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Monthly Fantasy Writing Contest. New round open!

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

Posted by Squeekachu on Jan 24, 2015 at 12:04pm  

Get your entries in by noon on February 6 for a chance to win a piece of 35,000 gift points!

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

Posted by Kraken in a Winter Wonderland on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:31am  

Special technology round. Creativity and the ability to terrify the reader will be rewarded. Deadline is January 31st.

ID: 617470 (E)
Ordinary Horrors Contest 
Special technology round - the object of horror is an electronic device.
by Diane

Posted by Diane on Jan 22, 2015 at 10:59am  

Saints and Sinners IS BACK!!! Round 17 Opens January 25th. See contest for rules.

ID: 1545742 (18+)
Saints and Sinners Erotica Contest 
Saints & Sinners is back!! ROUND 17 starts January 25th. New Prompts!
by Writes again....

Posted by Writes again.... on Jan 21, 2015 at 9:53pm  

Victorian Writing Style is back.Prizes are the same, prompt is posted.The only change I made is that judging will be in two weeks, this is not monthly contest anymore. So, go on, hurry up and dig your best story buried on old shelf :) 1500 words-no more

ID: 1978499 (E)
Victorian Writing Style Contest-OPENED 
Write a short story in victorian style, 1500 words or less
by ~Minya in Wonderland ~

Posted by ~Minya in Wonderland ~ on Jan 21, 2015 at 2:53pm  

There are just 2 weeks left before Round 1 begins! Develop your world building, expand your setting, and win a ribbon for your efforts.
World Weavers' Championship consists of ten daily prompts and begins 1st February.

 ID: 2012128 (13+)
World Weavers' Championship 
The forum for the World Weavers group and contest.
by Tileira

Posted by Tileira on Jan 19, 2015 at 10:28am  

WRITE a ROUNDEL or VILLANELLE using one image prompt for this round.

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

Posted by Mage Gervic on Jan 19, 2015 at 1:42am  

Showcase your skills with point of view. Every entry earns 1000 GPS. Prizes and merit badges for the best stories. Taking entries through January 26 for the next round. Contest limited to ten entries, so hurry up and enter!

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 Jan 18, 2015 at 8:02pm  

Write a short story or a poem set on the stage of an RPG game you create! Contest is open and runs until FEB 18. First, second and third place will be awarded gift points. First place grand prize is 10K GP.

ID: 2026236 (18+)
Swords & Spells Gaming Fantasy Contest 
Fiction/fantasy short stories or poetry based on the world of a video game you create.
by Nuraya

Posted by Nuraya on Jan 16, 2015 at 1:51am  

Join us for the January round of the Word Fair to help us choose the 2015 Word Fair mascot! The contest is open for submissions from January 15-January 22, and voting will be open from January 24-January 29. Visit the contest page for more information :)

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

Posted by Mariah :) on Jan 15, 2015 at 1:07pm  

YES! Jan, Feb entries. Winter mix-em-up outside? Is the tree still up? Seeking traditional pens. Winners gear up for a ton of snowy plots. EIGHTH ANNUAL, Archive Saved. You write em, I rev em. Any Mysteries4me? .. hum ... Angels we have heard on high.

ID: 1190255 (18+)
2014 ANNUAL XMAS GENRE CONTEST ends 2/14/15 NEWS: NY BANS! fracking DEC '14! WAY to GO NY!

Posted by TEFF: CELEBRATE on Jan 14, 2015 at 9:05am  

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's Auction

Posted by Angels in my Ear's Auction on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:25pm  

Opens the 4th of January and Closes the 31st a Prompt contest Promises as title. Poetry or short story and I love this part . Can be old or new, that's up to you. Win a Merit badge, Awardicon and Gift Points.

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

Posted by Monty on Jan 13, 2015 at 4:57pm  

A daily haiku/senryu/tanka poetry contest! Now open!

ID: 1871736 (E)
Daily Haiku Contest 
A daily contest for haiku, senryu, and tanka poetry.
by *Southernemma*

Posted by *Southernemma* on Jan 10, 2015 at 10:36am  

What are your goals for 2015? Write a letter to yourself that informs you of your goals in a creative way and you could win!

