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Like tv, music, movies? This round is a prompt to use 20 or more titles of sitcoms from the '80s in a story or poem.

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Songs, movies, and more, Oh my!   (E)
A contest where you make stories or poems with certain titles throughout.
#1473144 by Jenny


Posted by Jenny on May 22, 2015 at 12:43am  


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!

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We Write for Kids Contest  (ASR)
A contest open to those who write for children.
#1999597 by Lady Cubbella of House Florent


Posted by Lady Cubbella of House Florent on May 19, 2015 at 2:19pm  


I post the picture and you picture the story! Write an intriguing summary directly in the message window, just like the inside flap of a book jacket cover! No items or bitems necessary! Each contest round ends the last Sunday of the month, 11:59pm.

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Picture a Story  (18+)
Send me a title and summary of your story idea, prompted by the picture.
#2003926 by Lady Cubbella of House Florent


Posted by Lady Cubbella of House Florent on May 19, 2015 at 2:16pm  


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.

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The Prompt Me Contest  (18+)
The simplest contest ever! Send me a prompt!
#2000519 by Lady Cubbella of House Florent


Posted by Lady Cubbella of House Florent on May 19, 2015 at 2:06pm  


Showcase your skills with 3rd person limited point of view. Every entry earns 1000 GPS. Prizes and merit badges for the best stories. Contest limited to ten participants, so hurry up and enter!

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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 May 18, 2015 at 10:11am  


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!

 
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Newbies are the Judge!  (E)
A contest judged by Newbies to Writing.Com
#2032656 by K.E. Edwards ~ House Arryn


Posted by K.E. Edwards ~ House Arryn on May 17, 2015 at 9:36pm  


It's baaaack! New and old pieces that take on controversial topics/themes/structures are welcome! Great prizes await the most polished, most complex, and most entertaining pieces. Wink

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Troublesome Musings  (18+)
Free your words. Be handsomely rewarded. Opens on May 17th for a new round!
#840115 by Little Running Stiky


Posted by Little Running Stiky on May 16, 2015 at 11:43pm  


A Daily/Weekly Contest Of Horror!
C'mon over here and see if you can write a story in 1,500 words or less to scare the bejeezus out of us!
Or are you scared?
5K to the Daily Winner, and the Weekly Winner will receive a 10k Awardicon!


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SCREAMS!!!  (GC)
A Daily/Weekly Contest Of Horror And A 2014 Quill Award Finalist
#2020439 by Angus 5,000+ Reviews!


Posted by Angus 5,000+ Reviews! on May 15, 2015 at 11:51am  


New word count limits

 
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N is for Noveletta  (13+)
Novella and novelette contest. Click to find out more!
#1998379 by jannie: NOVELETTA


Posted by jannie: NOVELETTA on May 14, 2015 at 11:28am  


Contest for romance and/or erotica novelette and novella length stories. Open until middle of June.

 
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More Than a Moment  (18+)
Contest for long romance/erotica stories that hold the readers attention to the very end.
#2007729 by A.D. Writes


Posted by A.D. Writes on May 9, 2015 at 2:31am  


Bring your most neighborly word to the Word Fair for the May round! See you there!

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


Posted by Mariah :) on May 8, 2015 at 2:30pm  


Write short story of 300 words or more based on famous song titles (nine prompts currently). Every entry gets 500 GPs. 1st place gets an Awardicon. Song suggestions get 500 GPs more and my favourite gets an MB. So what're you waiting for? :D

 
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The Playlist  (13+)
A short story contest with songs as prompts.
#2040560 by Tiger Cub 🔆 Martell Knight


Posted by Tiger Cub 🔆 Martell Knight on May 8, 2015 at 11:15am  


MAY ONE WORD PROMPT: GRACE.

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The Lighthouse Poetry Contests  (E)
Contests With A Christian Theme
#1742964 by Quihadi


Posted by Quihadi on May 6, 2015 at 9:09pm  


The Scribes would like a Tale of Terror about why streetlamps go out only when you're around.

