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New prompt contest starting 01/01/2015. Come take a peek.

 
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Prompt Me Musically 
Prompt contest using a song title from a musical as the prompt - OPENS 01/01/2015
by Andy ~ Christmas commeth


Posted by Andy ~ Christmas commeth on Dec 19, 2014 at 4:12pm  


The Word of the Mouth is done being edited. The next round will start on the first of the coming year, I can't wait to see what you all can make from next mouth's word, "Beforetime" All winners will get a Writing Merit Badge along with other cool Prizes!

 
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Word of the Month Writing Contest 
One word Prop Writing contest Next round:1/1/2015
by Turtle Dove


Posted by Turtle Dove on Dec 18, 2014 at 5:40pm  


Round begins on 1st January! Sign up now! Awesome prizes await for the winners! Accepting donations for commissioning its own badge :) 75k more will get the newly commissioned mb!

 
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ID: 1954367 (13+)
30 Day Character Building Contest 
Opens January 1st! Participants sign up now! Accepting donations!
by ~ Aqua_Mantis ~ 1954367


Posted by ~ Aqua_Mantis ~ 1954367 on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:56am  


The first round of the World Weavers' Championship begins February 1st 2015!

Ten days, ten exercises, with awardicons, merit badges, and reviews for your efforts.

Please register your interest in the forum before the start date.


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World Weavers' Championship 
The forum for the World Weavers group and contest.
by Tileira


Posted by Tileira on Dec 17, 2014 at 12:07pm  


This week's prompt is posted! Stop by and write something for it. You could win!

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


Posted by Lorraine ~ Thank You! on Dec 16, 2014 at 5:27pm  


New Round! Allowed up to one entry per prompt per person. Use your words wisely.

ID: 1253724 (ASR)
The Hint Fiction Contest 
Can you tell a story with only a few words? Hint Fiction requires a silver pen.
by Storm Machine


Posted by Storm Machine on Dec 14, 2014 at 7:25pm  


No prompt! Short Stories only! Any genre' ---Contest runs from the 1st of the month to the end of the month. Everyone welcome! Enter NOW!!!!!

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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 snowflake


Posted by Suze snowflake on Dec 13, 2014 at 11:15am  


The first round of Genre Fusion is now open! Round ends on December 31, so get your entries in!

 ID: 2021569 (13+)
Genre Fusion 
A contest for people that like to (or want to) mix genres in their work.
by Jordan Hill


Posted by Jordan Hill on Dec 10, 2014 at 2:51pm  


Write a Kyrielle or Villianelle using winter image prompts!

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Verdant Poetry Contest 
NATURE-themed monthly contest. [December Prompt :: IMAGES]
by Mage Gervic


Posted by Mage Gervic on Dec 10, 2014 at 8:54am  


Winter Round Now Open! Submit your season-themed entry for 5,000 gps (1st place). All forms welcome.

 
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Writing with the Seasons 
A contest for those who write with the seasons. All forms of writing welcome.
by *Southernemma*


Posted by *Southernemma* on Dec 8, 2014 at 12:06pm  


Parabalistics is a simple contest. Write three sentences or less using humor or wit... If the proverbial is laughable or makes the reader go hmmm..... You could win Gift Points and/or Special Recognition! Contest rounds end on the 1st and the 15th.

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


Posted by Jreese on Dec 8, 2014 at 11:24am  


What if you had the chance to create an awesome piece of work? What if you could do it with someone you might not normally work with and made a new friend at the same time?
Stop asking 'what if?' Look no further and get involved...


 
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ID: 2020702 (E)
Working Together Contest 
Work with new people to develop brand new items
by Fran


Posted by Fran on Dec 7, 2014 at 11:18am  


Each month there is a new prompt. Each stories must follow the prompt and has both a moral and a lesson that is learned by your character(s). Stories must be E or ASR rated. Have fun, and check out this months's prompt.

 
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ID: 2010657 (E)
Khariyya's Heartwarming Stories 
Short Story Contest for E or ASR stories. December's Prompt is up.
by Agape Novels ~ 51,456


Posted by Agape Novels ~ 51,456 on Dec 4, 2014 at 10:43pm  


Winter is just around the corner and it's time for Round 10 of Seasons of Romance. Great Prizes- For writing a romance set in winter.

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


Posted by Bonnie on Dec 3, 2014 at 9:26am  


New and old stories welcome. Stop by today and take a look, then write a story and enter to win great prizes.

