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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

Posted by BillieGail 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

Posted by Nikola 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 Pink for Leah

Posted by Angels in my Ear Pink for Leah 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 Pink for Leah

Posted by Angels in my Ear Pink for Leah 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 - pink ribbon for Leah

Posted by Elle - pink ribbon for Leah 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  

Come check out the August contest!

ID: 927687 (E)
Haiku and Senryu: A Contest and More.... 
Updated on 08/17/14
by Celeste632

Posted by Celeste632 on Aug 10, 2014 at 9:32am  

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's submitting manuscr

Posted by Cubby's submitting manuscr on Aug 9, 2014 at 2:18pm  

Come join us in the Word Fair this August to share forgetful words! See you there! :)

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

Posted by Mariah :) on Aug 8, 2014 at 1:17pm  

Great contest for creative writing in three sentences or less. Prizes range from 500 to 3,000 gift points. Great writings get Special Recognition. The rounds go every two weeks, ending on the 1st and 15th of the month.

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

Posted by Jreese on Aug 6, 2014 at 5:33pm  

August contest round 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 Aug 6, 2014 at 9:04am  

Only a few hours before Round 2 begins! Sign up now or latest by tomorrow. One of a kind contest.

ID: 1997581 (18+)
The 7Yard Stretch 
Runs for one week in a month. 7 days, 7 entries. Round 2 August 6-12! Sign up now.
by Jack-check out 7YS

Posted by Jack-check out 7YS on Aug 6, 2014 at 7:21am  

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

ID: 1948893 (13+)
Genre Times Four 
Test your skill at writing stories in four different genres.
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 
Precious Gifts Contest is open and Donations needed too!
by Roni's Raffle & Auction!

Posted by Roni's 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  

Are you looking to start a new writing project? Need a challenge?
I'll take that as a yes, contest page viewer.

How about a 7,500 to 17,500 word story inspired by this round's prompt? There are prizes in it for you, if you win!
Now open for entries!

ID: 1998379 (13+)
N is for Novelette 2014 
Click to find out more!
by jannie: #novelette 5 days!

Posted by jannie: #novelette 5 days! on Aug 5, 2014 at 7:20am  

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  

Are you a Newbie? A registered Author in WDC for six months or less?
or a registered User?
Do you like Quotation?
Then here's your contest.
You could win Gps, and Awardicon at the end.
New prompt this August.

ID: 1960298 (E)
A Great Value of Expressions 
NEWBIES CONTEST "Pen me your Quote, and I'll send you Gifts" NEW PROMPT THIS AUGUST
by Samberine

Posted by Samberine on Aug 3, 2014 at 4:30am  

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  

Today begins the two-month countdown. Are you psyched?

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

Posted by Brandiwyn♪ on Aug 1, 2014 at 8:54am  

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 Mage Gervic~20000012003645~

Posted by Mage Gervic~20000012003645~ on Aug 1, 2014 at 8:27am  

Write any traditional (rhyming) poetry form using Philippians 4:8 as inspiration!
Please read the prompt below the rules on the contest page.

ID: 1742964 (E)
The Lighthouse Poetry Contests 
Contests with a Christian theme
by Quihadi

Posted by Quihadi on Aug 1, 2014 at 1:10am  

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

Posted by Nikola 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 Lootio, Troll-Ops of the Court

Posted by Lootio, Troll-Ops of the Court 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 Lootio, Troll-Ops of the Court

Posted by Lootio, Troll-Ops of the Court 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 Lootio, Troll-Ops of the Court

Posted by Lootio, Troll-Ops of the Court on Jul 31, 2014 at 10:57pm  

Contest opens on the 1st of Aug. and closes at noon on the 31st. Your entry can be old or new, as always that is up to you. 229 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 Jul 31, 2014 at 9:22pm  

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!
by COUNTRYMOM- Just Passing Thru

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

Wanna go bananas sharing your favorite music through writing? Then join the WDC Soundtrackers Barrel O' Monkeys for a 20-day Music Mania Sprint! Great prizes, with a shot at a specially commissioned Merit Badge!

ID: 1987725 (E)
WDC Soundtrackers: Barrel O' Monkeys 
A Tag-Team Relay Challenge Using Music & Writing. Open for Sign-Ups! Opens August 3rd!
by The Monkey Wytch

Posted by The Monkey Wytch on Jul 31, 2014 at 10:35am  

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

Posted by Octobersun on Jul 31, 2014 at 9:53am  

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~Feeling Blessed!

