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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!

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Newbies ONLY Short Story & Poem Contest  (13+)
Open for July submissions!
#1873271 by ~ Sisco ~


Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Jun 30, 2016 at 2:02pm  


Now taking sign-ups for the 2016 round of this three months long contest. Winners receive the exclusive Season of Writing merit badge. There is a 10,000 gift points sign up fee. The contest needs 15 participants minimum to run.

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I Write in August-September-October  (ASR)
One contest entry and one review per week to win!
#1924309 by Montblanc-We Got This!


Posted by Montblanc-We Got This! on Jun 29, 2016 at 3:17pm  


Now taking sign-ups for the August-September-October 2016 round of this romance/erotica contest. Winners receive the exclusive Romantic Season merit badge. There is a 10,000 gift points sign up fee. The contest needs 10 participants minimum to run.

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I Write Romantic in Fall   (18+)
Three months long contest of romance and erotica contests.
#1919444 by Montblanc-We Got This!


Posted by Montblanc-We Got This! on Jun 29, 2016 at 3:15pm  


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

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Lexi's Poetry Challenge  (13+)
LPC Round 54 open. Pick a title, create a poem.
#701412 by ♫♪ Lexi- Go Martell ♪♫


Posted by ♫♪ Lexi- Go Martell ♪♫ on Jun 29, 2016 at 11:44am  


A Science Fiction Short Story Contest. Fantastic Prizes. Choose from 1 of 3 prompts - an image, 3 words or a concept. Get a *Short Story* Merit Badge just for entering! Open 1st July - 31st July 2016

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


Posted by A E Willcox on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:48pm  


Round will be open July 1st. through the whole month. If you think you can write horror-romance-comedy story, using the names of Pride and Prejudice characters feel free to enter this round.

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Once Upon a Jane Austen Contest   (13+)
Short story contest to celebrate Jane Austen's literature
#1978499 by Minja~ Florent's First officer


Posted by Minja~ Florent's First officer on Jun 23, 2016 at 2:04pm  


Write a short story of around 100 words using the musical prompt provided. Go on have a go, you won't regret it Wink .....Awardicon & Merit Badge to 1st place, prizes for 2nd and 3rd too.

 
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Musical Drabble  (18+)
A Flash Fiction contest based around a given song prompt
#2085951 by Spacecat - sad and shocked


Posted by Spacecat - sad and shocked on Jun 20, 2016 at 4:55pm  


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.

 
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Them's Fighting Words (Action 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  


Have you thought about building a world like J.K. Rowling or J.R.R. Tolkien? Please join us in a six month activity of creating your own world!

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A Whole New World  (E)
Build a new world!
#2087380 by Lyndsay Rae


Posted by Lyndsay Rae on Jun 15, 2016 at 2:54am  


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

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BLINK!  (13+)
A weekly contest for short, and I do mean short, stories! 50 to 75 words only!
#2054775 by Autumn- Master of Coin,Tyrell


Posted by Jellyfish ❤ EU on Jun 14, 2016 at 3:29pm  


Round 6 begins August 1st. This will be a 2 month "Write & Review" round accepting short stories new and old against a prompt.

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World Weavers' Championship  (13+)
Open for advice and review requests until August 1st.
#2012128 by Tileira


Posted by Tileira on Jun 14, 2016 at 3:15pm  


Prompt for June: Lindworm, a wingless bipedal dragon, often with a venomous bite. Their skin was believed to greatly increase a person's knowledge about nature and medicine. They were often very large and ate cattle and people.

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The Lair  (13+)
Monthly mythical creatures writing contest. Stories or epic poems - you choose!
#1938456 by Elle - back on 1 Aug


Posted by Elle - back on 1 Aug on Jun 7, 2016 at 1:45am  


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!)


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


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


MANIC MONDAYS IN JUNE! Each Monday there will be a prompt and results.

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


Posted by Quihadi on Jun 6, 2016 at 9:53am  


Let's Write Some Dialogue

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


Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Jun 5, 2016 at 11:19am  


New Contest

 
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WEIRD TALES CONTEST  (18+)
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 Jun 5, 2016 at 11:17am  


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!


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The Newbies + Open Poetry Contest  (18+)
A poetry contest for all Newbies + anyone in their first year at Writing.Com.
#2085863 by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell


Posted by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell 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!

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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  


Come join in the fun of the May-June round! Write something inspired by the prompt: If teenagers ruled the world....

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WDC Teen Contest  (13+)
A contest FOR EVERYONE, judged BY TEENS! ~This round ends June 30~
#2036804 by Dragon~Howdy from Texas!


