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The Best In Pulp Fiction

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 Jan 18, 2017 at 11:49pm  

Write for the New Year

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

Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Jan 18, 2017 at 11:47pm  

Get it off your chest!

Week-Long Rant-a-thon  (E)
Get it off your chest! Explain in passionate detail why PREJUDICE gets on your nerves.
#2106267 by RainbowFish

Posted by RainbowFish on Jan 15, 2017 at 2:04am  

Budding Haiku poets welcome in. Round 6 Nature theme. The new Oriental Poetry Badge up for a prize! til Jan 21.

Haiku Hunt Contest  (E)
Haiku Poem Contest with Prompt. .Round 6.
#1969492 by eyestar~Yay Power!

Posted by eyestar~Yay Power! on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:06pm  

Animal Cruelty/Domestic Violence Contest

Animal Cruelty/Domestic Violence Contest  (13+)
To Raise Awareness to stop the abuse
#2108312 by Rebecca

Posted by Rebecca on Jan 10, 2017 at 6:31pm  

Five For Fighting!!!

 Five For Fighting Contest  (E)
A contest for short stories of any length, but hurry and get your submission posted!
#2107428 by T.S. Garp

Posted by T.S. Garp on Jan 3, 2017 at 11:25pm  

The second Grim Blunt Contest for Horror Flash Fiction is open! If you win, then I will award over 95,000 Gift Points, including Awardicon, some Gift Points, and/or Horror/Scary Merit Badge.

Grim Blunt Contest  (13+)
This is a Flash Fiction Contest for Horror and/or Mystery. Come on in!
#2046245 by Fictiøn Ðiva the Wørd Weava

Posted by Fictiøn Ðiva the Wørd Weava on Jan 3, 2017 at 3:41pm  

A month long contest that uses movie quotes as prompts. Great prizes up for grabs.

What's Your Line?  (E)
A contest using famous quotes from classic movies as a prompt.
#2070222 by Taryn~Happy 10th Power Group!

Posted by Taryn~Happy 10th Power Group! on Jan 3, 2017 at 2:05pm  

A reviewing contest where the winner wins an upgraded membership for three months.

The Mad Dash Contest  (E)
A contest where the winner wins an upgraded membership.
#1926503 by Taryn~Happy 10th Power Group!

Posted by Taryn~Happy 10th Power Group! on Jan 3, 2017 at 1:57pm  

If you have a short story, poem or chapter written in the supernatural genre, come and enter it here! Accepts new or old pieces, up to 2000 words.

Supernatural Writing Contest  (18+)
No prompt! New round! Old or new pieces accepted!
#1771874 by Lorraine

Posted by Lorraine on Jan 3, 2017 at 9:30am  

January 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 Jan 3, 2017 at 8:23am  

Second round of is now open. This months Letter is F the genre is Fantasy. Please note that there is now a minimum word and line counts as opposed to just a max number.

Write me a Lipogram  (E)
Can you write a story or poem without the letter listed?
#2105069 by Ember_Rain

Posted by Ember_Rain on Jan 1, 2017 at 6:05pm  

January is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts and we want you to write a poem about how you feel about that or even your own new beginning or fresh start! January round closes on the last day of the month.

Pond Poetry - NOW OPEN!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. ROUND 74 OPEN UNTIL DEC 31st MID!
#1341392 by Brooke - it's cold!

Posted by Krysha ~ celebrating 12 YEARS! on Dec 31, 2016 at 11:06pm  

A seriously awesome fantasy short story contest for serious writers. Fabulous prizes for fabulous stories. Are you up for the challenge? Opens 1st January 2017. Closes 31st January 2017.

Magic Words Contest   (13+)
A fantasy short story writing contest. Fantastic Prizes. Open 1st - 31st January 2017
#1871010 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Dec 29, 2016 at 1:10pm  

Do you enjoy the challenge of metered poetry? If so this contest is for you! This weekly contest starts December 25,2016.

 Weekly Metered Poetry Contest  (E)
A weekly contest for metered poetry/ Editor's Choice in Contests and Activities 12 - 2016
#2106439 by Chris Breva

Posted by Chris Breva on Dec 25, 2016 at 5:55am  

Oriental Poetry Contest

Do you love to write Than-Bauk, haiku, senryu, tanka, and other Asian forms of poetry? If yes the Oriental Poetry contest is for you! This contest is a weekly contest featuring different genres of Oriental poetry.

Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
This will be a weekly contest.
#2106425 by Chris Breva

Posted by Chris Breva on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:43pm  

Celebrating the pop culture of the last 60 years! Come take the 'Dash" with me!

Decade Dash  (E)
Challenge yourself to embody the spirit and culture of the past 60 years!
#2094842 by Aquarian Starr - Happy 2017!

Posted by Aquarian Starr - Happy 2017! on Dec 17, 2016 at 6:35pm  

Can you write a really, really bad story? Well, come on in...

Intentionally Bad Story Contest  (ASR)
You probably know about intentionally bad poetry. This contest is all about the stories!
#2075418 by Kittiara

Posted by Kittiara on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:18am  

No-prompt contest for stories and poems rated 18+ - XGC!

Kit'z Higher Ratings Contest  (18+)
A contest for items with a higher content rating.
#887621 by Kittiara

Posted by Kittiara on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:16am  

Open for another round! Theme - The Holidays. This contest leaves the prompt wide open for interpretation.

Kittiara's Writing Contest  (ASR)
Short story and poetry contest, with a theme!
#861112 by Kittiara

Posted by Kittiara on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:14am  

A challenge to write romance/erotica within 869 words or less. Check out the different prompts every week.

The Weekly Quickie Contest  (18+)
Can you excite in 869 words? Round 233 Due: Jan 22 Prompt: Birthday
#1355442 by Dawn Embers

Posted by Dawn Embers on Dec 12, 2016 at 3:15pm  

Monthly Prompt Based Competition to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts

Pretty Pesky Prompts   (E)
Monthly Prompt Based Competition to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts
#2105059 by Natalia L. Jones

Posted by Mare ~ Quill Award Nominee on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:18am  

Follow the lowly shepherds to that glorious child in Mary's arms, and immortalize Christmas as a hope of undying joy. Write a poem on one (or more) of the five names Isaiah gives the Christ-child in Isaiah 9:6.

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

Posted by Quihadi on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:05am  

A contest for those who write stories that deviate from the moral majority.

Distorted Minds Contest  (18+)
A contest for those who write stories that deviate from the moral majority
#2103204 by Warped Sanity

Posted by Warped Sanity on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:43am  

A seriously awesome science fiction short story contest. Fabulous prizes. Are you up for the challenge? Opens 1st December 2016. Closes 6th January 2017.

Other Worlds Contest  (18+)
Science Fiction Short Story Contest. Closed until the next round. TBA
#2078460 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Nov 30, 2016 at 11:17am  

A weekly, 24-hour poetry contest. Enter on Thursday, Winners announced on Friday! Round 1 opens on Dec. 1, 2016!

Than-Bauk Thursday  (E)
A 24 hour, once a week contest
#2103963 by Lostwordsmith - 50 in 3 days!

Posted by Lostwordsmith - 50 in 3 days! on Nov 29, 2016 at 9:56am  

A Daily/Weekly Contest For Those Who Love Horror!
There's a shiny new ribbon for Weekly Winners, and 5K GPs for Daily Winners!
So what are you waiting for? Or are you scared...

'SCREAMS!!!'  (GC)
A Daily/Weekly Contest Of Horror And A 2014/15 Quill Award Finalist
#2020439 by Angus

Posted by Angus on Nov 27, 2016 at 2:46pm  

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 Nov 26, 2016 at 8:48pm  

Write your own Christmas carol and win some serious prizes - 125K Awardicon + exclusive Advent MB to 1st place.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing  (13+)
Your chance to write your own Christmas carol
#2103264 by Andy~welcoming in 2017

Posted by Andy~welcoming in 2017 on Nov 26, 2016 at 3:19pm  

Round 108 is open and lasts through noon on December 9. Submit a 15-word entry to win up to 37,500 gift points!

I supply an acronym; you make up what it stands for. My favorite entries win gift points!
#921363 by Davy Kraken

Posted by Davy Kraken on Nov 26, 2016 at 1:47pm  

Write a poem or short story that uses personification.
There is a picture prompt each month to inspire you - bring that object/thing alive.

