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After almost a year of being on hiatus, Pond Poetry is open again with Round 72! Tell us a tale of the Salem Witch Trials! Make it funny or make it scary, but make it worth that 1st place prize!

Pond Poetry - NOW OPEN!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. ROUND 72 OPEN UNTIL OCT 31st!
#1341392 by Alex Forrest is alive #2085940

Posted by Puppet Billy~Posh Party 4 Mare on Sep 24, 2016 at 4:23pm  

An opportunity to get into the season spirit through your writing, and have some fun! Two mini contests included. Interactive fun for all members, whether you're an entrant or not. Stop in and spill your guts. . pumpkin guts that is.

Pumpkin Carving Contest!  (E)
Re-Opened!! I'll bring the rewards, you bring the cider and donuts!
#1590150 by Self-Asylum (Nichole Sauve)

Posted by Self-Asylum (Nichole Sauve) on Sep 23, 2016 at 10:49am  

Yes We are going to do another as we have time in memory of all Countrymom has done in the past. As always Old or New is up to you. It must be of the type that rhymes. Giftpoints and Awardicons. Read the simple rules.

A Special Place for Seniors and visitors! CHECK OUT OUR CONTESTS!

Posted by Monty on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:35pm  

Easy contest!! Just tell me your dream! You may do so in any form you wish. Contest closes on the 25th, only one entry so far! Come on in for a chance to win some pretty great prizes :)

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

Posted by Intuey on Sep 14, 2016 at 7:22pm  

This is contest for stories and poetry...about pets. I am the guest host and judge for the next few months, and I would really like to see a revival of this contest.

#1986337 by Gemini☮Gem

Posted by Gemini☮Gem on Sep 13, 2016 at 11:08pm  

Round III. Opens soon...

The 4 Controversies CONTEST  (18+)
Round III. Runs September 15th thru October 21st. Got OPINIONS? Try Some Nonfiction!
#2083509 by Whata Fanciful Feline

Posted by Whata Fanciful Feline on Sep 12, 2016 at 3:56am  

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 thos

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 Sep 8, 2016 at 5:42pm  

STAR TREK is 50 so let's celebrate!

Star Trek Poetry CONTEST   (13+)
Poetry Contest Based on Star Trek! Happy Birthday WDC! {BACK for the WDC 16th Bday !)
#710935 by Maryann - Happy Birthday WDC!

Posted by eyestar-Tinkerbell on Sep 8, 2016 at 9:43am  

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.

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 Sep 3, 2016 at 6:41pm  

Write a short story of around 100 words using the 'song' prompt provided. A fun and simple contest with good prizes for 1st/2nd/3rd

Musical Drabble  (13+)
A Flash Fiction contest based around a given song prompt
#2085951 by Spacecat

Posted by Spacecat on Sep 3, 2016 at 5:52pm  


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

Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Sep 1, 2016 at 12:47pm  


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 Sep 1, 2016 at 12:45pm  

September contest open! Showcase your skill with third person limited point of view. Every story earns 1000 GPS. More prizes for best stories. The contest is limited to the first ten entries, so hurry up and post your story!

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 Sep 1, 2016 at 8:20am  

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!

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

Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Aug 31, 2016 at 1:57pm  

Experiment with different genres of romance on this 16th Birthday.

Potpourri of Romance  (13+)
Experiment with different genres of romance on this 16th Birthday. Starts on September 1.
#2052565 by LostGhost: Live & Let Live

Posted by LostGhost: Live & Let Live on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:39am  

This contest welcomes old and new stories. Choose a prompt and two genres, then write your story and enter to win.

The Mix and Match Genre Contest  (18+)
Choose your prompt and two genres.
#1948893 by Aisha~strange moments

Posted by Captain Tony Nelson (Tv show) on Aug 29, 2016 at 6:38pm  

Join us for WDC's Sweet 16! Wild 'n' wacky prompts, lots of WDC goodies and your chance to win an exclusive Merit Badge! Opens Thursday, Sept 1!

WDC's 16th Birthday Apps Challenge   (E)
Wild & wacky flash fiction contest celebrating WDC's Sweet 16 using the WDC Prompt Apps!
#2003282 by mr_robot:wdc_16

Posted by mr_robot:wdc_16 on Aug 27, 2016 at 11:04am  

A fun, vacation poetry contest with a twist to celebrate WDC's 16th Anniversary!

Fireside Poetry Slam  (E)
A fireside poetry contest sponsored by the Paper Doll Gang!
#2047773 by The Run-on King We got this!

Posted by MontyB on Aug 26, 2016 at 8:37am  

Round 2 OPEN! Write a 6-sentence story based on new photo prompt to win Merit Badge + 6,000GPs! Round 2 Deadline: September 24.

Say it in 6!  (E)
Write a 6-sentence story based on photo prompt to win.
#2091742 by traviscorter

Posted by traviscorter on Aug 21, 2016 at 3:40pm  

Come join PDG, and take part in a bunch of summer themed contests. All of WDC is welcome to play along.

The Great Summer Camp Out!  (13+)
Fun summer events - Win Awesome Prizes and Have Fun! All are welcome to come and camp out!
#1875052 by Back Soon

Posted by Back Soon on Aug 20, 2016 at 3:29pm  

For every poet and almost-poet: come and steal up to 60k in prizes for the best prompt-inspired entry. Not long to go before the round ends!