Posted by Dragon~Howdy from Texas! on Jun 2, 2016 at 2:05am  


Poetry: any form, any subject, any genre. New word prompt now posted for June. 50k awardicon offered to the winner + an exclusive Merit Badge.

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Whispers Of The Soul  (13+)
Get inspired by the prompts and win up to 35k, including an exclusive MB.
#1966417 by Kasia


Posted by Kasia on Jun 2, 2016 at 1:06am  


New prompt up June 1st. Deadline June 30th.

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Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest  (13+)
Round 18 Open June 1, 2016 with Guest Judge Charlie!
#1971713 by Darleen ~Trying~


Posted by Charlie ~ Got GoT? on Jun 1, 2016 at 12:24pm  


A children's poetry contest judged by children! Come and support the youngest members on the site!

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The Littlest Poetry Contest  (E)
Enter your best children's poetry and be in to win!
#2031529 by Caitie


Posted by Elle - back on 1 Aug on May 31, 2016 at 9:46pm  


May contest open. Showcase your skill with third person limited POV. Every contestant earns 1000 gift points; winning entries earn merit badges and more. Only eight spots left, so don't wait to submit your story!

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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 May 11, 2016 at 11:37am  


Write the funniest end to the sentence and you could win an exclusive Merit Badge and an Awardicon!

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Cards Against Authors  (18+)
Finish the card game based on the famous Cards Against Humanity
#2045467 by Frost Lieutenant Lorraine


Posted by Frost Lieutenant Lorraine on May 10, 2016 at 2:44pm  


Got opinions? Enter your NonFiction writing! New & Previous writes (written within the last 2 months). Choose up to a 50,000 GP AwardIcon, or keep the points. No fees. All cases & membership levels. Give me something opinionated to read!

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The 4 Controversies CONTEST  (18+)
NEW Round: June 15 - July 15. Got OPINIONS? Cool. Come write for me. Teach me something!
#2083509 by Whata Back.Mostly.Kinda.


Posted by Whata Back.Mostly.Kinda. on May 9, 2016 at 4:58am  



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 those skills to the test.


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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 Angels in my Ear


Posted by Angels in my Ear on May 5, 2016 at 9:30am  


New rules and prizes for Fable if You're Able! No more entry fee and 25k prize for first place.

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Fable if You're Able  (E)
A contest to test your fabulous fabling
#2082291 by Aesop


Posted by Aesop on May 4, 2016 at 2:11pm  


In case you missed it, another round has started! If you have written a story between 5,000 and 20,000 words, this is for you. No prompts. All genres welcome! :)

Long, Long, Long  (18+)
Prompt-free contest for stories of the lengthier variety. New round September 3rd!
#1782293 by Elisa/Stik, Queen of Awkward


Posted by Elisa/Stik, Queen of Awkward on Apr 25, 2016 at 11:12pm  


Perhaps one of the easiest contests to enter. Just give me your creepiest dream. You may do it in any form you'd like: telling, storytelling ,poetry or prose. Your choice. Just give me your best ... after all, it's a competition

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


Posted by IntuitiveWhiteWalkers on Apr 25, 2016 at 8:11am  


Formerly known as Genre Times Four, this contest has been updated. Come take a look, sharpen your pencils or pc, and write a story and enter. Old or new stories welcome as long as they meet the prompt.

The Mix and Match Genre Contest CLOSED  (18+)
Closed for July
#1948893 by Aisha misses her boss too much


Posted by Paul ~ Ice Flow on Apr 16, 2016 at 1:57pm  


The contest where the Newest members of Writing.com choose the winners!

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Newbies are the Judge!  (E)
Contest that is Judged by WDC Newbies
#2064748 by lostwordsmith


Posted by lostwordsmith on Apr 13, 2016 at 7:53am  


Tales of Seduction is NOW OPEN. It's been a long time. Prizes have been updated. Come and check it out. The prompt will challenge you. Are you up for it??

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Tales of Seduction  (18+)
JULY Prompt 3 option 2 images and a Finish this:
#1702029 by Purple Queen of House Greyjoy


Posted by Purple Queen of House Greyjoy on Apr 10, 2016 at 8:45am  


The simplest contest ever! Post an intriguing prompt, no longer than five sentences. No bitems or items necessary! Post directly in message window. Read the rules in case there's a theme. Deadline: Each Tuesday, 11:59pm, unless otherwise stated.

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The Prompt Me Contest  (13+)
The simplest contest ever! Send me a prompt!
#2000519 by Lady Cubbyella is Camping!


