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1. "Off the Wall - Fantasy / Humor / Horror " [E]
Dragon Tales~Who can write a tale about one of these pictures?
Posted Mar 6, 2014 @ 6:23pm
by The Run-on King Nano Winner
We changed the prompt and will be doing so every month. The new prompt is Fantasy featuring dragons. Bring out your humor or tell us why Uncle Lenny barbecued the Local Police force for a Sunday snack.
2. "The Christian Writing Contest" [E]
Enter today! Monthly Prompts! Monthly Prizes!
Posted Mar 6, 2014 @ 1:00pm
There is a story in my port about "The Day I Called Jesus..." (ID#1570698)-- It forms the basis for this month's prompt. Do you have an usual experience from your walk with Christ that you would like to share? ENTER TODAY!
4. "Wise Words of Wisdom" [13+]
Be creative and/or funny. In three sentences or less, express your proverbial.
Posted Mar 5, 2014 @ 11:15am
Tap into your wisdom and show me your wise writing (In three sentences or less) You could win gift points!
5. "The Lighthouse Poetry Contests" [E]
Contests with a Christian theme
Posted Mar 3, 2014 @ 11:24pm
by Quihadi (kwe-ha-dee)
March 20th is the first day of spring. Write a poem about it from a different perspective. One suggestion is using personification from the eyes of something in nature. Whatever you decide to use, give it a Christian theme.
6. "A Great Value of Expressions" [E]
"Pen me your Quote and I'll send you Gifts"NEWBIES CONTEST~New Prompt~Accepting entries.
Posted Mar 3, 2014 @ 10:33pm
Are you a Newbie?
A registered Author in WDC for six months or less?
Then this contest is just for you!
many gifts to be given, and you could win an Awardicon or MB.
7. "Panda's Poetry Contest" [13+]
A Monthly Poetry Contest for Everyone!
Posted Mar 2, 2014 @ 8:39pm
A Monthly Poetry Contest for Everyone. There will be a new prompt each month!
8. "HONORING OUR VETERANS" [ASR]
Of course there's a Veterans Day - EVERY DAY!
Posted Mar 2, 2014 @ 2:31pm
by COUNTRYMOM -JUST PASSING THRU
The Honoring Our Veterans Contest for March is OPEN and waiting for your entries! The contest will close on March 31st! Hope to see some new or old poetry (not previously awarded) Thanks to all who keep our troops and veterans in mind!
9. "Haiku and Senryu: A Contest and More...." [E]
Posted Mar 2, 2014 @ 9:30am
Whether you write traditional Japanese form poetry or take a modern approach to content/form, writing a lot of this type of poetry can transform your writing. At least that has been my experience! Write and post 31 poems in March, and win a merit badge!
10. "Tales of Seduction" [18+]
March Prompt: From best friends to...
Posted Mar 2, 2014 @ 6:54am
March round is now posted. Come stretch your writing skills and give us a sizzling tale. Great prizes!!
11. "COUNTRY MUSIC LOVERS FORUM" [13+]
Come share a twang of the old guitar and enjoy some country/western memories!
Posted Mar 2, 2014 @ 6:15am
by COUNTRYMOM -JUST PASSING THRU
The Country Music Lovers will travel to Ireland in this March contest - Lyrics welcomed, anything Irish! Contest will close on March 17th and contest is open to all on Writin.com! Have fun with this one!
12. "SENIOR CENTER FORUM" [ASR]
A Special Place for Seniors and visitors! CHECK OUT OUR CONTESTS!
Posted Mar 2, 2014 @ 5:34am
by COUNTRYMOM -JUST PASSING THRU
The Senior Center Forum is open for March and we welcome all members of Writing.com to enter - Poetry or Short stories this month. Prompt word is "IRELAND" Closes on March 17th! Great Prizes to try for!
13. "Long, Long, Long" [18+]
Prompt-free contest for stories of the lengthier variety. New round starting 3/2!
Posted Mar 1, 2014 @ 5:23pm
by Elisa-Stik of Clubs
The ultimate prompt-free contest for longer pieces! The next round opens on March 2, so get your entries ready. Hope to see you there!
15. "Roots & Wings Historical Fiction Contest" [E]
Can you capture the essence of an ancestor in one story or poem? (2013 Quill Award Winner)
Posted Feb 28, 2014 @ 12:18pm
by Angels in my Ear~2 Quill Wins
Do you have any great family stories? Has anyone recorded them? 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?
16. "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest" [E]
Do you love the challenge and creativity of free form poetry? This contest is for you.
Posted Feb 28, 2014 @ 12:16pm
by Angels in my Ear~2 Quill Wins
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.
17. "Tangent Universe Contest" [18+]
The contest that changes every round. This round: Send Me Your Favorites
Posted Feb 28, 2014 @ 11:58am
by Satuawany, truly
Have a favorite short story or novel on Writing.com? Write an introduction for it, saying why it's a favorite of yours. Both you and the piece's author have a chance to win prizes.
18. "Lore of the Leprechaun" [E]
Now Open! A Folklore Short Story Contest for St. Patrick's Day. Open March 1-17, 2014
Posted Feb 25, 2014 @ 5:10pm
by The Wytch
Opens March 1st through the 17th! Get your Irish on and explore the mythology of the Leprechaun! Great prizes!
20. "DreamTime Dragon's Contest" [E]
A Poetry contest that uses a dragon prompt. Teens welcome! Round 8 OPEN!
Posted Feb 24, 2014 @ 7:45pm
Dreamtime dragon invites you to another dragon poetry adventure. Dragon muse quills ready? round 8 Prompt up! Teens welcome too.