ID: 597313 (E)
Dear Me: Official Contest 
What are *your* goals for the new year? Think it over, write a letter and win big prizes!
by The StoryMistress

Posted by Diane on Jan 9, 2015 at 12:52pm  


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

Posted by Quihadi on Jan 7, 2015 at 7:18pm  

New Round, New Prompt!

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

Posted by .etaK on Jan 6, 2015 at 10:25pm  

A simple contest. Write a proverbial of three sentences or less.
1st: 3,500
Most Wacky: 500
Special Recognition: For really funny or wise cracking proverbials.

Contest is bi-weekly. Each round ends on the 1st & 15th

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

Posted by Jreese on Jan 6, 2015 at 11:27am  

Any theme is fine for January. Every poem wins gift points. Come check out the contest!

ID: 927687 (E)
Haiku and Senryu: A Contest and More.... 
Updated on 01/05/15
by Celeste632

Posted by Celeste632 on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:27pm  

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 January 2015 submissions.
by ~ Sisco ~

Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Jan 5, 2015 at 5:04pm  

Great prompts and great prizes if you enter this contest.

ID: 1380461 (18+)
Paradise Cove Writing Challenge  
A romance/erotica contest from The Talent Pond.
by Jeff

Posted by Aisha Searching on Jan 5, 2015 at 6:46am  

The Weekly Writings Contest has finally reopened. I am also looking for a dedicated WDC member to help out and become a judge too.

 ID: 1595296 (13+)
Weekly Writings Contest 
Write the best story using the prompt to win 3000gp...
by ~~>JubeCube<~~

Posted by ~~>JubeCube<~~ on Jan 4, 2015 at 11:22pm  

A weekly contest that celebrates characters from the LGBT+ community. Each week, there are new and exciting prompts, as well as fabulous prizes! We accept all genres and writing styles so come on in!

ID: 2024505 (E)
Questioning Characters: A LGBT Contest 
A weekly LGBT contest that uses questions as prompts!
by Len's a Yellow Submarine~

Posted by Len's a Yellow Submarine~ on Jan 4, 2015 at 7:11pm  

Newbies only 100 word 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 Jan 4, 2015 at 7:19am  

Feeling sicked by all the lovey, dovey holiday spirit? Come to the dark side with this wicked little contest. Massive Prized for Dec/Jan round!

 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 Jan 4, 2015 at 1:28am  

It's back for 2015! Stop by and see if the prompt inspires you for this week!

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

Posted by Lorraine on Jan 3, 2015 at 12:43pm  

New year, new gauntlet! The next round will begin on February 1st. Come join us in a round of challenging character prompts! Please check the newly revised rules before signing up.

ID: 1897404 (13+)
Character Gauntlet 
New round starts in February! Open for sign-ups.
by ♥ Mynt ♥

Posted by ♥ Mynt ♥ on Jan 2, 2015 at 9:38pm  

Write a poem in any style you choose! New round open now. Deadline: January 24th

ID: 1993934 (E)
Monthly Poetry Contest 
Poetry Contest
by Sunny

Posted by Charlie on Jan 2, 2015 at 5:17pm  

Next round now open! Deadline: January 31st @ 1PM WdC Time

ID: 1875093 (18+)
The Humorous Poetry Contest 
The contest where the rating doesn't matter! ~Next Round Now Open~
by Lornda

Posted by Lornda on Jan 2, 2015 at 4:03pm  

I find the Steampunk genre to be very challenging, but this contest has great prompts to help you start your stories!

ID: 1778153 (13+)
The Pressure Valve-Wintry Mix. 
The SteamPunk Authors Guild's short story contest.
by CeruleanSon

Posted by Jeff on Jan 2, 2015 at 12:44pm  

A great contest for dark poetry with excellent prizes!

ID: 1971713 (13+)
Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest 
Closed for judging - Round 9 Opens Feb 1st, 2015
by Darleen ~Going for #2 Go Hawks

Posted by Jeff on Jan 2, 2015 at 12:29pm  

Set monthly writing goals and win prizes!

