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121st Contest opens 1 November, closes at noon on the 30th. Open to all Registered Authors. Item can be old or new. Must be poetry that rhymes, Please read the easy rules.

ID: 598590 (13+)
A place for you if you like to read or write Traditional Poetry
by Monty

Posted by Monty on Oct 30, 2014 at 2:05pm  

OPEN until the 18th of November. All forms of poetry excepted that are written in the steampunk genre. Great prizes to be won! See the link for more details, and please email me with any queries. Hope to see you there!

ID: 1783503 (E)
The Steampunk Salon Poetry Contest 
The Boiler Room's Steampunk Poetry contest.
by Miss Beeware!

Posted by Miss Beeware! on Oct 30, 2014 at 8:12am  

Showcase your skills with point of view. Every entry earns 1000 GPS. Prizes and merit badges for the best stories. Contest limited to ten entries, so enter now!

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 Oct 28, 2014 at 11:56am  

Win a rare merit badge simply for writing and reviewing once a week. This winter round is limited to writing that stays within the E through 13+ ratings. This is the last ever round of the contest at this rating. Sign up now! Starts December 1st.

ID: 1906302 (E)
I Write in December-January-February 
Special round for those writing in the WdC E through 13+ rating.
by Scary Spice

Posted by Scary Spice on Oct 27, 2014 at 5:57pm  

Contest will open on November 1st and close on the 22nd. Prompt: A Thanksgiving past. A lot of great prizes. Does not have to be a new write. Looking forward to your entries.

ID: 427318 (ASR)
A Special Place for Seniors and visitors! CHECK OUT OUR CONTESTS!

Posted by Monty on Oct 26, 2014 at 5:24pm  

October contest is winding down with the end of the month approaching. Rewards for every poem entered! Come check out this contest!

ID: 927687 (E)
Haiku and Senryu: A Contest and More.... 
Updated on 10/04/14
by Celeste632

Posted by Celeste632 on Oct 25, 2014 at 2:05pm  

Monthly fantasy writing contest. Because we need more fantasy on this site! :)

ID: 1948208 (18+)
Draw Your Swords 
Deliver your stories on the field of battle.
by Squeekachu

Posted by Squeekachu on Oct 24, 2014 at 12:55pm  

Big prizes in this short story tournament! Deadline 10/31!

ID: 1790591 (18+)
Last Pen Standing. 
Things Mysterious. All genres welcomed. Big prizes! Deadline: Oct 31

Posted by LPS NOW OPEN on Oct 23, 2014 at 12:42pm  

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?

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 Devils in my Ear

Posted by Devils in my Ear on Oct 22, 2014 at 5:39pm  

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 Devils in my Ear

Posted by Devils in my Ear on Oct 22, 2014 at 5:33pm  

Round Sixty-Five is open and we have am awesome dark image prompt in honor of the Halloween season along with the form: Synchronicity. Come stretch your poetic muscles and give it a shot!

ID: 1341392 (ASR)
Pond Poetry 
A bi-monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. Current round ends Nov 30th.
by Bones Jailed Me! 1952540

Posted by Bones Jailed Me! 1952540 on Oct 21, 2014 at 12:34pm  

A contest for fiction and poetry run by Wisconsin's oldest literary journal: The Wisconsin Review. Prizes include consideration for publication as well as merit badges and gift points!

 ID: 2011467 (E)
Monthly Wisconsin Review Contest 
Fiction/poetry contest with a possible grand prize of publication in The Wisconsin Review.
by Wisconsin Review

Posted by Wisconsin Review on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:58am  

It's Back for round 4! Take moment, breath and observe! Try your hand at composing a haiku with a fall theme!

ID: 1969492 (E)
Haiku Hunt Contest 
Haiku Poem Contest with Prompt. Round Four OPEN!
by eyestar~Thanks POWER heros!

Posted by eyestar~Thanks POWER heros! on Oct 19, 2014 at 4:58pm  

Poetry or short story, old or new Awardicons, meritbadge, Gift points. Entries needed contest started 1 October and ends on the 31st.