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Tales of Terror  (ASR)
Sacrifice a story at the altar and unlock the secrets of terror!
#1641024 by Darth Cersei in Her Cups


Posted by Darth Cersei in Her Cups on May 6, 2015 at 6:57pm  


Enter your "N is For Noveletta" and "Draw Your Swords" stories here, too, and WIN FIRST PLACE TWICE!

 
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Dragonsmeade Hall  (E)
The public web and contest of all Fantasy writers hosted by WdC's finest Fantasy groups!
#1948161 by Darth Cersei in Her Cups


Posted by Darth Cersei in Her Cups on May 6, 2015 at 6:57pm  


Enter your Star Wars Fan-Fiction here and at Fantastic Fandoms to win TWO FIRST-PLACE PRIZES!

 
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The Spaceport  (E)
The public web and contest of all Sci-Fi writers hosted by WdC's finest Sci-Fi groups!
#1948095 by Darth Cersei in Her Cups


Posted by Darth Cersei in Her Cups on May 6, 2015 at 6:54pm  


Announcing a new contest!
Write me a story or poem in the equivalent space of a 'tweet' - 140 characters.
5000gps winner's prize - all details on the contest page.
It's a challenge but it's fun - drop by and give it a go!


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Tweet Me a Story  (18+)
Write me a story or poem in the equivalent space of a 'tweet' - 140 characters.
#2040737 by SjW~Sunspear of Martell!


Posted by SjW~Sunspear of Martell! on May 6, 2015 at 12:06pm  


Enter your TWISTED poem or short story for a chance to win!
First Place = 15,000 Gift Points
Runner Up = 10,000 Gift Points


 
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Twisters Group Contest Forum   (18+)
Group and Contest for the most TWISTED story or poem!
#2039345 by Night Owl~Knight of Baratheon


Posted by Night Owl~Knight of Baratheon on May 5, 2015 at 8:18pm  


May round now open for entries. This round is an open prompt where you get to choose the song that appeals to you.

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Prompt Me Musically  (13+)
Prompt contest using a song title from a musical as the prompt
#2022271 by Andy~Giving It 100


Posted by Andy~Giving It 100 on May 5, 2015 at 2:31am  


Image Prompt this round - check it out! Give it a shot to win First Place and receive a 25K Awardicon, an appropriate MB, and 15,000 GPs.

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Paradise Cove Writing Challenge   (18+)
A romance/erotica contest from The Talent Pond.
#1380461 by Jeff


Posted by Brooke - ((Forsaken)) on May 4, 2015 at 6:09pm  


Write an epic poem or short story about the mythical creature provided as the prompt for the month. May = The Yeti or Abominable Snowman! Be in to win the exclusive The Lair merit badge!

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The Lair  (E)
Monthly mythical creatures writing contest. Stories or epic poems - you choose!
#1938456 by Elle - Go House Hightower!


Posted by Elle - Go House Hightower! on May 3, 2015 at 5:17pm  


Fictuary's May 2015 short story competition has begun!

Free to enter. 1st prize gets $50 and the story will be published in our upcoming magazine. Entries must be between 1000 and 4000 words.

Check it out at http://fictuary.com/short-story-contests.


 Fictuary Short Story Contest May 2015  (E)
May 2015 Contest Announcement
#2040240 by Fictuary Submissions


Posted by Fictuary Submissions on May 1, 2015 at 10:23am  


Write a Fantasy poem for CHILDREN and TEENS! Show them the beauty of magical worlds, the power of GOOD Magic and the merits of enchanted adventures!

Round 2 is now open with 3 new great image prompt!


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Fantastic Kids Poetry Contest  (13+)
A contest forum for The Realm of Kids Fantasy Group
#2029754 by Hanna ~ Still short for Premium


Posted by Hanna ~ Still short for Premium on May 1, 2015 at 5:40am  


Contest starts 1 May. Sing a song of country, follow the prompts or make your own idea into lyrics. Awardicons and Gift Points. Open to all Registered Authors. Have you written lyrics in the past that you think deserve an Award? Come post it.

