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Write a poem or short story featuring the mythical creature provided for the month and be in to win an exclusive The Lair merit badge! Every entry receives 500gps just for participating, so what have you got to lose?

ID: 1938456 (E)
The Lair 
Monthly mythical creatures writing contest. Stories or epic poems - you choose!
by Elle

Posted by Elle on Nov 27, 2014 at 5:05pm  

Compete against four others for the best review of a featured item, and receive a minimum prize of 10,000gps


Email me an item (max 3,000 words) and include a minimum of 10,000gps, to have your item featured!

See you at the rodeo!

ID: 2019982 (E)
The Review Rodeo 
Face off against other reviewers! Stakes and winner are determined by the recipient.
by Sycorax

Posted by Sycorax on Nov 27, 2014 at 4:59pm  

Introducing WDC's first dark fantasy contest. Come take a peek! :)

ID: 2014825 (13+)
Poison Apple Theater  
A Dark Fantasy monthly contest.
by Boots

Posted by Boots on Nov 22, 2014 at 7:16pm  

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!

ID: 1873271 (13+)
Newbies ONLY Short Story & Poem Contest 
Open for November 2014 submissions.
by ~ Sisco ~ NaNoWriMo

Posted by ~ Sisco ~ NaNoWriMo on Nov 17, 2014 at 9:35pm  

You were once proud of it, but now you see it has so many flaws that no number of revisions could save it. The characterization is weak, the description is empty, the overall style is immature and poorly formed. Don't burn it. Rewrite it. FREE entry!

ID: 1947347 (18+)
Re|Write Contest. 
Rewrite your lousy old stories. This round ends December 31st 2014
by ~ Sisco ~ NaNoWriMo

Posted by ~ Sisco ~ NaNoWriMo on Nov 17, 2014 at 9:34pm  

The Native American First People's Form Poetry is now open to all members of WDC.

ID: 1646470 (13+)
N.A. First Peoples' Form Poetry Contest 
Native American First Peoples' Monthly Form Poetry Contest
by ShelleyA~5 Years at WDC

Posted by ShelleyA~5 Years at WDC on Nov 17, 2014 at 4:04pm  

Easiest contest ever! Simple rules. Weekly winners. Specials. Give it a try!

ID: 2000519 (18+)
The Prompt Me Contest 
The simplest contest ever! Send me a prompt!
by Cubby~PiBoIdMo

Posted by Cubby~PiBoIdMo on Nov 17, 2014 at 6:32am  

Do you enjoy writing for children? Then this contest is for you! Come on in!

ID: 1999597 (ASR)
Children's Genre Contests 
A contest open to those who write for children.
by Cubby~PiBoIdMo

Posted by Cubby~PiBoIdMo on Nov 17, 2014 at 6:27am  

Round 104 is underway until noon on November 28! 15 words this round and 37,500 gift points to be won.

ID: 921363 (13+)
I supply an acronym; you make up what it stands for. My favorite entries win gift points!
by Davy Kraken

Posted by Davy Kraken on Nov 16, 2014 at 5:31pm  

Create what I call a proverbial consisting of three sentences or less. Be funny or wise. Simple contest with lots of creative winners.

ID: 1944443 (13+)
Write three sentences or less. You could win Special Recognition and gift points.
by Jreese

Posted by Jreese on Nov 14, 2014 at 1:21pm  

Is there a word you are thankful for? Come and tell us all about it for the November 2014 round of the Word Fair!

 ID: 1809000 (E)
Word Fair 
Playing with words--quite literally (monthly contest)
by Mariah :)

Posted by Mariah :) on Nov 14, 2014 at 12:43pm  

Write a story in the tradition of the featured author for the month.

 ID: 2018149 (E)
The Author Of The Month Contest 
I will give you an author. You create the story.
by amy

Posted by amy on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:45pm  

November Round is now open! Get your stories in and pass the word on to your friends about this open contest for short stories

ID: 1848696 (E)
Boy Have I Got A Story For You! 
Open contest for SHORT STORIES of all kinds; new round every month!
by Suze

Posted by Suze on Nov 10, 2014 at 9:12pm  

MATTHEW 14:22-36 AND/OR MARK 6:45-56
Visualize yourself being at the scene and write a poem about it. A few thoughts: Even on the water Jesus needed to be invited. Why did Peter begin to sink? Did the people notice an extra person coming ashore?