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

Posted by Monty on Oct 16, 2014 at 7:30pm  

All horror welcome! Come join in the terror!

ID: 1801607 (18+)
Horror, Inc Presents: SCREAMS!!! 
A Contest Of Flash Fiction Horror
by J. Marie Ravenshaw

Posted by Angus on Oct 16, 2014 at 2:09pm  

Spooky Round 12 is OPEN!!! This round is open for two weeks. Use the word Halloween in your prompt. 1000 gps will be awarded for this round to the most creative, spooky prompt!

ID: 2000519 (18+)
The Prompt Me Contest 
The simplest contest ever! Send me a prompt!
by CubBOO! 12 WDC Years Today!

Posted by CubBOO! 12 WDC Years Today! on Oct 16, 2014 at 9:24am  

Have you ever read a book jacket summary and thought, "Wow, I want to read this book!" Use the prompted picture and write up a summary no one can resist! Post directly in the message window. Unlimited editing.

ID: 2003926 (18+)
Picture a Story 
Send me a title and summary of your story idea, prompted by the picture.
by CubBOO! 12 WDC Years Today!

Posted by CubBOO! 12 WDC Years Today! on Oct 16, 2014 at 9:18am  

October prompt is up!

ID: 2003277 (E)
Beginning and End Contest 
I give you the first and last sentences and you write the story!
by Nikola~Does the Time Warp

Posted by Nikola~Does the Time Warp on Oct 15, 2014 at 12:09pm  

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 October 2014 submissions.
by ~ Sisco ~ Catching up!

Posted by ~ Sisco ~ Catching up! on Oct 14, 2014 at 9:03pm  

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 December 31st 2014
by ~ Sisco ~ Catching up!

Posted by ~ Sisco ~ Catching up! on Oct 14, 2014 at 9:02pm  

Open Prompt going on. Bring on the romance. Old and new, awarded and unawarded -- All entries are welcome/

ID: 2005471 (13+)
Fluttering Hearts 
A Romance story/poem Contest. Open Prompt for October.
by LostGhost Needs Sponsor1546312

Posted by LostGhost Needs Sponsor1546312 on Oct 14, 2014 at 4:04am  

NEWBIES CONTEST /Accept when you are a Registered User
Do you love Quotations?
Come on share your inspirational Quotation here.
There's a prompt every month.
You could win Gifts and Awardicon at the end.

ID: 1960298 (E)
A Great Value of Expressions 
NEWBIES CONTEST "Pen me your Quote, and I'll send you Gifts" CLOSED FOR JUDGING
by Samberine~Busy naughty Witch

Posted by Samberine~Busy naughty Witch on Oct 13, 2014 at 10:16pm  

Come join the creature feature with cocktails and celebrate Halloween with some horrible poetry! Gift Points, Awardicons, Merit Badges and WDC goodies will be awarded for your worst!

ID: 1507015 (GC)
The Spam Slinger's Monster Mash 
Halloween Horrible Poetry Slam! Opens 10/17! One Star Rating, if you please!
by The Spamtini Wytch

Posted by The Spamtini Wytch on Oct 12, 2014 at 9:07pm  

Like to write using image prompts? Or perhaps want a challenge? Stop by the Weekly Image Prompt Contest!

ID: 2013987 (ASR)
Weekly Image Prompt Contest 
Each week a new image will be posted to inspire you! Stop by to see what this weeks is!
by Lorraine ~ Sponsors? #1546312

Posted by Lorraine ~ Sponsors? #1546312 on Oct 12, 2014 at 7:16am  

October round Sign-up Time! Only a week to go. Join this one of a kind contest.

ID: 1997581 (18+)
The 7Yard Stretch 
Runs for one week in a month. 7 days, 7 entries. Round 4 Oct 19-25!
by Jack-check out 7YS

Posted by Jack-check out 7YS on Oct 11, 2014 at 10:03pm  

Will be awarding Poetry and Short Stories separately!! 2 10k awardicons per round! Everyone has that precious gift that is special to your heart!

