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May contest open. Showcase your skill with third person limited POV. Every contestant earns 1000 gift points; winning entries earn merit badges and more. Maximum of ten entries, so don't wait to submit your story!
Flash 405 Contest. Flash 405 is Exposition Review’s multi-genre flash competition, awarding prizes and online publication to the winners! Deadline May 5th
A contest to test fabulous fabling freely flowing from fantastical imaginations.
You grew up hearing fables like the "Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Fox and the Grapes," but can you write one?
Posted by Aesop on Apr 26, 2016 at 7:19pm
In case you missed it, another round has started! If you have written a story between 5,000 and 20,000 words, this is for you. No prompts. All genres welcome! :)
Perhaps one of the easiest contests to enter. Just give me your creepiest dream. You may do it in any form you'd like: telling, storytelling ,poetry or prose. Your choice. Just give me your best ... after all, it's a competition
Posted by Intuey on Apr 25, 2016 at 8:11am
Round 19 - Greed!
Posted by |Kit| on Apr 22, 2016 at 12:32pm
Halfway through the month and we're a little light (on quantity, not quality) of entries. Surely you're up to the challenge of writing a "dirty" 500 word story based on this month's theme ("mud.") Come jump in the EPTaS puddle!
Formerly known as Genre Times Four, this contest has been updated. Come take a look, sharpen your pencils or pc, and write a story and enter. Old or new stories welcome as long as they meet the prompt.
Posted by Paul ~ D~ on Apr 16, 2016 at 1:57pm
The contest where the Newest members of Writing.com choose the winners!
Round 53 Open- Get your entries in!
Posted by Lexi on Apr 11, 2016 at 4:45pm
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 those skills to the test.
Tales of Seduction is NOW OPEN. It's been a long time. Prizes have been updated. Come and check it out. The prompt will challenge you. Are you up for it??
The only contest that lets you enter ANYTHING, even a YouTube video or a painting!
Round 5 begins April 11th! Come lay out your tapestry, pick up your needle, and weave the landscape your plots wait to travel through. 10 days, 10 prompts, and 35,0000 GPs are at stake.
Posted by Tileira on Apr 5, 2016 at 1:35pm
He is risen! Write a poem about something that happened during the forty days, between our Lord's resurrection and ascension.
Posted by Quihadi on Apr 1, 2016 at 9:06pm
New Prompt: It's sunny again. Write a dialogue between you and your shadow!
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!
The simplest contest ever! Post an intriguing prompt, no longer than five sentences. No bitems or items necessary! Post directly in message window. Read the rules in case there's a theme. Deadline: Each Tuesday, 11:59pm, unless otherwise stated.
Post your title and summary (like the ones you read on the inside of a book jacket) of the prompted picture. This is a great exercise! No bitems or items necessary. Always read the rules! Deadline is the last Sunday of every month, 11:59pm.
A contest open to those who write for children and also, fo those who would like to give it a try! Be sure to read the rules and follow the prompt. Deadline is normally the last Sunday of every month, 11:59pm.
Write a story with no dialogue.
Posted by ~QPdoll~ on Mar 29, 2016 at 6:36am
The Banana Bar Easter Coloring Contest - March 25 - March 28
The winning entry will receive 1000 GP per entry submitted to the contest. (IE: If there are 200 entries the winner will receive 200,000 GP.)
NEW! A Science Fiction Short Story Contest. Fantastic Prizes. Choose from 1 of 3 prompts - an image, 3 words or a concept. Opens 1st April 2016
Technology and the future are this round's themes. Get inspired by the image prompts and write a poem in 18 lines or less.
Posted by Kasia on Mar 20, 2016 at 4:25pm
Back after nearly three years! Awardicons, an exclusive Merit Badge, gift points... Just follow the prompt to be in with a chance.
Posted by Kittiara on Mar 15, 2016 at 5:23pm
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.
Explore all subgenres of Fantasy! Round 1 is None Western Tradition fantasy.
For March I want to see a monster Chimpanzee.
Dreamtime is back with Round Ten! Picture prompt for Dragon Poem! Teens welcome.
Posted by eyestar- on Mar 5, 2016 at 9:23pm
Write a short story or poem about your Easter gone wrong.
Think it's easy to write a bad story? Come on in and take the challenge!
Posted by Kittiara on Feb 16, 2016 at 10:22pm
Just read and reviewed something you absolutely loved, want to share it it with the community? Nominate it for a "Blown Away" Award!
New prompt, new rules! Come one, come all, join in the fun with us Teens of WdC!
Posted by Dragon on Feb 9, 2016 at 1:35pm
Fantasy short story writing competition. Write a fantasy story between 2000 and 5000 words using the words from one of two or both lists of 5 words. Contest opens Monday 1st February 2016 and closes 29th February 2016. Fantastic prizes.
New United Pagan Society contest, open for all!
Posted by Autumn on Jan 26, 2016 at 1:20pm
Movie line based contest accepting short stories and poetry.
A contest where the winner wins an upgraded membership!
New and Improved starting January First! New styles/genres will be announced each month. Write a new story for a shot at 10,000 GPs!
Try something new and receive an exclusive merit badge! Second place receives a 'genre of the month' badge!
Got a supernatural piece, new or old? Enter it now!
Posted by Lorraine on Dec 1, 2015 at 12:37pm
A new contest...Round one Opens December 1st!
Newbies only poetry contest.
Posted by Sanita on Nov 6, 2015 at 12:49pm
Try your hand at writing a story in just 100 words! Newbies only.
Posted by Sanita on Nov 6, 2015 at 12:48pm
Are there any Halloween writers out there who love everything spooky, but don't care for guts and gore? Here is your contest! Writers of spooky stories can win merit badges, award ribbons, gift points. Come get some.
Monthly Fantasy Writing contest! Because we need more fantasy. :D
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