21. "Victorian Style Contest " [E]
Write a short story in victorian style, 1500 words or less
Posted Feb 24, 2014 @ 3:28pm
by Minya Loves Richard <3
Do you like Jane Austen's books or any other stories placed in 18th and 19th century? This is monthly contest with prompts. Prompts are based on victorian era, victorian pictures and Jane Austen's work. Sign up at March 1th.
22. "A Spring Romance ~ ~ Open" [18+]
A Spring Romance—opens February 28th until April 1st.
Posted Feb 24, 2014 @ 4:31am
Round 7 opens for submissions 28 February. You can start working on it NOW! Love is in the air at springtime.
23. "CHILDREN'S & YA WRITERS' CONTEST" [ASR]
A contest for everyone who writes for children and young adults.
Posted Feb 21, 2014 @ 2:32am
Brand New Prompt! Enter to win GREAT prizes! Contest open to anyone who writes for children or young adults. Stories and Poetry accepted.
24. "I Write in March - April - May" [18+]
Three months long contest of romance and erotica contests.
Posted Feb 20, 2014 @ 11:31pm
Starts March 1st. Hop on the train today. During March, April, and May, you are asked to enter at least one erotica or romance contest per week. You must also review the fellow writer who posted his/her story in this forum right before you.
25. "Haiku Hunt Contest" [E]
Haiku Poem Contest with Prompt. Round two OPEN!
Posted Feb 20, 2014 @ 9:07pm
I am haiku hunting so muse on the prompt and take up the challenge of penning a traditional haiku poem. Round TWO now open!
Write a moon-ku now!
26. "Sensual Moments, Vol. 5" [18+]
Rd 5 Naughty time in the workplace. (Judges needed!)
Posted Feb 20, 2014 @ 7:56am
Come on stop by you know you want too! Fun prompts, great prizes and interesting people are just a click away. Share your creative and sensual erotica with us. Good luck and write on!
27. "The Power of WORDS" [E]
A contest to help broaden our vocabulary.
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 2:47pm
A place to work on word strengthening skills and possibly win GP's while doing it.
28. "Newbies ONLY Short Story & Poem Contest" [13+]
Open for March 2014 submissions.
Posted Feb 17, 2014 @ 11:24pm
by ~ Sisco ~ Busy!
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!
29. "Words with Wings" [E]
A fortnightly contest for Children/YA stories and poems for people of all ages.
Posted Feb 16, 2014 @ 11:24am
by LostGhost-Quill Winner
Open Prompt. Submit your old and new Children's/YA story and poems.
30. "The Comedy Club Contest" [18+]
A Contest For The Funny Side Of Life
Posted Feb 16, 2014 @ 9:37am
by Odessa Molinari laughing
Where are all the comedy writers? Come on, brush off your funny bones and enter this FREE weekly contest. Prompts to suit all genres, as long as it's funny.
32. "Flyin' Hawaiian Poetry Challenge (R&R)" [E]
A seven day poetry form challenge brought to you by the Talent Pond. Winter Round NOW!
Posted Feb 13, 2014 @ 11:44pm
This 7-day poetry challenge is NOW OPEN! One poem per day for seven days. Can you do it? Must be a Talent Pond member to participate. Free to join and lots of benefits!
33. "Draw Your Swords" [18+]
Deliver your stories on the field of battle.
Posted Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:52pm
Fantasy short story contest. Because this site needs more fantasy. :)
34. "Genre Times Four" [13+]
Test your skill at writing stories in four different genres.
Posted Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:31am
by Paul spoiled rotten
Every week there will be a genre which the contestants will use. Entrants can use sub genres to combine with the main genre. Entries must be based on the weekly prompt provided, which will be either a sentence, words, or picture prompts.
37. "Destinations Diner: A Taste of America" [18+]
Stop by Chef Rudy's diner and enter your own short story about a visiting customer.
Posted Feb 9, 2014 @ 7:57pm
Enter a short story using the Destinations Diner for a shot at a digital merit badge AND an Awardicon! The diner is open for business. Season One starts today!
38. "Genre Contest" [13+]
I pick a genre, you write!
Posted Feb 9, 2014 @ 1:54pm
by Angel~computer broke
Every two weeks I will pick a genre for you to follow, and you write whatever you want as long as it follows the rating and genre! Prizes to be won and short stories and poems to be written!
42. "A Contest of Firsts" [ASR]
For March, tell me about your first time at college!
Posted Feb 8, 2014 @ 11:45pm
by blue jellybaby
Come and give me your best mushy marriage stories for February! Looking for fiction and non-fiction. Come on, I want to feel the love.
43. "Sweetheart's Contest" [13+]
Poetry contest for poems based on love, relationships, and romance. Come on in and enter!
Posted Feb 8, 2014 @ 3:51pm
Not much time left, so hurry and enter
44. "Newbies In The Spotlight" [E]
A contest with a difference. We pick the contestants, you pick the winner!
Posted Feb 7, 2014 @ 11:39pm
"Newbies In The Spotlight."
46. "Whispers Of The Soul" [E]
NOW OPEN! Your new monthly poetry contest. Win up to 25k! Bring us your best today...
Posted Feb 7, 2014 @ 9:03pm
by Miss Bee
OPEN with a new February prompt. Enter a newly written poem for chances to win great prizes! Get inspired and express yourself here. Receive a merit badge after entering (6) consecutive rounds, and enjoy the excitement of competition! POETRY!
48. "Through the Vortex Contest" [13+]
Enter your strange short stories or poems for an Awardicon and a chance at 100,000 GPS.
Posted Feb 7, 2014 @ 1:02pm
Do you have a short story or poem that is off the beaten path? Enter an old favorite or new piece (with optional Round One prompt) for a chance at 10,000 GP or an Awardicon. Winners from the first five rounds will be entered into a 100,000 GP drawing.
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