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Prompt: Writing Without Characters
Entries Due: 5th of October
Word Count: 1500 words or less

This prompt is a tough one, which means there will likely be fewer entries...and a greater chance of winning! Right?


ID: 1941376 (E)
Writing Without Contest 
"Write a short story without ..."
by Sycorax


Posted by Sycorax on Sep 20, 2014 at 7:51am  


9-11 writing contest. This is a Short Story or Poetry Writing Contest. Big Prizes. This is a way to show you care about that day so long ago...9-11.

ID: 1463081 (13+)
9 - 11 WRITING CONTEST 
OPEN! This is my way of honoring those of 9-11!~Will You?
by N.A.School sign-ups now~


Posted by N.A.School sign-ups now~ on Sep 17, 2014 at 9:27pm  


Now open. Grand prize - 25k GPs+. All genre of short stories welcomed.

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ID: 1790591 (18+)
Last Pen Standing. 
It's back! Round 9 theme: Things Mysterious
by LPS NOW OPEN


Posted by LPS NOW OPEN on Sep 17, 2014 at 5:09pm  


Round 3 is OPEN. No membership required. Three fun prompts to choose from!

 
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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 Sep 17, 2014 at 11:43am  


The simplest contest ever! One prompt, one week, one winner. Post directly in the message window! New rounds weekly!

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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 Sep 17, 2014 at 11:34am  


Write. Write. Write. Improve. Hone. Twist. Edit. Think different thoughts. Sing different songs. Embrace different styles. Write something crazy and enter this contest.
Prompt: Kissing Trees
Deadline: September 28th
Writing is art.


 
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ID: 1934142 (18+)
The Masterpiece. 
A Writing Project's renewed short story contest.
by jannie: Masterpiece! #1934142


Posted by jannie: Masterpiece! #1934142 on Sep 17, 2014 at 5:51am  


Now with bigger prizes! Come and join this one of a kind contest. Round begins at noon on September 17th!

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ID: 1997581 (18+)
The 7Yard Stretch 
Runs for one week in a month. 7 days, 7 entries. Round 3 Sept 17-23!
by Jack-check out 7YS


Posted by Jack-check out 7YS on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:26pm  


Come join the fun in this award winning contest!

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ID: 1966270 (18+)
The 200 Word Wonder Story Contest 
Open to all! Write a story in exactly 200 words. Newbies welcome! *No poetry please*
by M.A.GEORGE Catching up!


Posted by M.A.GEORGE Catching up! on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:40am  


Parabalistics involves:
Wisdom
Intelligence
Wit

Write a proverbial of three sentences or less... Simple!

G.P. Rewards:
3,000
1,000
500

Creative proverbials earn Special Recognition.
Rounds end on 1st and 15th of each month.


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


Posted by Jreese on Sep 9, 2014 at 2:34pm  


This contest is for writers who enjoy writing non-fiction stories. No word limit. Teddy Bear Love Badge To be won. I Except pre-written items if it fits monthly prompt. I love giving away prizes and surprises~Your Host Marcia

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ID: 2001407 (E)
Marcia's Non-Fiction Short Story Contest 
True story, Real Life, Non-Fiction, From The Heart Story Writing.
by Marcia~Loves Teddy Bear Love!


Posted by Marcia~Loves Teddy Bear Love! on Sep 6, 2014 at 2:44pm  


It's not exactly 55 words anymore- which leaves room for more fun. Try one or all three prompts through the month- next month will bring a different challenge.

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 Sep 5, 2014 at 3:20pm  


Write a poem using the picture prompt, or Genesis chapter 22.

ID: 1742964 (E)
The Lighthouse Poetry Contests 
Contests with a Christian theme
by Quihadi


Posted by Quihadi on Sep 3, 2014 at 10:55pm  


This poetry contest runs for 14 days, with 14 prompts and 14 prizes. Enter as many times as possible to increase your chances of winning. And at the end of the contest, four overall winners will be selected, one of whom will receive 141,414 GPs!

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ID: 1946521 (E)
Writing.Com 14th Birthday Poetry Contest 
[Closed] Enter as often as possible and win up to 141,414 GPs, + many other prizes!
by Kasia~600 reviews!?!?


Posted by Kasia~600 reviews!?!? on Sep 3, 2014 at 3:42pm  


Different judges and prompts every single week. Check out the fun in writing a quick story that is in the erotica genre. 869 word limit makes for a crazy challenge. Can you make it work?

ID: 1355442 (18+)
The Weekly Quickie Contest 
Can you excite in 869 words? Round 126, due Sep. 21 Judge: AJ Prompt: Two Words
by Dawn Embers


Posted by Dawn Embers on Sep 3, 2014 at 2:15pm  


New round open! This round will close on October 11, so if you're thinking about entering, now's the time to get started on edits for your entry!

ID: 1782293 (18+)
Long, Long, Long 
Prompt-free contest for stories of the lengthier variety. New round now open!
by Elisa, Stik 17K!