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 Jan 1, 2015 at 10:40pm  

Please join us for a round of flash fiction. The new prompt is posted and we will accept any Steampunk story of 500 words or less with outstanding dialogue. That's it! Enjoy the friendly competition and perhaps win one of the prizes!

ID: 1781446 (13+)
StAG Firebox-New Round OPEN 
Steampunk fiction competition
by T.Boilerman, Dragon Keeper

Posted by T.Boilerman, Dragon Keeper on Jan 1, 2015 at 12:52pm  

Dragon's Keep is now open for submissions, this round will run through late February. We are looking for stories that reflect a confrontation between a dragon and a sphinx. Enjoy the competition! ALL ENTRIES (in accordance with the rules) ARE WELCOME!!

ID: 1767321 (E)
The Official Monthly Short Story Contest of the Fantasy and Science Fiction Society
by T.Boilerman, Dragon Keeper

Posted by T.Boilerman, Dragon Keeper on Jan 1, 2015 at 12:47pm  

Suspended til Spring, but keep it in mind

ID: 1986337 (E)
CONTEST SUSPENDED UNTIL SPRING... ONLY one Prompt: PETS...for story, poem, other item;
by GrANNbest4writingLesbian Smile

Posted by PandaPaws on Dec 31, 2014 at 10:59pm  

HISTORICAL POETRY tells about the past, from today back as far as the story takes you, often giving tribute to brave and interesting people.

ID: 1988565 (E)
NEXT DEADLINE FEBRUARY 22: Contest Re: People & Events of the world told in poetic form.
by GrANNbest4writingLesbian Smile

Posted by HuntersMoon on Dec 31, 2014 at 4:23pm  

A place for folks to come in and leave a message for the veterans, and say "thanks"; share a story, poem/prose or whatever. Not to forget the men and women who are serving our country right now! They have caught the torch we have passed on!

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

Posted by HuntersMoon on Dec 31, 2014 at 4:13pm  

This contest challenges you to develop your talent, explore new forms and oil the gears that make your muse tick. You will be inspired, encouraged and equipped to realize your full potential and pursue your dreams.

ID: 1966417 (E)
Whispers Of The Soul 
Round 13 Open! Get inspired by the prompts and win up to 35k. Bring us your best today...
by Kasia ~ catching up

Posted by HuntersMoon on Dec 31, 2014 at 3:59pm  

This weekly contest is for short form poetry. 1st place-- 2,000 gps
This would include haiku, senryu, triolet, cinquain, tanka, limerick, rondelet, octet, quatrain, etc.

ID: 1842029 (E)
Weekly contest for short form poetry, such as haiku, triolet, cinquain, etc.
by *Southernemma*

Posted by *Southernemma* on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:37pm  

THE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THIRD CONTEST WILL OPEN ON THE 2ND OF JANUARY AND CLOSE AT NOON ON THE 31ST. Poetry Old or new, again that's up to you. Awardicons and Gift Points too.

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

Posted by Monty on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:13pm  

Prompt now up for Round 25! 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!

ID: 1933849 (18+)
Two Sides to Every Story 
On Hiatus until April, 2015
by ~ A.J. Lyle ~

Posted by ~ A.J. Lyle ~ on Dec 22, 2014 at 6:03am  

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

ID: 2022271 (13+)
Prompt Me Musically 
Prompt contest using a song title from a musical as the prompt
by Andy~back home :(

Posted by Andy~back home :( 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!

ID: 1796132 (13+)
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!

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

Posted by ~ Aqua ~ Congrats new Yellows! on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:56am  

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!!!!!

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, charming and gracious

Posted by Suze, charming and gracious on Dec 13, 2014 at 11:15am  

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

ID: 1868357 (E)
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  

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...

ID: 2020702 (E)
Working Together Contest 
Work with new people to develop brand new items
by Fran - Busy, busy, busyyy!

Posted by Fran - Busy, busy, busyyy! 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.

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

Posted by Agape Novels ~ Be Bless! 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.

ID: 1892844 (18+)
Winter Romance~closed Spring round soon 
Seasons of Romance. Winter Romance opens 10 Dec-- closed for judging
by Bonnie

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

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