabulous prizes. Opens 1st October 2016. Closes 31st October 2016.

Other Worlds Contest  (18+)
Science Fiction Short Story Contest. Opens 1st October and closes 31st October 2016.
#2078460 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Sep 28, 2016 at 2:11pm  

A seriously awesome fantasy short story contest. Fabulous prizes. Opens 1st October 2016. Closes 31st October 2016.

Magic Words Contest   (13+)
A fantasy short story writing contest. Fantastic Prizes. Open 1st October to 31st October.
#1871010 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Sep 28, 2016 at 2:11pm  

An opportunity to get into the season spirit through your writing, and have some fun! Two mini contests included. Interactive fun for all members, whether you're an entrant or not. Stop in and spill your guts. . pumpkin guts that is.

Pumpkin Carving Contest!  (E)
Re-Opened!! I'll bring the rewards, you bring the cider and donuts!
#1590150 by Self-Asylum (Nichole Sauve)

Posted by Self-Asylum (Nichole Sauve) on Sep 23, 2016 at 10:49am  

Yes We are going to do another as we have time in memory of all Countrymom has done in the past. As always Old or New is up to you. It must be of the type that rhymes. Giftpoints and Awardicons. Read the simple rules.

A Special Place for Seniors and visitors! CHECK OUT OUR CONTESTS!

Posted by Monty on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:35pm  

Easy contest!! Just tell me your dream! You may do so in any form you wish. Contest closes on the 25th, only one entry so far! Come on in for a chance to win some pretty great prizes :)

Out of the Fog, Dream Contest  (E)
A contest which comes out of the fog now and then, as if a dream.
#2002225 by INsidious nosferaTU's hickEY

Posted by INsidious nosferaTU's hickEY on Sep 14, 2016 at 7:22pm  

This is contest for stories and poetry...about pets. I am the guest host and judge for the next few months, and I would really like to see a revival of this contest.

WRITE ABOUT A BELOVED PET; Next round starts October 1st
#1986337 by HalloWeenie

Posted by HalloWeenie on Sep 13, 2016 at 11:08pm  

Round III. Opens soon...

The 4 Controversies CONTEST  (18+)
CLOSED. Round IV. Begins January 15th, 2017. Got OPINIONS? Try Some Nonfiction!
#2083509 by Whata ZOO Shopping Back Late

Posted by Whata ZOO Shopping Back Late on Sep 12, 2016 at 3:56am  

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 Devils in my Ear

Posted by Devils in my Ear on Sep 8, 2016 at 5:42pm  

STAR TREK is 50 so let's celebrate!

Star Trek Poetry CONTEST   (13+)
Poetry Contest Based on Star Trek! Happy Birthday WDC! {BACK for the WDC 16th Bday !)
#710935 by Maryann nightmare

Posted by eyestar-Tinkerbell on Sep 8, 2016 at 9:43am  

Do you love writing rhyming poetry? Poetry is the music of the heart and soul. Through the use of lyrical words and a steady rhyme and meter we sing their melody.

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 Devils in my Ear on Sep 3, 2016 at 6:41pm  

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-ula 🎃🕸👻

Posted by Spacecat-ula 🎃🕸👻 on Sep 3, 2016 at 5:52pm  

September 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 Sep 1, 2016 at 8:20am  

Experiment with different genres of romance on this 16th Birthday.

Potpourri of Romance  (13+)
Experiment with different genres of romance on this 16th Birthday. Starts on September 1.
#2052565 by LostGhost: Live & Let Live

Posted by LostGhost: Live & Let Live on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:39am  

This contest welcomes old and new stories. Choose a prompt and two genres, then write your story and enter to win.

The Mix and Match Genre Contest  (18+)
Choose your prompt and two genres.
#1948893 by Corpse Bride {Captain Barbie}

Posted by Paul ~ D on Aug 29, 2016 at 6:38pm  

Join us for WDC's Sweet 16! Wild 'n' wacky prompts, lots of WDC goodies and your chance to win an exclusive Merit Badge! Opens Thursday, Sept 1!

WDC's 16th Birthday Apps Challenge   (E)
Wild & wacky flash fiction contest celebrating WDC's Sweet 16 using the WDC Prompt Apps!
#2003282 by Scaredy Wytch

Posted by Scaredy Wytch on Aug 27, 2016 at 11:04am  

A fun, vacation poetry contest with a twist to celebrate WDC's 16th Anniversary!

Fireside Poetry Slam  (E)
A fireside poetry contest sponsored by the Paper Doll Gang!
#2047773 by The Run-on King We got this!

