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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~Firefly with Broken Wings on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:18am  

Can you write a story or poem without using the letter C? Come find out!

 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 Dec 9, 2016 at 6:28am  

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  


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

Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Dec 3, 2016 at 10:22pm  


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 Dec 3, 2016 at 10:20pm  

This activity challenges you to write and review romance or erotica once a week for the three coldest months of the year. Win the exclusive "Romantic Season" merit badge and TWO Trinkets! You work cooperatively with other writers toward winning.

I Write Romantic in Winter  (18+)
Three months long contest of romance and erotica contests.
#1919444 by Octobersun

Posted by Octobersun on Dec 1, 2016 at 5:26pm  

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. Opens 1st December and closes 6th January 2017
#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

Posted by Lostwordsmith on Nov 29, 2016 at 9:56am  

Try Crimson Cloak Publishing's competition for a 1500-3000 word story based on a specific picture. Enter anonymously via this link http://main.crimsoncloakpublishing.com/story-writing-competition.html
$350 in prizes, all for an entry fee of just $10.

 Competition for best story  (E)
Crimson Cloak Publishing are hosting a great new writing contest. Cash prizes!
#2103957 by veronica castle

Posted by veronica castle on Nov 29, 2016 at 7:52am  

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~angel with horns and tail

Posted by Andy~angel with horns and tail 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   (13+)
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  

November 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 Nov 19, 2016 at 9:20am  

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 The Surly Dragon

Posted by Jellyfish ~ ¡Hola!Mexico!☀ 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~Firefly with Broken Wings

Posted by Mare~Firefly with Broken Wings on Nov 12, 2016 at 10:31am  

A brand new and unique contest: Write a fantasy poem-story! Open til Dec 1. Use your imagination and support Lisa's first contest!

A Story-Poem Contest!!!  (E)
write a fantasy story that is in poetic form. No Prompts!
#2102427 by ~Lisa Noe~kittylove~

Posted by eyestar~Go Power Raiders! on Nov 11, 2016 at 6:31pm  

A challenge to write sensual flash fiction stories based off a different prompt each week. Always looking for enticing entries. <3

The Weekly Quickie Contest  (18+)
Can you excite in 869 words? Round 227 Due: Dec 11 Prompt: Secrets
#1355442 by Dawn Embers

Posted by Dawn Embers on Nov 8, 2016 at 8:14pm  

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 Christmas ~QPdoll~

Posted by Christmas ~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!

WRITE ABOUT A BELOVED PET; December round is a contest mash-up! Round starts December 1.
#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 Christmas Angels in my Ear

Posted by Christmas 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  

You've heard the rumors, read the inferences to the Almighty SPAM Can... Well, now it's YOUR chance to participate in the BEST Horrible Poetry Contest EVER, with a Halloween Theme! GPs! MBs! Awardicons! All for being horrible!

The SPAM Hunters  (GC)
Deciphering George A Hormel Sr's fate! Rate One Star! Opens October 25th!
#1507015 by The Wytch: Blue Crew

Posted by The Wytch: Blue Crew on Oct 24, 2016 at 8:40pm  

Come on now, doesn't Everyone have a Halloween Story? I think they do. Poetry & short stories win huge prizes @ this forum. In our 8TH!! Year, you are in good hands. Deadline adequate. Stop over. Meanwhile, Happy Autumn ahead. Old or new pens okay

Authors @WDC Deadline 11/ 30. Plenty of time for a seasonal story or poem. Come & Impress
#1518804 by Porcelain Parody

Posted by Porcelain Parody on Oct 14, 2016 at 7:51pm  

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~Firefly with Broken Wings

Posted by Mare~Firefly with Broken Wings on Oct 11, 2016 at 4:23pm  

Write about the Salem Witch Trials in this fun prompt for the grand re-opening of Pond Poetry!

Pond Poetry - NOW OPEN!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. ROUND 74 OPEN UNTIL DEC 31st MID!
#1341392 by Brooke-double ear infection :(

Posted by Krysha ~ working toward goals on Oct 10, 2016 at 3:10pm  

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, October  (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 Just Dragon- CNY is open!

Posted by Just Dragon- CNY is open! on Oct 4, 2016 at 8:25pm  

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+)
CLOSED until the new year!
#1873271 by ~ Sisco ~

Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Oct 4, 2016 at 5:21pm  

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

Angels & Witches Treasure Hunt & Bingo!  (13+)
(CLOSED) Nominated for the 2016 Quills!!!!
#2095903 by ŴebŴiɫchMasAngel

Posted by ŴebŴiɫchMasAngel on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:26pm  

Flash Fiction Horror Contest! Hosted by Fiction Diva, opened today. Come get your Horror on!

Grim Blunt Contest  (13+)
Flash Fiction Contest for Horror and/or Mystery. CLOSED. See you on January 2, 2017!
#2046245 by Fictiøn Ðiva the Wørd Weava

Posted by Whatas STILL Judging! on Oct 1, 2016 at 9:59am  

It's time to make a pumpkin face! Can you wow me and win a prize???

Make a pumpkin face....Enter the contest....Win a prize! (Maybe) MWHAHAHAAAAAA!!
#1959938 by Jellyfish ~ ¡Hola!Mexico!☀

Posted by Jellyfish ~ ¡Hola!Mexico!☀ on Sep 30, 2016 at 3:48pm  

Back for 2016! Enter now. Deadline 28th October. Mmmwwaahahhahhaa!

Acme's Comedy Scream Hallowe'en 2016  (13+)
CLOSED! Winners announced.
#1314367 by Acme

Posted by Acme on Sep 30, 2016 at 6:58am  

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  

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  

Round III. Opens soon...

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

Posted by Whatas STILL Judging! 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 Christmas 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 Princess 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!

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 Mrs. MontyB - Nano Flunkie 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 Hannah ♥

Posted by Hannah ♥ 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)
Poetry Contest ~ Prompt 8 ~ Shakespearean Sonnet
#2093224 by ∞Purple T-cicle

Posted by ∞Purple T-cicle on Aug 12, 2016 at 9:53pm  

Write a romantic story based on the season

A Fall Romance ~~ Closed for judging   (13+)
Seasons of Romance ~ Round 16 ~ A Fall Romance. Closed for judging.
#1892844 by Bonnie

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

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