Posted by Elisa, Stik 17K! on Sep 2, 2014 at 6:21pm  


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 September 2014 submissions.
by ~ Sisco ~ Away ~


Posted by ~ Sisco ~ Away ~ on Sep 2, 2014 at 5:32pm  


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 September 30th 2014
by ~ Sisco ~ Away ~


Posted by ~ Sisco ~ Away ~ on Sep 2, 2014 at 5:31pm  


Go back to when you were 14 yo, and interview your older self, at the age you are now.

 
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ID: 2005586 (E)
Interview Yourself Contest 
Go back to when you were 14 yo, and interview your older self, at the age you are now.
by IntueyIGotCherTix!


Posted by IntueyIGotCherTix! on Sep 2, 2014 at 3:18pm  


Do you love Quotation?
Pen me your Quote, and I'll send you Gifts
This is a Quote Contest with a given Prompt
For NEWBIES (Registered Author from 6 months or less)
and Registered User are welcome here.
MERIT BADGE/ GIFTS will be given this round.


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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


Posted by Samberine on Sep 2, 2014 at 3:37am  


Enter any poem written in Japanese form. Poems not limited to Haiku and Senyru. Gift points for every post with a poem(s). Merit badge if you write/submit 30 poems for September. This contest is to encourage writers to write in Japanese forms.

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ID: 927687 (E)
Haiku and Senryu: A Contest and More.... 
Updated on 09/01/14
by Celeste632


Posted by Celeste632 on Sep 1, 2014 at 1:50pm  


It's back and better than ever. The new Magic Words contest has been totally redesigned to ensure every single high quality entry is awarded on its own merits. Please read all the rules so you can make the most of this brilliant new kind of contest.

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ID: 1871010 (13+)
Magic Words Contest  
A fantasy short story writing contest. Fantastic Prizes. Open: Now
by A E Willcox - on holiday


Posted by A E Willcox - on holiday on Sep 1, 2014 at 1:14pm  


Join us during WDC 14th Birthday Week Celebration for Special Prizes in addition to a daily 14,000 GP Prize for the daily winner!

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


Posted by Sophy on Sep 1, 2014 at 12:54pm  


Welcome back everybody! 5000 GP prize for the best daily prompt-based Horror story under 1000 Words. Think you have what it takes to scare us?

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


Posted by Joe Nelson on Sep 1, 2014 at 12:21pm  


No "he said," no "she said," no problem! This dialogue-only flash fiction short story contest is back in action! Check out the new prompt, and get to work!

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ID: 941862 (18+)
The Dialogue 500: New Round: September! 
Stories 500 words or less, dialogue only. New Round begins September 1st!
by jay


Posted by jay on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:33am  


Contest opens on the 1st of Sept. and closes at noon on the 30th. Your entry can be old or new, as always that is up to you. 230 Members in this Group that started 1 Jan. 03. Join up. Awards and Gift Points. Rhyming Poems only.

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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 Aug 31, 2014 at 12:57pm  


Opens on Monday. Hope to see you there!

 
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ID: 2005724 (13+)
What If... NOW OPEN! 
My first contest! NOW OPEN!
by Rebecca~I Am Loved


Posted by Rebecca~I Am Loved on Aug 30, 2014 at 5:23pm  


Write to celebrate WdC's 14th Birthday: 750-word short stories written for the prompt given. All genres. From Sept.1 to Sept.14. B-item links or entry links together with b-item book links are welcome. Content rating limit is 18+.


 
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ID: 2006469 (13+)
14 th Birthday Short Story Contest 
Contest Closed...
by Joy


Posted by Joy on Aug 30, 2014 at 12:00pm  


As it is WDC,s 14th birthday, September's prompt is, write a poem about your experience on WDC so far!

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ID: 1968082 (13+)
Newbies Only Poetry Contest 
A prompt Based Poetry contest for Newbies.
by Sanita


Posted by Sanita on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:54am  


Re-imagine WdC with the Steampunk Authors Guild.

 
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ID: 1886907 (13+)
In the Manner of... 
What if Writing.com had been founded a hundred years earlier?
by CeruleanSon


Posted by CeruleanSon on Aug 30, 2014 at 9:29am  


Write a short story about two people in a "close relationship" not married but very best friends, "buddies", "forever friends"

 
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ID: 2003720 (E)
CONTEST: "Close Relationships"  
SHORT STORY CONTEST about two people/beings sharing a "very special CLOSE FRIENDSHIPS"
by best4writing- A Lesbian GrANNy


Posted by best4writing- A Lesbian GrANNy on Aug 27, 2014 at 3:50am  


Write a poem about a historical person or event, even a recent event sure to be remembered historically.

