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Comedy contest, enter your funniest story or poem!
Posted by Sanita on Jul 27, 2015 at 2:31pm
Special round going with a variety of "what if" based prompts. The more entries the better, so let's get writing.
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!
Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Jul 24, 2015 at 6:01pm
Grand Re-Opening! Hosting a mini contest involving a small written piece and 3 reviews. Reward just for entering!
This prompt is to put a literal meaning to idioms and such like "monkey business, beating around the bush, brain washing", etc in a story or poem. Deadline is August 20.
Posted by Jenny on Jul 20, 2015 at 7:34pm
Round 12 of Summer Romance Contest opens 22 July
Posted by Bonnie on Jul 19, 2015 at 4:38pm
A multi-round fantasy-themed contest in which entrants are paired off to compete head-to-head, each by writing a story about a character of their own creation overcoming their opponent's character, until a single entrant stands as victor.
Posted by Elle on Jul 16, 2015 at 6:25pm
Special Norwegian creature round, featuring the great and terrible Nøkken!
Posted by Kate. on Jul 15, 2015 at 9:20pm
NEW PROMPT, SAME GREAT CONTEST
Premiere Supernatural Contest! You get to choose from 3 picture prompts to write from, and we have a bonus prompt this contest. Hurry and check it out now. All entries due by the full moon.
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?
A Twisters Group Contest! Do not enter if you can not write one short story per week, based on an image prompt! This contest will pay you 250 gift points per post (one per week), and will pay 50,000 Gift points after you complete 52 images (One year).
A contest just for Newbies!
Posted by Sanita on Jul 9, 2015 at 9:00am
The deadline has been extended! That's good news for you, as it gives you time to polish up those unsettling pieces and submit them for a chance at some awesome prizes.
Nine new prompts for Round 2! Join the fun!
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.
July contest open! Showcase your skill with third person limited point of view. Every entry earns GPS, with merit badges and awardicons for winners. Contest limited to ten entries, so hurry up and submit your story!
Pick a title, create a poem.
Ever wanted to give out 1-star ratings with impunity? Come join the Spam Slingers Poetaster Garden Party! Our Horrible Poetry Slam begins July 9 for 10 days of unfettered Slinging! Merit Badges, Awardicons and other WDC goodies will be had by all!
Apply now to see if you'll be accepted into the first round. There are a total of three rounds, and each time more will be eliminated. Can you make it from the hook to the book? (Will not be writing full book during contest.)
Next round now open! Do you have it in ya' to write a poem to keep me laughing until next Tuesday? New and Old poems accepted. Deadline: July 31st @ 11:59 PM WdC Time
Posted by Lornda on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:05am
A fantasy and science fiction story writing contest with picture prompts! Use the picture to write an epic tale and win some amazing prizes! Entry deadline by July 20th! All Registered Authors welcome.
THE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINTH CONTEST WILL OPEN ON THE 1ST OF JULY AND CLOSE AT NO SPECIFIED TIME ON THE 30TH. Poetry Old or new, again that's up to you. Awardicons and Gift Points too. Open to all Registered Authors.
Posted by Monty on Jun 30, 2015 at 12:30pm
This contest offers a different genre every two weeks. Short stories new or old are welcome. Come take a look at the contest, write a story for the prompt, and win prizes.
One Word Prompt: SANCTIFICATION
Posted by Quihadi on Jun 26, 2015 at 10:44pm
A new game and arguably the simplest contest you'll ever enter! Finish four sentences to win GPs and a portfolio awardicon!
Try a new genre every month! Great prizes!
A children's poetry contest, judged by children! Who better to know if your poem appeals to children than the intended audience? Any form, theme or subject, but all entries must be rated E and suitable for children. Be in to win!
Posted by Elle on Jun 23, 2015 at 6:42pm
Monthly fantasy writing contest. Have fun!
Flash fiction erotica challenge with a new prompt every week.
Round 3 begins on July 1st with a "write and review round".
Contestants will have 7 weeks to submit a story in response to a prompt and a further 2 weeks to submit a public review of one of the other entries.
Full rules are published in the forum.
Posted by Tileira on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:20am
After a year-long hiatus and a small change of ownership, the 30 Day Image Prompt Contest is back in business! I won't deny it's a challenge, but imagine the fulfilment you'd get from writing something every day for 30 days!
Posted by Lorraine on Jun 20, 2015 at 4:09pm
Monthly short story and poetry contest open to all members who have been on WDC for 6 months or less.
A very UNIQUE contest based on newsfeed posting. Have a look at the awesome prizes being offered! Everyone can take part!
Looking for something a little . . . different? Quirky? Fun? Come check out The Banana Contest!
Biweekly fantasy flash fiction contest. Round two is now open! Awardicon and gift point prizes to the winners. Can you tell a fantasy story in less than 1,000 words? I bet you can.
Bring your most moving work here to be judged! First place wins an Awardicon and 5,000 GPs. Free to enter!
Posted by Miashay on Jun 9, 2015 at 9:03pm
Enter your best story with a surprise twist!
A contest for everybody, judged by teens! Stories and poems accepted, must be new, and preferably fictional. Check it out today!
Newbies only 100 word story contest!
Posted by Sanita on May 29, 2015 at 1:23pm
Get inspired by the prompt and bring us your best poem today! Win the exclusive Whispers Of The Soul Merit Badge + awardicons and GPs.
This is a Bi-Monthly contest for Thriller/Suspense stories!
Round 2 Fantasy Gaming Contest, ends July 1.
Want to help show the world that video games are much more than zombified button mashing? Help this shift in perspective by sharing your gaming fantasy story or poem!
Posted by Nuraya on May 25, 2015 at 2:43pm
Like to write for children? Here's a monthly contest you won't want to miss! Be sure to follow the prompt! No membership required, though we welcome new members with open arms!
I post the picture and you picture the story! Write an intriguing summary directly in the message window, just like the inside flap of a book jacket cover! No items or bitems necessary! Each contest round ends the last Sunday of the month, 11:59pm.
Easiest weekly contest ever! Post a 1-3 sentence prompt directly in the message window. No items or bitems needed! Winner receives 500 gps unless otherwise stated (sometimes I offer specials!). Deadline is always on Tuesday evenings at 11:59pm.
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