Posted by Lady Cubbyella is Camping! on Mar 31, 2016 at 7:00am  


Post your title and summary (like the ones you read on the inside of a book jacket) of the prompted picture. This is a great exercise! No bitems or items necessary. Always read the rules! Deadline is the last Sunday of every month, 11:59pm.

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Picture a Story  (18+)
Send me a title and summary of your story idea, prompted by the picture.
#2003926 by Lady Cubbyella is Camping!


Posted by Lady Cubbyella is Camping! on Mar 31, 2016 at 6:50am  


A contest open to those who write for children and also, fo those who would like to give it a try! Be sure to read the rules and follow the prompt. Deadline is normally the last Sunday of every month, 11:59pm.

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We Write for Kids Contest  (ASR)
A contest open to those who write for children.
#1999597 by Lady Cubbyella is Camping!


Posted by Lady Cubbyella is Camping! on Mar 31, 2016 at 6:44am  


Write a story 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 Mar 29, 2016 at 6:36am  


Back after nearly three years! Awardicons, an exclusive Merit Badge, gift points... Just follow the prompt to be in with a chance.

Kittiara's Writing Contest  (ASR)
Short story and poetry contest, with a theme!
#861112 by Kittiara ~ House Greyjoy


Posted by Kittiara ~ House Greyjoy on Mar 15, 2016 at 5:23pm  




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.


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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 Angels in my Ear


Posted by Angels in my Ear on Mar 13, 2016 at 9:37am  


Explore all subgenres of Fantasy! Round 1 is None Western Tradition fantasy.

 
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Fantasy Fever Writing Contest  (13+)
Writing contest exploring every subgenre and type of fantasy for all you fantasy fanatics!
#2075141 by Khariyya


Posted by Khariyya on Mar 8, 2016 at 3:06pm  


New United Pagan Society contest, open for all!

 UPS Contest - Demigods and Demigoddesses  (E)
Forum for UPS contests
#2054039 by Autumn- Master of Coin,Tyrell


Posted by Autumn- Master of Coin,Tyrell on Jan 26, 2016 at 1:20pm  


'Tweet' me a story or poem in under 140 characters.
Exclusive contest merit badge and gps to win.
Give it a go!


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Tweet Me a Story  (18+)
Write me a story or poem in the equivalent space of a 'tweet' - 140 characters.
#2040737 by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell


Posted by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell on Jan 18, 2016 at 7:49am  


PersonITfication

Write a short story or poem, under 500 words, using personification.
New visual prompt each month. Merit badges and gps to win!


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PersonITfication   (13+)
Show off your skill using personification - give inanimate objects human qualities.
#2055579 by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell


Posted by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell on Jan 18, 2016 at 7:42am  


Movie line based contest accepting short stories and poetry.

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#2070222 by Not Available.


Posted by Taryn~Writing on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:25pm  


A contest where the winner wins an upgraded membership!

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#1926503 by Not Available.


Posted by Taryn~Writing on Jan 1, 2016 at 6:26pm  


Try something new and receive an exclusive merit badge! Second place receives a 'genre of the month' badge!

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Try Something New Contest  (E)
Open for July ~ Inner Beauty is genre of the month!
#2032025 by S. Ferguson~ Go HouseofTyrell!


Posted by S. Ferguson~ Go HouseofTyrell! on Dec 6, 2015 at 7:52pm  


Got a supernatural piece, new or old? Enter it now!

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Supernatural Writing Contest  (13+)
No prompt! New round! Old or new pieces accepted!
#1771874 by Frost Lieutenant Lorraine


Posted by Frost Lieutenant Lorraine on Dec 1, 2015 at 12:37pm  


A new contest...Round one Opens December 1st!

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All Things Macabre  (13+)
A Short Story and Poetry Contest for All Things Macabre!
#2066181 by Night Owl~40 years on 9/30!:-)


Posted by Night Owl~40 years on 9/30!:-) on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:24am  


Three Prompts to inspire a Halloween story. Win an upgraded membership and other great prizes!

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Three Prompts  (E)
Fantasy and Science Fiction contest with three prompts! June round NOW OPEN!
#2016845 by Matt Bird - House Targaryen


Posted by Matt Bird - House Targaryen on Oct 11, 2015 at 8:21am  


Monthly Fantasy Writing contest! Because we need more fantasy. :D

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


Posted by Squeekachu on Oct 3, 2015 at 9:06pm  


Now accepting entries! Come share your stories of inspiration and courage.

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Letters of Life, Love & Hope  (18+)
A writing challenge in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
#1312275 by iKïyå§ama


Posted by iKïyå§ama on Oct 3, 2015 at 11:12am  


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