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ID: 1988565 (E)
HISTORICAL POETRY CONTEST  
Contest for Historical Poetry Re: People & Events of the world told in poetic form.
by best4writing- A Lesbian GrANNy


Posted by best4writing- A Lesbian GrANNy on Aug 27, 2014 at 3:46am  


Write story, poem, drama about pets, any pet, all kinds of pets and their relationships with their human "pet"

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ID: 1986337 (E)
The PET NEWSLETTER CONTEST 
ONLY one Prompt: PETS...for story, poem, other item; photos okay but will not be judged.
by best4writing- A Lesbian GrANNy


Posted by best4writing- A Lesbian GrANNy on Aug 27, 2014 at 3:45am  


Sign ups for the next round are now open! Come test your mettle in our character sketch challenge! Great prizes await the brave.

 
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ID: 1897404 (13+)
Character Gauntlet 
The Gauntlet is currently underway! Come cheer on our brave challengers.
by ♥ Mynt ♥


Posted by ♥ Mynt ♥ on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:58am  


The Prep is accepting volunteers and donations for 2014. Thank you for considering. Smile

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ID: 1474311 (13+)
October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge 
Prepare for NaNoWriMo and win prizes!
by Brandiwyn♪ Almost PrepMo!


Posted by Brandiwyn♪ Almost PrepMo! on Aug 22, 2014 at 10:21am  


Bring your fancy dresses out of the closets. Fancy Dress Party begins on September 1. Dress in theme and write the stories/poems in first person. Accept entries from Sep 1- Sep 14.

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ID: 1947714 (E)
WDC's Fancy Dress Contest 
Fancy Dress Contest for WDC's Birthday.Closed for Judging.
by LostGhost~Catching Up


Posted by LostGhost~Catching Up on Aug 22, 2014 at 2:45am  


Make the hearts aflutter by your romantic pieces. Cheesy/non-cheesy, conventional/non-conventional-- all old and new romantic pieces welcome. Opens for entries on Sep 1.

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ID: 2005471 (13+)
Fluttering Hearts 
A Romance story/poem Contest. Starting on 1st September
by LostGhost~Catching Up


Posted by LostGhost~Catching Up on Aug 22, 2014 at 2:42am  


Now taking sign-ups for the fall round that starts on September 1st. Win the exclusive "Season of Writing" merit badge by writing and reviewing once a week during fall.

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ID: 1924309 (ASR)
I Write in September-October-November 
I Write in September-October-November
by Octobersun


Posted by Octobersun on Aug 20, 2014 at 6:53pm  


Experiment with two different genres in one story.

 
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ID: 1996326 (18+)
The Scrambled Genre Contest (NOW OPEN) 
A weekly contest where writer will be challenged to write a story in two genres
by bocaj Enroht


Posted by Aisha's laptop is bratty : on Aug 19, 2014 at 3:09pm  


A contest where you team up to write with someone (Partner Up) and the top three winners get great rewards.

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ID: 1998089 (E)
Partner Up! 
A writing game where you partner up to write a story. Winner gets 25K Awardicon.
by BillieGailTurknett


Posted by BillieGailTurknett on Aug 18, 2014 at 11:16pm  


I give you the first and last sentence, you write the story!

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


Posted by Nikola on Aug 14, 2014 at 11:22pm  


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?

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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 Angels in my Ear's Auction


Posted by Angels in my Ear's Auction on Aug 13, 2014 at 6:50pm  


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 form poetry? This contest is for you.
by Angels in my Ear's Auction


Posted by Angels in my Ear's Auction on Aug 13, 2014 at 6:43pm  


Fantasy writing contest welcoming all those wishing for a little magic in their lives. Five prompts to choose from!

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


Posted by Ashley Stryker on Aug 13, 2014 at 9:29am  


Newbies only 100 word story contest

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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 Aug 13, 2014 at 6:39am  


Monthly mythical creatures writing contest! Write a short story (no min or max word limit) or epic poem (min 30 lines) featuring the mythical creature of the month. Win an exclusive The Lair merit badge and more...

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


Posted by Elle on Aug 13, 2014 at 5:45am  


Picture a story from the prompted photo. Send me a title and summary, similar to the inside flap of a book. Looking for polished entries!

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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 Aug 9, 2014 at 2:18pm  


Follow the prompt, and enter your stories new or old.

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ID: 1948893 (13+)
Genre Times Four (Birthday Special) 
Test your skill at writing stories in four different genres - Children's Genre
by Aisha's laptop is bratty :


Posted by Paul ~ Spoiled Rotten on Aug 6, 2014 at 6:05am  


Round 2 open to write about your precious gifts!

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ID: 1993946 (E)
Precious Gifts Contest 
This is a contest for whatever you think is your Precious Gift!
by Roni's 9 years on WDC!!!!


Posted by Roni's 9 years on WDC!!!! on Aug 5, 2014 at 7:58pm  


NEW AUGUST PROMPT! Open to anyone who writes for Young Adults or Children.

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ID: 1949221 (ASR)
CHILDREN'S & YA WRITERS' CONTEST 
A contest for everyone who writes for children and young adults.
by Fancy


Posted by Fancy on Aug 5, 2014 at 10:35am  


Now monthly, no prompt, story or poem, JUST MAKE ME LAUGH!

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


Posted by Odessa Molinari laughing on Aug 5, 2014 at 7:27am  


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