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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.)
Write an epic poem or short story about the mythical creature provided as the prompt for the month. July has a picture prompt for Saturn! Be in to win the exclusive The Lair merit badge!
Posted by Elle on Jul 1, 2015 at 8:29pm
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!
Talk, Talk, Talk . . . that's all we do.
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
This round's prompt is computer animated movie titles. You have until July 20th!
Posted by Jenny on Jun 20, 2015 at 6:06pm
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
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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?
Enter your best story with a surprise twist!
Sentence prompt contest. June prompt is posted!
Posted by Nikola on Jun 1, 2015 at 12:27am
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!
Posted by Cubby on May 19, 2015 at 2:19pm
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.
Posted by Cubby on May 19, 2015 at 2:06pm
A contest for Newbies to gain reviewing experience! Great prizes for contestants and Merit Badges for the Newbies! Round 4 is open, so come on over and check it out!
Contest for romance and/or erotica novelette and novella length stories. Open until middle of June.
The Scribes would like a Tale of Terror about why streetlamps go out only when you're around.
Enter your "N is For Noveletta" and "Draw Your Swords" stories here, too, and WIN FIRST PLACE TWICE!
Enter your Star Wars Fan-Fiction here and at Fantastic Fandoms to win TWO FIRST-PLACE PRIZES!
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