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Before Abraham began his climb to the mount to slay Isaac, he told his people that "THEY" would be back. What in the world was he thinking? Write a poem on anything that comes to your mind from 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 1, 2014 at 3:13pm  

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.

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  

September contest round now open! This contest lets you showcase your skill with point of view. Every entry earns 1000 GPS, with additional prizes for the best three stories. The contest allows only ten entries each month, so time is already running out!

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 Sep 1, 2014 at 1:34pm  

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.

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

Posted by A E Willcox 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!

ID: 333655 (13+)
The Writer's Cramp 
Write the best STORY or POEM in 24 hours or less, win 14,000 GPs to celebrate WDC B'day!
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!!! 
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!

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.

ID: 598590 (13+)
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!

ID: 2005724 (13+)
What If... NOW OPEN! 
My first contest! NOW OPEN!
by Rebecca~Happy 14 Birthday WDC!

Posted by Rebecca~Happy 14 Birthday WDC! 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+.

ID: 2006469 (13+)
14 th Birthday Short Story Contest 
A Writing Contest for WdC's 14th Birthday for short stories on or under 750 words
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!

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.

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  

Come celebrate WDC's 14th Birthday with some Flash Fiction Fun based on WDC's smartphone prompt apps! We'll be giving away Gift Points, Merit Badges, Awardicons and a host of other goodies from around our wonderful community!

ID: 2003282 (E)
WDC at 14: Flash Fiction Apps Challenge  
Flash fiction contest celebrating WDC's 14th Birthday using the WDC Prompt Apps! Now Open!
by ∞The Wytch Doctor∞

Posted by ∞The Wytch Doctor∞ on Aug 30, 2014 at 5:39am  

Prompt: Black Sail Metropolis
Deadline: September 14th
Click to find out more.

ID: 1934142 (18+)
The Masterpiece. 
Short story contest.
by Lady Jannie Grey a.k.a DEFAULT

Posted by Lady Jannie Grey a.k.a DEFAULT on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:03am  

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

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

Posted by best4writing- One Tough 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.

ID: 1988565 (E)
Contest for Historical Poetry Re: People & Events of the world told in poetic form.
by best4writing- One Tough GrANNy

Posted by best4writing- One Tough 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"

ID: 1986337 (E)
ONLY one Prompt: PETS...for story, poem, other item; photos okay but will not be judged.
by best4writing- One Tough GrANNy

Posted by best4writing- One Tough 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.

ID: 1897404 (13+)
Character Gauntlet 
New round starts September 15! Sign ups currently open!
by ♥ Mynt ♥

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

Join in the competition by writing a proverbial: Three sentences or less involving intelligence, wisdom, and/or wit. You could win gift points and Special Recognition. Awards range: 500 to 3,000 and Special Recognition.

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

Posted by Jreese on Aug 25, 2014 at 3:11pm  

Round 3 announced! One of a kind contest. SIGN UP NOW!

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

Posted by Jack-check out 7YS on Aug 23, 2014 at 4:48am  

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

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

Posted by Brandiwyn♪Stormtrooper 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.

ID: 1947714 (E)
WDC's Fancy Dress Contest 
Fancy Dress Contest for WDC's Birthday.Opens for 2014 Birthday Celebrations on Sep 1.
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.

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.

ID: 1924309 (ASR)
I Write in September-October-November 
I Write in September-October-November
by Octobersun back 9/5

Posted by Octobersun back 9/5 on Aug 20, 2014 at 6:53pm  

Experiment with two different genres in one story.

 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 is growing wisdom teeth 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.

ID: 1998089 (E)
Partner Up! 
A writing game where you partner up to write a story. Winner gets 25K Awardicon.
by BillieGail{e:Cross2}

Posted by BillieGail{e:Cross2} on Aug 18, 2014 at 11:16pm  

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

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

Posted by Nikola~Happy Birthday WDC! 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?

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.

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!

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

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...

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  

PROMPT: Imagine the person you love the most. Now imagine that they are suddenly gone.
All entries receive a review. First prize is 7,000 GPs. Contest deadline: September 10.

ID: 2004397 (13+)
The Six Feet Under Contest 
A contest exploring the aftermath of death. Contest ends September 10, 11:59pm.
by Somtymes

Posted by Somtymes on Aug 13, 2014 at 2:01am  

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!