Whispers Of The Soul  (13+)
Get inspired by the prompts and win up to 60k, including an exclusive MB.
#1966417 by Kasia

Posted by Kasia on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:56am  

Brand new poetry contest. Come celebrate the beginning of my latest venture and write a romantic poem!

Write from the Heart Poetry Contest  (E)
Romantic Poetry Contest
#2093224 by ∞Purple is Fiona Glenanne

Posted by ∞Purple is Fiona Glenanne on Aug 12, 2016 at 9:53pm  

Write a romantic story based on the season

A Romance Contest: under construction   (13+)
Seasons of Romance ~ Round 16 ~ A Fall Romance
#1892844 by Bonnie

Posted by Bonnie on Aug 9, 2016 at 4:59am  

August Round NOW OPEN. Follow the prompt and win some great prizes.

Tales of Seduction  (18+)
SEPTEMBER PROMPT: What steps do best friends take to becoming something more? Show me!
#1702029 by ∞Purple is Fiona Glenanne

Posted by ∞Purple is Fiona Glenanne on Aug 2, 2016 at 1:49pm  

2000+ words genre-free short story contest August 1st to September 31st. New and old items are welcome.

World Weavers' Championship  (13+)
2000+ word genre-free story contest. Round 6 prompt: Secrecy.
#2012128 by Tileira

Posted by Tileira on Aug 1, 2016 at 4:40pm  

Do you have a poem, short story or first chapter in the supernatural genre that is under 2000 words? Yes? What are you waiting for? Enter it now!

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

Posted by Lorraine aka Tony Stark on Jul 19, 2016 at 10:59am  

A short story/poem contest with a monthly prompt. Round 1 begins in August. Now open for support and donations.

Mysteries of the Mind Contest  (18+)
A contest for promoting mental health. Round 2 is open.
#2088411 by Soh~zentagled

Posted by Soh~zentagled on Jul 17, 2016 at 12:49pm  

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

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

Posted by Lexi of Martell on Jun 29, 2016 at 11:44am  

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.

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  

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

BLINK!  (13+)
A monthly contest for short, and I do mean short, stories! 50 to 75 words only!
#2054775 by Autumn

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

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!)

'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  

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!

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

Posted by Sally 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!

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  

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

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

Posted by Elle on May 31, 2016 at 9:46pm  

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

Cards Against Authors  (18+)
Finish the card game based on the famous Cards Against Humanity
#2045467 by Lorraine aka Tony Stark

Posted by Lorraine aka Tony Stark on May 10, 2016 at 2:44pm  

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 the Olympics Stik

Posted by Elisa the Olympics Stik on Apr 25, 2016 at 11:12pm  

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

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  

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.

The Prompt Me Contest  (13+)
The simplest contest ever! Send me a prompt!
#2000519 by Cubby

Posted by Cubby 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.

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

Posted by Cubby 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.

We Write for Kids Contest  (ASR)
A contest open to those who write for children.
#1999597 by Cubby

Posted by Cubby on Mar 31, 2016 at 6:44am  

Write a story with no dialogue.

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

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

New United Pagan Society contest, open for all!

 UPS Contest - Demigods and Demigoddesses  (E)
Forum for UPS contests
#2054039 by Autumn

Posted by Autumn 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!

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

Posted by Sally on Jan 18, 2016 at 7:49am  

Limitless writing is found here. Young Adult writing contest. Accepting Poetry, Short Stories, Prose, Chapters and every other item type in the genre of YA.

Limitless YA Contest ~ REOPENED!  (E)
Limitless writing is found here. Young Adult writing contest ~ REOPENED!
#2059914 by Khariyya ~ is 2 and back!!!

Posted by Khariyya ~ is 2 and back!!! on Oct 2, 2015 at 5:43pm  

Write a children's story or poem using the monthly prompt. You do not need to be a member to enter. 1st Prize: Choice of Awardicon, Children's MB, or 10,000 gps. 2nd Place: 5000 gps. 3rd Place: 1000 gps. Be sure to read all the rules! New members welcome!

We Write for Kids Contest  (ASR)
A contest open to those who write for children.
#1999597 by Cubby

Posted by Cubby on Sep 22, 2015 at 7:26am  

I provide a monthly photo, you provide the hook! Write an inside book flap summary of what your story idea is about. Intrigue me! No need for bitems or items. Post directly in window. 1st Place: MB or 10,000 gps.. 2nd Place: 5000 gps.. 3rd Place: 1000 gps

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

Posted by Cubby on Sep 22, 2015 at 7:21am  

Write an intriguing prompt in three sentences or less, directly in the message window. No need for bitems or items! 500 gps to the weekly winner!

The Prompt Me Contest  (13+)
The simplest contest ever! Send me a prompt!
#2000519 by Cubby

Posted by Cubby on Sep 22, 2015 at 7:12am  

A contest for lovers of mythical creatures - after a break, we are back now

Sensual Fantasy  (18+)
Fantasy/Erotica Short Story Contest for those who love to love mystical creatures.
#1511345 by Christine

Posted by Christine on Aug 27, 2015 at 8:38am  

A contest that is SO simple! Have a funny true story? Wanna win great prizes? Well what are you waiting for?

Life's Laughable Moments  (18+)
Got a funny anecdote? Wanna win an Awardicon, Merit Badge or GPs? Bring it! 50% to RAOK!
#2045674 by Word Warrior ~ seen my muse??

Posted by Word Warrior ~ seen my muse?? on Aug 6, 2015 at 3:38pm  

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