Posted by Marcia~Feeling Blessed! on Jul 25, 2014 at 6:32pm  

This Summer Only contest is prompt based and challenges you to write about a moment. situation, or story in "poetic prose". Prose can be completely dark related, or go from light to dark, or dark to light to include everyone. (Examples listed in link)

ID: 1984516 (13+)
Night and Day Prose Summer Contest 
Your short story entry must be written in poetic prose. Final Round this year~ Due Sept 14
by Darleen ~~~Think Pink~~~<3

Posted by Darleen ~~~Think Pink~~~<3 on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:09am  

Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest is a prompt based contest about exploring the darker side of life. Poetry rated up to XGC is welcome and accepted. July Round 4 ends 7/31 Aug Round 5 Will Begin 8/1. Come to the Dark Side.

ID: 1971713 (13+)
Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest 
A prompt-based monthly contest for dark poetry. August Round 5 Open
by Darleen ~~~Think Pink~~~<3

Posted by Darleen ~~~Think Pink~~~<3 on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:03am  

Merit Badge, Awardicon and Gift Points Starts 8/1 and ends 8/30. Pick a prompt from seven or come up with one of your own - Lyrics only... Lyrics are only poems with promise.

ID: 598781 (13+)
Come share a twang of the old guitar and enjoy some country/western memories!
by COUNTRYMOM- Just Passing Thru

Posted by Monty on Jul 20, 2014 at 9:37pm  

Literary Short Fiction Contest

ID: 2000959 (18+)
Literary Short Fiction Contest 
There's only one rule: write literary fiction!
by CCD

Posted by CCD on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:48am  

The easiest contest you'll ever enter! Just send me a prompt. The winner receives 500 gps. Simple as that!

ID: 2000519 (18+)
The Prompt Me Contest 
The simplest contest ever! Send me a prompt!
by Cubby's submitting manuscr

Posted by Cubby's submitting manuscr on Jul 15, 2014 at 7:32am  

Type: short story, max 1500 words
Prompt: writing with out "I"
Deadline: 30th July
Prizes: awardicon, merit badges, reviews of your work, experience, fun, etc.
Will you rise to the challenge?

ID: 1941376 (E)
Writing Without Contest 
"Write a short story without ..."
by Tally

Posted by Tally on Jul 15, 2014 at 12:00am  

Do you love writing for children but need an extra push to inspire you? Enter your polished manuscript-ready piece, after you become a member. Email me if you'd like to be added to the growing list!

ID: 1999597 (ASR)
Children's Genre Contests 
Children's Genre Contests!
by Cubby's submitting manuscr

Posted by Cubby's submitting manuscr on Jul 8, 2014 at 11:33am  

Summer round now open! Many awardicons, MBs and GPs to be won! Theme: U.S. or Canada. Deadline 8/7/14.

ID: 1833698 (E)
Historical Fiction Short Story Contest 
A contest for all you history lovers out there. Let the games begin!
by April Desiree

Posted by April Desiree on Jul 7, 2014 at 4:29pm  

July round is now open! Lots of awardicons, MBs and GPs to be won! Deadline 7/31.

ID: 1897037 (E)
The Perfect Sonnet Contest 
In search of the perfect sonnet...
by April Desiree

Posted by April Desiree on Jul 7, 2014 at 4:16pm  

A contest with a difference!

ID: 1970602 (E)
Newbies In The Spotlight 
A contest with a difference. We pick the contestants, you pick the winner!
by Sanita

Posted by Sanita on Jul 7, 2014 at 2:23pm  

Prompt based poetry contest for Newbies only.

ID: 1968082 (13+)
Newbies Only Poetry Contest 
A prompt Based Poetry contest for Newbies.
by Sanita

Posted by Sanita on Jul 7, 2014 at 2:21pm  

Stop[ by and check us out. This round's prompt is Exotic/Risky Places. Deadline is July 13th. So come on and share that creative sensual side.

ID: 1774778 (18+)
Sensual Moments, Vol. 5 
Round 17 Word play! Weave the judge a tale using these words pirate, scarf and frisson.
by SinfulAngel39

Posted by SinfulAngel39 on Jul 7, 2014 at 11:39am  

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