ID: 1742964 (E)
The Lighthouse Poetry Contests 
Contests With A Christian Theme
by Quihadi - Catching Up

Posted by Quihadi - Catching Up on Nov 8, 2014 at 11:46pm  

Write a fantasy or science fiction story using one or more of the Three Prompts (words, a song and an image). Fantastic and unique prizes include exclusive merit badge and an edit from!

ID: 2016845 (13+)
Three Prompts 
Fantasy and Science Fiction contest with three prompts
by Matt Bird

Posted by Matt Bird on Nov 6, 2014 at 10:53am  

Enter a post to honor all military personnel, short story or poetry old or new. No prompt. Awardicons, Merit Badges and Gift Points, Contest open 1 November until the 30th.

ID: 423698 (ASR)
Of course there's a Veterans Day - EVERY DAY!

Posted by Monty on Nov 5, 2014 at 3:25pm  

Do you have the skill to conquer 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 those skills to the test.

ID: 1935693 (E)
Shadows and Light Poetry Contest 
Do you love the challenge and creativity of free form poetry? This contest is for you.
by Angels in my Ear

Posted by Angels in my Ear on Nov 5, 2014 at 2:38pm  

Do you have any great family stories? This contest challenges you to use your writing skills to breathe life the black and white facts of your history. Can you show the shades of gray? Who were the people in your family tree?

ID: 1962161 (E)
Roots & Wings Historical Fiction Contest 
Can you capture the essence of an ancestor in one story or poem? (2013 Quill Award Winner)
by Angels in my Ear

Posted by Angels in my Ear on Nov 5, 2014 at 2:36pm  

OPEN until the 18th of November. All forms of poetry accepted that are written in the steampunk genre. Great prizes to be won! See the link for more details, and please email me with any queries. Hope to see you there!

ID: 1783503 (E)
The Steampunk Salon Poetry Contest 
The Boiler Room's Steampunk Poetry contest.
by Miss Bee

Posted by Miss Bee on Nov 5, 2014 at 1:11am  

NEWBIES CONTEST /Accept when you are a Registered User
Do you love Quotations?
Come on share your inspirational Quotation here.
There's a prompt every month.
You could win Gifts and Awardicon at the end.

ID: 1960298 (E)
A Great Value of Expressions 
NEWBIES CONTEST "Pen me your Quote, and I'll send you Gifts" OPEN-NEW PROMPT
by Samberine~naughty garden fairy

Posted by Samberine~naughty garden fairy on Nov 4, 2014 at 7:44pm  

Writer's block got you down? Need to stretch your fingers and your muse with a short story or poem, using a prompt offered by other members? Check out The Cramp - where daily winners receive 10,000 GPs!

ID: 333655 (13+)
The Writer's Cramp 
Write the best STORY or POEM in 24 hours or less, win 10,000 GPs!
by Sophurky

Posted by Sophurky on Nov 4, 2014 at 12:10pm  

Take a break from NaNoWriMo and enter our horror-satire round! Winner gets a coupon for Cicero Grade Editing!

ID: 1641024 (ASR)
Tales of Terror 
Sacrifice a story at the altar and unlock the secrets of terror!
by Lottie.

Posted by Lottie. on Nov 3, 2014 at 5:00pm  

November round now open! Deadline: November 30th @ 2PM WdC time

ID: 1875093 (18+)
The Humorous Poetry Contest 
The contest where the rating doesn't matter! November round open!
by Lornda

Posted by Lornda on Nov 2, 2014 at 7:24pm  

The November contest is open. Come check it out. Rewards for every poem entered!

ID: 927687 (E)
Haiku and Senryu: A Contest and More.... 
Updated on 11/01/14
by Celeste632

Posted by Celeste632 on Nov 1, 2014 at 1:44pm  

November, welcome back round now open. Double rewards to celebrate my triumphant return to the land of the internet accessed!

Are you sick of nice, pleasant, politically correct, flufffy and uplifting contests? YES! Then come to the dark side!

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

Posted by Culraven on Oct 31, 2014 at 10:30pm  

121st Contest opens 1 November, closes at noon on the 30th. Open to all Registered Authors. Item can be old or new. Must be poetry that rhymes, Please read the easy rules.