PersonITfication   (E)
Show off your skill using personification - give inanimate objects human qualities.
#2055579 by Sally

Posted by Sally on Nov 22, 2016 at 4:15pm  

Write a poem or story in the length of a 'tweet': just 140 characters. Are you up for the challenge? Come take a look!

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 Nov 22, 2016 at 3:59pm  

Write a super short story to win a trinket and a Merit Badge!!

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

Posted by Jellyfish on Nov 15, 2016 at 4:53pm  

New contest for newbies. Write me a story about your initial experiences with WdC right out of the gate!

Word From the Newbies  (E)
Contest for newbies to write their experiences and feelings trying to navigate WdC
#2102434 by Mare ~ Quill Award Nominee

Posted by Mare ~ Quill Award Nominee on Nov 12, 2016 at 10:31am  

Write a story using no dialogue or inner dialogue. It's fun. Give it a try!

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 Nov 7, 2016 at 12:46pm  

If pets are important to you, then this is the contest for you!
New prompt for November, all about the naughty things pets do.
Watch for a contest mash-up in December!

#1986337 by GeminiGem

Posted by GeminiGem on Nov 6, 2016 at 8:10pm  

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 Nov 5, 2016 at 9:50am  

A Contest For November!

For this contest, write me a senryu.

Put your senryu directly in the forum.

The subject must reflect the topic expressed here:

I See You In My Mirror... A Contest  (E)
In my own reflection, I see my parents -- their eyes, their lips, their smile...
#2093188 by ruwth

Posted by ruwth on Nov 1, 2016 at 2:28pm  

If your preferred story length is way too long for short short fiction but not quite into novel territory, this is the contest for you! No prompts! Great prizes!

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

Posted by Elisa, Snowman Stik on Oct 29, 2016 at 4:57pm  

We have a poetry and prose contest at our contest cabin. You are welcome to enter your word art:
Poet Know It, Show It, Contest 1963898
Write With Might Contest 2095986

Contest challenges, just for you to show off your writing skills.
#1863623 by dogpack:invest in yourself

Posted by dogpack:invest in yourself on Oct 13, 2016 at 12:05pm  

New Folklore / Romance Contest! Step out of your comfort zone to win prizes!!!

Folklore Monthly Writing Contest   (13+)
New prompts every month!
#2098625 by Mare ~ Quill Award Nominee

Posted by Mare ~ Quill Award Nominee on Oct 11, 2016 at 4:23pm  

Write a story about talking animals (500-2000 words) and everyone wins an exclusive trinket plus other prizes for the big winners.

Steev's Anthropomorphic Contest - CLOSED  (13+)
Talking animals have adventures in a land called Anthromorphia... You tell their story.
#2080765 by Steev the Friction Wizurd

Posted by Steev the Friction Wizurd on Oct 9, 2016 at 6:47pm  

New round, new prompt! Due November 30: There's a new kid at school and something's up with them. Your character is determined to figure out what it is!
All entries get the Teen Trinket!

WDC Teen Contest  (13+)
#2036804 by Dragon will catch up soon!

Posted by Dragon will catch up soon! on Oct 4, 2016 at 8:25pm  

Find the hidden treasures for prizes, and help celebrate Angel Army's 10 years!

Angels & Witches Treasure Hunt & Bingo!  (13+)
Nominated for the 2016 Quills!!!!
#2095903 by Ŵeb♣Ŵiɫch

Posted by Ŵeb♣Ŵiɫch on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:26pm  

Round III. Opens soon...

The 4 Controversies CONTEST  (18+)
CLOSED. Round IV. Begins January 15th, 2017. Got OPINIONS? Try Some Nonfiction!
#2083509 by Whatas Caregiving F/T

Posted by Whatas Caregiving F/T on Sep 12, 2016 at 3:56am  

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 Monty

Posted by Angels in my Ear on Sep 3, 2016 at 6:41pm  

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 Barbie

Posted by Paul ~ D 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 The Wytch: Blue Crew

Posted by The Wytch: Blue Crew on Aug 27, 2016 at 11:04am  

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

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#2047773 by Not Available.

Posted by Mrs. 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  

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