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

Posted by Roni's a nano prep winner! on Oct 11, 2014 at 2:48pm  

OPEN for the October round! Write a poem from one of the two prompts for your chance to win some great prizes, including the exclusive Whispers of the Soul merit badge. Don't miss your chance! See the link for all the details.

ID: 1966417 (E)
Whispers Of The Soul 
Round 10 Open! Get inspired by the prompts and win up to 25k. Bring us your best today...
by Ka-see-a-ghost

Posted by Miss Beeware! on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:52pm  

We are a Steampunk writing contest. Please check us out! We are having our Spooktacular round for the month of October!

ID: 1781446 (13+)
StAG Firebox-There be Monsters Here!! 
Steampunk fiction competition
by T.Boilerman as tYpO the Clown!

Posted by T.Boilerman as tYpO the Clown! on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:05pm  

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 Oct 10, 2014 at 10:43am  

An HONOR ROLL section lists all entries with brief sum. 50K gp/ short strory Prizes. Seek entries. No word length A-OK. Fun posts = unlimited spots to talk Halloween, prizes for these too. Do you feel lucky during Shocktober Tis truly Caldon Time!

ID: 1518804 (E)
AUTUMN CONTEST ends NOV,30 Short Stories 50Kgp PRIZES! ENTER! Poetry! Spook on! FREE POSTS

Posted by TEFF: CALDRON TIME! on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:00am  

Voted Most Unique by ...

Use humor or wit. Write something funny or witty.
You could win:
5,000 First Place
2,000 Second Place
500 Most Wacky
Or Special Recognition

Simple contest for the not so simple minded.

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

Posted by Jreese on Oct 6, 2014 at 12:36pm  

After a few months of hiatus, the contest is back! Write 11 words for a piece of 27,500 gift points.

ID: 921363 (13+)
ACRO*BATICS [Round Over] 
I supply an acronym; you make up what it stands for. My favorite entries win gift points!
by Davy Kraken

Posted by Davy Kraken on Oct 4, 2014 at 10:43pm  

A nature themed poetry contest. Currently accepting entries following Autumn Prompts. Prizes increase for the current rount! Of course, Verdant badge will be handed to one great poem. Enter now!

ID: 2000001 (E)
Verdant Poetry Contest 
NATURE-themed monthly contest. [October Prompt :: IMAGE]
by Mage Gervic

Posted by Mage Gervic on Oct 4, 2014 at 10:31am  

A Romance for Fall. Try your pen at romance, great prizes to be won.

ID: 1892844 (18+)
Fall Romance~Round 9~October 10th~OPEN 
Seasons of Romance A Fall Romance. Round 9
by Bonnie

Posted by Bonnie on Oct 4, 2014 at 8:54am  

We should pray for the eyes of children again, when they saw everything for the first time. How we would marvel at the wisdom of God. Write a poem using these eyes, as they behold the unending wisdom of the Creator running through all the world.

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

Posted by Quihadi on Oct 3, 2014 at 12:37am  

Enter your funny story! Deadline ~~ October 31st @ Noon WdC time! Prizes have been increased. Let's see if you can make me laugh!

ID: 1983164 (18+)
The Humorous Short Story Contest 
~Fiction, non-fiction, old, or new entries welcomed. October round open! ~Prizes Increased
by Lornda

Posted by Lornda on Oct 2, 2014 at 2:41pm  

Nature poems of all types welcomed! Form-based prompts and lots of prizes!

ID: 1936312 (13+)
Poetic Journeys 
A weekly, nature-themed poetry contest where entries follow a given form. Back in action!
by Oceanborne~Is back!

Posted by Oceanborne~Is back! on Oct 1, 2014 at 10:11am  

The genre this month is Occult. It can lean toward horror or not. Just make sure the occult is evident in your tale.

ID: 1803133 (E)
Journey Through Genres: Official WDC Contest 
Write a short story in the given genre to win big prizes!
by Devilish Diane

Posted by Devilish Diane on Oct 1, 2014 at 9:42am  

This is a an open prompt for the first round. All you have to do is write a short story (Up to 3) by the deadline. Check out the contest page for more details. Stories have to be rated E or ASR because the judge will not be able to read them. Have fun!