ID: 598590 (13+)
A place for you if you like to read or write Traditional Poetry
by Monty

Posted by Monty on Oct 30, 2014 at 2:05pm  

Showcase your skills with point of view. Every entry earns 1000 GPS. Prizes and merit badges for the best stories. Contest limited to ten entries, so enter now!

ID: 1992580 (18+)
Just One Point of View Contest 
It's all about one character's point of view
by Max Griffin

Posted by Max Griffin on Oct 28, 2014 at 11:56am  

Win a rare merit badge simply for writing and reviewing once a week. This winter round is limited to writing that stays within the E through 13+ ratings. This is the last ever round of the contest at this rating. Sign up now! Starts December 1st.

ID: 1906302 (E)
I Write in December-January-February 
Special round for those writing in the WdC E through 13+ rating.
by Octobersun

Posted by Octobersun on Oct 27, 2014 at 5:57pm  

Contest will open on November 1st and close on the 22nd. Prompt: A Thanksgiving past. A lot of great prizes. Does not have to be a new write. Looking forward to your entries.

ID: 427318 (ASR)
A Special Place for Seniors and visitors! CHECK OUT OUR CONTESTS!

Posted by Monty on Oct 26, 2014 at 5:24pm  

Monthly fantasy writing contest. Because we need more fantasy on this site! :)

ID: 1948208 (18+)
Draw Your Swords 
Deliver your stories on the field of battle.
by Squeekachu

Posted by Squeekachu on Oct 24, 2014 at 12:55pm  

Big prizes in this short story tournament! Deadline 10/31!

ID: 1790591 (18+)
Last Pen Standing. 
Things Mysterious. All genres welcomed. Big prizes! Deadline: Oct 31
by RIP Pinta

Posted by RIP Pinta on Oct 23, 2014 at 12:42pm  

Round Sixty-Five is open and we have am awesome dark image prompt in honor of the Halloween season along with the form: Synchronicity. Come stretch your poetic muscles and give it a shot!

ID: 1341392 (ASR)
Pond Poetry 
A bi-monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. Current round ends Nov 30th.
by Brooke-Thanks to YOU! 1494960

Posted by Brooke-Thanks to YOU! 1494960 on Oct 21, 2014 at 12:34pm  

A contest for fiction and poetry run by Wisconsin's oldest literary journal: The Wisconsin Review. Prizes include consideration for publication as well as merit badges and gift points!

 ID: 2011467 (E)
Monthly Wisconsin Review Contest 
Fiction/poetry contest with a possible grand prize of publication in The Wisconsin Review.
by Wisconsin Review

Posted by Wisconsin Review on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:58am  

It's Back for round 4! Take moment, breath and observe! Try your hand at composing a haiku with a fall theme!

ID: 1969492 (E)
Haiku Hunt Contest 
Haiku Poem Contest with Prompt. Round Four OPEN!
by eyestar~Steampunk POWER!

Posted by eyestar~Steampunk POWER! on Oct 19, 2014 at 4:58pm  

All horror welcome! Come join in the terror!

ID: 1801607 (18+)
Horror, Inc Presents: SCREAMS!!! 
A Contest Of Flash Fiction Horror
by J. Marie Ravenshaw

Posted by Angus on Oct 16, 2014 at 2:09pm  

Have you ever read a book jacket summary and thought, "Wow, I want to read this book!" Use the prompted picture and write up a summary no one can resist! Post directly in the message window. Unlimited editing.

ID: 2003926 (18+)
Picture a Story 
Send me a title and summary of your story idea, prompted by the picture.
by Cubby~PiBoIdMo

Posted by Cubby~PiBoIdMo on Oct 16, 2014 at 9:18am  

October prompt is up!

ID: 2003277 (E)
Beginning and End Contest 
I give you the first and last sentences and you write the story!
by Nikola~Joyously Thankful

Posted by Nikola~Joyously Thankful on Oct 15, 2014 at 12:09pm  

Open Prompt going on. Bring on the romance. Old and new, awarded and unawarded -- All entries are welcome/

ID: 2005471 (13+)
Fluttering Hearts 
A Romance story/poem Contest. The Wordy Love-- November Prompt
by LostGhost- Nanoist

Posted by LostGhost- Nanoist on Oct 14, 2014 at 4:04am  

Come join the creature feature with cocktails and celebrate Halloween with some horrible poetry! Gift Points, Awardicons, Merit Badges and WDC goodies will be awarded for your worst!