ID: 2003926 (18+)
Picture a Story 
Send me a title and summary of your story idea, prompted by the picture.
by Cubby Camping 8/29-9/7

Posted by Cubby Camping 8/29-9/7 on Aug 9, 2014 at 2:18pm  

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

ID: 1948893 (13+)
Genre Times Four (Birthday Special) 
Test your skill at writing stories in four different genres - Horror Round
by Aisha is growing wisdom teeth

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

Round 2 open to write about your precious gifts!

ID: 1993946 (E)
Precious Gifts Contest 
This is a contest for whatever you think is your Precious Gift!
by Roni's RAOK Raffle Auction

Posted by Roni's RAOK Raffle Auction on Aug 5, 2014 at 7:58pm  

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

ID: 1949221 (ASR)
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!

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  

Calling all poets! Contest open for entries, closes August 31st.

ID: 1559794 (E)
A River of Poetry 
Round 16 open for entries
by River McKenna

Posted by River McKenna on Aug 3, 2014 at 12:58pm  

On August 6 our Unofficial Blogging Challenge will start a "Themed" Blogging Format. Come and join us. One of the best bloggers in this community is here. Roll up your sleeves and get back into blogging. It's more fun in 30 Days Blogging Challenge.

ID: 1786069 (13+)
30-Day Blogging Challenge 
August Summer Camp Blogging 2014. This month's hosts are Lyn & Norb. Let's go camping!
by Earl Pablo - Blog Camper

Posted by Earl Pablo - Blog Camper on Aug 2, 2014 at 11:35am  

New contest accepting poetry AND prose entries. Use the music to inspire your entry!

ID: 2002964 (E)
Rhythms & Writing: Official WDC Contest 
Use the music provided to inspire your writing!
by Diane

Posted by Diane on Aug 1, 2014 at 11:37am  

The most awaited NATURE-themed Poetry Contest is now accepting entries! August round is prompt-free! And the prizes? Go check it for yourself!!!

ID: 2000001 (E)
Verdant Poetry Contest 
NATURE-themed monthly contest.
by Gervic(Wizard Blake) at masque

Posted by Gervic(Wizard Blake) at masque on Aug 1, 2014 at 8:27am  

August prompt is "The screen flashed 9-1-1.

ID: 1926350 (ASR)
I'll Give You a Sentence Contest 
I'll give you a starter sentence, you give me a story!
by Nikola~Happy Birthday WDC!

Posted by Nikola~Happy Birthday WDC! on Jul 31, 2014 at 11:23pm  

Welcome back to The Horrorum! Enter our open-prompt writing contest by performing a review or a c-note ritual. Win a Badge of Horror and a professional edit from Cicero Grade Editing!

ID: 1808390 (ASR)
The Horrorum 
The public web and contest of all horror writers hosted by WdC's finest horror groups!
by Lotski the Lance-Breaker

Posted by Lotski the Lance-Breaker on Jul 31, 2014 at 11:09pm  

Introducing Writing.Com's Horror Awards! Submit a horror story from the past year to win an Awardicon and a professional edit by Cicero Grade Editing!

ID: 1937528 (E)
The Scream Awards Nominations 
Writing.Com's Scream Awards Ceremony highlights the year's best in Horror Fiction.
by Lotski the Lance-Breaker

Posted by Lotski the Lance-Breaker on Jul 31, 2014 at 11:02pm  

Writing.Com's most-loved horror contest returns! Write a Tale of Terror inspired by a smile.

ID: 1641024 (ASR)
Tales of Terror 
Sacrifice a story at the altar and unlock the secrets of terror!
by Lotski the Lance-Breaker

Posted by Lotski the Lance-Breaker on Jul 31, 2014 at 10:57pm  

Poem or Story old or new. Win 100 GPs just for posting. August 1st - to the 23rd. Merit badge, Awardicons and GPs up for grabs just to show how much you honor those defending and those that have defended our country.

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

Posted by Monty on Jul 31, 2014 at 8:57pm  

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 August 2014 submissions.
by ~ Sisco ~

Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Jul 27, 2014 at 6:08pm  

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!

ID: 1947347 (18+)
Re|Write Contest. 
Rewrite your lousy old stories. This round ends September 30th 2014
by ~ Sisco ~

Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Jul 27, 2014 at 6:07pm  

This contest is designed for those writers who enjoy writing non-fiction, True, Real Life Stories. Everyone is welcome here...Round One is Open!

ID: 2001407 (E)
Marcia's Non-Fiction Short Story Contest 
True story, Real Life, Non-Fiction, From The Heart Story Writing.
by Marcia~Happy 14th B~DAY WdC!

Posted by Marcia~Happy 14th B~DAY WdC! on Jul 25, 2014 at 6:32pm  

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