ID: 2010657 (E)
Khariyya's Heartwarming Stories 
Short Story Contest for E or ASR stories
by Joshua Penick ~ Agape Novels

Posted by Joshua Penick ~ Agape Novels on Sep 26, 2014 at 5:21pm  

New and old stories welcome. Stop by today and take a look, then write a story and enter to win great prizes.

ID: 1948893 (13+)
Genre Times Four 
Test your skill at writing stories in four different genres.
by Aisha

Posted by Paul ~ Spoiled Rotten on Sep 26, 2014 at 1:59pm  

PrepMo starts Wednesday, October 1st! Do you have a novel to prep?

ID: 1474311 (13+)
October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge 
Prepare for NaNoWriMo and win prizes!
by Battiwyn‚ô™TYPreppers!

Posted by Battiwyn‚ô™TYPreppers! on Sep 26, 2014 at 10:48am  

Get into the Halloween Spirit with the WDC Soundtrackers and share your favorite music! Open October 1 through October 17. Merit Badges and Awardicons to be awarded to all participants who complete the 17-day challenge!

ID: 2009876 (E)
WDC Soundtrackers: Resurrection Jukebox 
A two-week writing challenge conjuring the ghosts of artists past and passed...Opens 10/1
by The Spamtini Wytch

Posted by The Spamtini Wytch on Sep 24, 2014 at 11:07am  

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to create a character that I will remember long after your story ends. A character that brings your story to life, and makes it matter. Fall round open! Now accepting Awarded stories. Deadline: Nov 15th.

ID: 1817635 (18+)
The Classic Story Contest 
Write a strong character and win big prizes! ~ Fall round open ~
by Lornda

Posted by Lornda on Sep 23, 2014 at 7:11pm  

This contest is for anyone who writes for children or young adults (teens).

ID: 1949221 (ASR)
A contest for everyone who writes for children and young adults.
by Fancy

Posted by Fancy on Sep 23, 2014 at 2:52pm  

OPEN! All forms and genres of poetry welcome. Running from the 18th of September to the 18th of October with great prizes to be won! Prizes are raised at the end of each round based on donations, and Horror MBs for Halloween. Come and win one!

ID: 1771632 (13+)
Muse Masters Poetry Contest 
A Meeting with the Muse!
by Miss Beeware!

Posted by Miss Beeware! on Sep 22, 2014 at 7:48am  

Prompt: Writing Without Characters
Entries Due: 5th of October
Word Count: 1500 words or less

This prompt is a tough one, which means there will likely be fewer entries...and a greater chance of winning! Right?

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

Posted by Sycorax on Sep 20, 2014 at 7:51am  

Round 3 is OPEN. No membership required. Three fun prompts to choose from!

ID: 1999597 (ASR)
Children's Genre Contests 
A contest open to those who write for children.
by CubBOO! 12 WDC Years Today!

Posted by CubBOO! 12 WDC Years Today! on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:43am  

Come join the fun in this award winning contest!

ID: 1966270 (18+)
The 200 Word Wonder Story Contest 
Open to all! Write a story in exactly 200 words. Newbies welcome! *No poetry please*
by M.A.GEORGE New Country found!

Posted by M.A.GEORGE New Country found! on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:40am  

This contest is for writers who enjoy writing non-fiction stories. No word limit. Teddy Bear Love Badge To be won. I Except pre-written items if it fits monthly prompt. I love giving away prizes and surprises~Your Host Marcia

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 Sep 6, 2014 at 2:44pm  

It's not exactly 55 words anymore- which leaves room for more fun. Try one or all three prompts through the month- next month will bring a different challenge.

ID: 1253724 (ASR)
The Hint Fiction Contest 
Can you tell a story with only a few words? Hint Fiction requires a silver pen.
by Storm Machine

Posted by Storm Machine on Sep 5, 2014 at 3:20pm  

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