ID: 1507015 (GC)
The Spam Slinger's Monster Mash 
Halloween Horrible Poetry Slam! Opens 10/17! One Star Rating, if you please!
by The Not-So-NaNo Wytch

Posted by The Not-So-NaNo Wytch on Oct 12, 2014 at 9:07pm  

Like to write using image prompts? Or perhaps want a challenge? Stop by the Weekly Image Prompt Contest!

ID: 2013987 (ASR)
Weekly Image Prompt Contest - Closed 
Each week a new image will be posted to inspire you! Stop by to see what this weeks is!
by Lorraine ~ Exams :(

Posted by Lorraine ~ Exams :( on Oct 12, 2014 at 7:16am  

October round Sign-up Time! Only a week to go. Join this one of a kind contest.

ID: 1997581 (18+)
The 7Yard Stretch 
Runs for one week in a month. 7 days, 7 entries. Round 5 Dec 1-7!
by Jack-check out 7YS

Posted by Jack-check out 7YS on Oct 11, 2014 at 10:03pm  

Will be awarding Poetry and Short Stories separately!! 2 10k awardicons per round! Everyone has that precious gift that is special to your heart!

ID: 1993946 (E)
Precious Gifts Contest 
This is a contest for whatever you think is your Precious Gift!
by Roni's at 22k for nano!

Posted by Roni's at 22k for nano! on Oct 11, 2014 at 2:48pm  

OPEN for the October round! Write a poem from one of the two prompts for your chance to win some great prizes, including the exclusive Whispers of the Soul merit badge. Don't miss your chance! See the link for all the details.

ID: 1966417 (E)
Whispers Of The Soul 
Round 11 Open! Get inspired by the prompts and win up to 25k. Bring us your best today...
by Kasia

Posted by Miss Bee on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:52pm  

We are a Steampunk writing contest. Please check us out! We are having our Spooktacular round for the month of October!

ID: 1781446 (13+)
Steampunk fiction competition
by T.Boilerman, formerly tYpO!

Posted by T.Boilerman, formerly tYpO! on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:05pm  

Newbies only 100 word story contest!

ID: 1957798 (13+)
Newbies Only 100 Word Story Contest 
Try your hand at writing a story in just 100 words!
by Sanita

Posted by Sanita on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:43am  

An HONOR ROLL section lists all entries with brief sum. 50K gp/ short strory Prizes. Seek entries. No word length A-OK. Fun posts = unlimited spots to talk Halloween, prizes for these too. Do you feel lucky during Shocktober Tis truly Caldon Time!

ID: 1518804 (E)

Posted by TEFF: CALDRON TIME! on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:00am  

A nature themed poetry contest. Currently accepting entries following Autumn Prompts. Prizes increase for the current rount! Of course, Verdant badge will be handed to one great poem. Enter now!

ID: 2000001 (E)
Verdant Poetry Contest 
NATURE-themed monthly contest. [October Prompt :: IMAGE]
by Mage Gervic

Posted by Mage Gervic on Oct 4, 2014 at 10:31am  

A Romance for Fall. Try your pen at romance, great prizes to be won.

ID: 1892844 (18+)
A Winter Romance~Round10~Opens 10 Dec 
Seasons of Romance. Winter Romance opens 10 Dec
by Bonnie

Posted by Bonnie on Oct 4, 2014 at 8:54am  

Nature poems of all types welcomed! Form-based prompts and lots of prizes!

ID: 1936312 (13+)
Poetic Journeys 
A weekly, nature-themed poetry contest where entries follow a given form. Back in action!
by Oceanborne~Is back!

Posted by Oceanborne~Is back! on Oct 1, 2014 at 10:11am  

This is a an open prompt for the first round. All you have to do is write a short story (Up to 3) by the deadline. Check out the contest page for more details. Stories have to be rated E or ASR because the judge will not be able to read them. Have fun!

ID: 2010657 (E)
Khariyya's Heartwarming Stories 
Short Story Contest for E or ASR stories. November's Prompt is up.
by Agape Novels ~ 37,234

Posted by Agape Novels ~ 37,234 on Sep 26, 2014 at 5:21pm  

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