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ID: 1948893 (13+)
Genre Times Four 
Test your skill at writing stories in four different genres.
by Aisha - recovering


Posted by Paul ~ Spoiled Rotten on Dec 3, 2014 at 8:14am  


The holidays seem to run people ragged year after year. Bring the twenty-third Psalm into modern day reality. How would it be written, if it were written directly to us? Show me the Twenty-third Psalm for 2014 humanity.

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


Posted by Quihadi on Dec 2, 2014 at 9:52pm  


Let's have some laughter in our lives for the holidays!

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ID: 1965952 (18+)
The Comedy Club Contest  
A Contest For The Funny Side Of Life
by Odessa Molinari sneezing


Posted by Odessa Molinari sneezing on Dec 2, 2014 at 12:03pm  


Riding high on the NaNo wave? Keep the momentum going throughout the year.

ID: 1965469 (13+)
Monthly Writing Accountability Challenge 
A monthly writing competition designed to hold you accountable for your goals.
by Brandiwyn♪


Posted by Brandiwyn♪ on Dec 1, 2014 at 9:55pm  


We're Under New Ownership Now!

 ID: 2020439 (GC)
SCREAMS!!! 
A Daily/Weekly Contest Of Horror
by Angus (ho ho ho!)


Posted by Angus (ho ho ho!) on Dec 1, 2014 at 12:51pm  


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?


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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 Christmas Angels in my Ear


Posted by Christmas Angels in my Ear on Dec 1, 2014 at 9:59am  


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.


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


Posted by Christmas Angels in my Ear on Dec 1, 2014 at 9:57am  


Prompt now up for Round 24! Come on in and check it out. Write either horror or erotica--or if you're up to a challenge, try your hand at horrotica!

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ID: 1933849 (18+)
Two Sides to Every Story 
New prompt up! This round's judge ---> Joy ~ Come and check us out.
by ~ A.J. Lyle ~


Posted by ~ A.J. Lyle ~ on Dec 1, 2014 at 6:35am  


122nd Contest opens 1 December, closes at noon on the 25th. Open to all Registered Authors. Item can be old or new. Must be poetry that rhymes, Please read the easy rules.

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


Posted by Monty on Nov 30, 2014 at 11:08am  


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.

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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 Nov 28, 2014 at 6:13pm  


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?

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


Posted by Elf 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

OR

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!


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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! :)


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


Posted by TheGrinch. 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!

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


Posted by ~ Sisco ~ 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!

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


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


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


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ID: 1646470 (13+)
N.A. First Peoples' Form Poetry Contest 
Native American First Peoples' Monthly Form Poetry Contest - Closed forbJudging
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!

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


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


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

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


Posted by Cubby 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.

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ID: 921363 (13+)
ACRO*BATICS [Round Over] 
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  


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  


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 movetothewrite.com!

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ID: 2016845 (13+)
Three Prompts 
Fantasy and Science Fiction contest with three prompts! Christmas Round now open!
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.

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ID: 423698 (ASR)
HONORING OUR VETERANS 
Of course there's a Veterans Day - EVERY DAY!
by COUNTRYMOM--JUST PASSING THRU


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


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!

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


Posted by Jingle 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.


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ID: 1960298 (E)
A Great Value of Expressions 
NEWBIES CONTEST "Pen me your Quote, and I'll send you Gifts" CLOSED-FOR JUDGING
by Samberine~ on hiatus


Posted by Samberine~ on hiatus 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!

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The Writer's Cramp 
Write the best STORY or POEM in 24 hours or less, win 10,000 GPs!
by SoHoHoHophy


Posted by SoHoHoHophy 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!

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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  


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

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ID: 927687 (E)
Haiku and Senryu: A Contest and More.... 
Updated on 12/17/14
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  


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!

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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  


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

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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!

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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!

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ID: 1341392 (ASR)
Pond Poetry 
A bi-monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. Current round ends Jan 31st 2015
by TP 1494960 Liven Up Winter!


Posted by TP 1494960 Liven Up Winter! 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)
Wisc. Review Contest -Closed for Judging 
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!

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ID: 1969492 (E)
Haiku Hunt Contest 
Haiku Poem Contest with Prompt. Round Four CLOSED! Back in jan.
by eyestar~


Posted by eyestar~ 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 (ho ho ho!) 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.

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


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


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