Posted by Mrs. MonsterB on Aug 26, 2016 at 8:37am  

Round 2 OPEN! Write a 6-sentence story based on new photo prompt to win Merit Badge + 6,000GPs! Round 2 Deadline: September 24.

Say it in 6!  (E)
Write a 6-sentence story based on photo prompt to win.
#2091742 by traviscorter

Posted by traviscorter on Aug 21, 2016 at 3:40pm  

Come join PDG, and take part in a bunch of summer themed contests. All of WDC is welcome to play along.

The Great Summer Camp Out!  (13+)
Fun summer events - Win Awesome Prizes and Have Fun! All are welcome to come and camp out!
#1875052 by Hannaween ♥

Posted by Hannaween ♥ on Aug 20, 2016 at 3:29pm  

For every poet and almost-poet: come and steal up to 60k in prizes for the best prompt-inspired entry. Not long to go before the round ends!

Whispers Of The Soul  (13+)
Get inspired by the prompts and win up to 60k, including an exclusive MB.
#1966417 by Kasia

Posted by Kasia on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:56am  

Brand new poetry contest. Come celebrate the beginning of my latest venture and write a romantic poem!

Write from the Heart Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetry Contest ~ Prompt 5 ~ All Hallow's Eve
#2093224 by ∞Pretty Purple Reaper

Posted by ∞Pretty Purple Reaper on Aug 12, 2016 at 9:53pm  

Write a romantic story based on the season

A Fall Romance--Round 16  (13+)
Seasons of Romance ~ Round 16 ~ A Fall Romance
#1892844 by Bonnie

Posted by Bonnie on Aug 9, 2016 at 4:59am  

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

Tales of Seduction  (18+)
October round open.
#1702029 by ∞Pretty Purple Reaper

Posted by ∞Pretty Purple Reaper on Aug 2, 2016 at 1:49pm  

2000+ words genre-free short story contest August 1st to September 31st. New and old items are welcome.

World Weavers' Championship  (13+)
Forum open for advice and requests.
#2012128 by Tileira

Posted by Tileira on Aug 1, 2016 at 4:40pm  

Do you have a poem, short story or first chapter in the supernatural genre that is under 2000 words? Yes? What are you waiting for? Enter it now!

Supernatural Writing Contest  (13+)
No prompt! New round! Old or new pieces accepted!
#1771874 by Squirtenstein - No internet

Posted by Squirtenstein - No internet on Jul 19, 2016 at 10:59am  

A short story/poem contest with a monthly prompt. Round 1 begins in August. Now open for support and donations.

Mysteries of the Mind Contest  (18+)
A contest for promoting mental health. Round 3 is open.
#2088411 by Soh~zentagled

Posted by Soh~zentagled on Jul 17, 2016 at 12:49pm  

Rounf 54 Open. Pick a title, create a poem. Try your hand at winning a shiny new LPC Badge!

Lexi's Poetry Challenge  (13+)
LPC Round 54 open. Pick a title, create a poem.
#701412 by Lexi O' Lantern

Posted by Lexi O' Lantern on Jun 29, 2016 at 11:44am  

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  

Write a story in 50-75 words! Win a Merit Badge! Yay! :)

BLINK!  (13+)
A monthly contest for short, and I do mean short, stories! 50 to 75 words only!
#2054775 by The Surly Dragon

Posted by Severed Jellyfishfingers on Jun 14, 2016 at 3:29pm  

We welcome you all to try your hands at writing something to scare the BeeJeezus out of us...
That is, unless you're afraid....
(5K To The Daily Winner, 10K Awardicon To The Weekly Winner!)

'SCREAMS!!!'  (GC)
A Daily/Weekly Contest Of Horror And A 2014/15 Quill Award Finalist
#2020439 by Angus Of The Dark

Posted by Angus Of The Dark on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:20pm  

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+)
A poetry contest for all Newbies + anyone in their first year at Writing.Com.
#2085863 by Salloween

Posted by Salloween on Jun 3, 2016 at 10:56am  

April winners announced! June contest open! World-dominating things happening at EPTaS! Am I monologuing? It feels like I'm monologuing. Probably because this month's theme is "super." Come find your inner superhero (or villain) at ETPaS this month!

Every Picture Tells a Story  (E)
Every Picture Tells a Story (EPTaS) is a monthly, photo-prompted short story competition.
#2077696 by Rex Kramer

Posted by Rex Kramer on Jun 2, 2016 at 5:33pm  

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 Caitie

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

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