 COUNTRY MUSIC LOVERS GROUP  (13+)
Remember the old time country songs that stirred our hearts?
#598735 by COUNTRYMOM-JUST REMEMBER ME


Posted by Monty on Apr 30, 2015 at 2:56pm  


THE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVENTH CONTEST WILL OPEN ON THE 1ST OF MAY AND CLOSE AT NO SPECIFIED TIME ON THE 29TH. Poetry Old or new, again that's up to you. Awardicons and Gift Points too. Open to all Registered Authors.

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TRADITIONAL POETRY CONTEST  (13+)
A place for you if you like to read or write Traditional Poetry
#598590 by Monty


Posted by Monty on Apr 30, 2015 at 12:14pm  


Artisan's Village - Arts & Crafts Contest
If you Love Arts & Crafts this is the place to show off. Write a story or a poem about your favorite art or craft. Or even create something and show it off to everyone.


 
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Artisans Village Arts & Crafts Contest  (E)
This is for the Contests for Artisans Village Arts & Crafts Forum
#2039153 by ElfinDragon Dragoness Baratheo


Posted by ElfinDragon Dragoness Baratheo on Apr 22, 2015 at 3:00pm  


Artisan's Village - Food Contest
If you love food and want to write about it - Come write a story, poem or even your favorite recipe.


 
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Artisan's Village - Food Contest  (E)
All Food Contests will be posted and discussed here
#2039175 by ElfinDragon Dragoness Baratheo


Posted by ElfinDragon Dragoness Baratheo on Apr 22, 2015 at 2:46pm  


Artisan's Village - Music Contest
If you love Music This is the Place to be. Write a Story, Poem or even your own Lyrics and Music.


 
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Artisan's Village - Music Contest  (E)
Artisan's Village Music Contest
#2039162 by ElfinDragon Dragoness Baratheo


Posted by ElfinDragon Dragoness Baratheo on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:53pm  


World Weavers' Championship round 2 begins 1st May 2015. Ten daily prompts will test your skills, expand your horizons and give you a chance at prizes worth up to 35k GPs.

 
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World Weavers' Championship  (13+)
Championship Round 2 closed for judging.
#2012128 by Tileira


Posted by Tileira on Apr 16, 2015 at 5:05pm  


Write a fantasy or science fiction story following one of the three prompts provided. Great prizes to be won including an exclusive FSFS Merit Badge! Open to all of WdC.

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Three Prompts  (E)
Fantasy and Science Fiction contest with three prompts! Voting Now Open!
#2016845 by Matt Bird


Posted by Matt Bird on Apr 16, 2015 at 6:21am  


So you're published, but now you need exposure! Submit your story here to be considered for a free compilation ebook with the goal of broadening your reading audience!

 
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Publicity in Numbers Contest  (E)
Get your story published in an anthology & broaden your audience. 500 GPs for entering!
#2038483 by Koda (K. Michael)


Posted by Koda (K. Michael) on Apr 16, 2015 at 2:49am  


Rise to the poet's challenge! Celebrate National Poetry Writing Month by trying your hand at writing a poem inspired by this gorgeous prompt, with the additional parameters of required and forbidden words. Awesome prizes to win!

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Whispers Of The Soul  (E)
Round 17 Open! Get inspired by the prompts and win up to 35k, including an exclusive MB.
#1966417 by Kasia


Posted by Kasia on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:25pm  


A couple more weeks to go in this historical fiction contest! Take an event, change it, and write about how the world is changed. A bit of speculation is always a good thing. Contest ends at midnight on May 1st, W.com time.

What If? (A Historical Fiction Contest)  (18+)
Round closed!
#1529432 by Professor Q


Posted by Professor Q on Apr 13, 2015 at 9:13pm  


New or old stories welcome. Take a look at this contest today. Prepare an entry and post
it.


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Genre Times Four  (13+)
Test your skill at writing stories in four different genres.
#1948893 by Aisha - back to work


Posted by Paul ~ Spoiled Rotten on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:52pm  


An Open Prompt Round

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Spring Romance ~ Closed for judging   (18+)
Seasons of Romance. Spring Romance Closed for judging
#1892844 by Princess Bon-Bon of Stark


Posted by Princess Bon-Bon of Stark on Apr 13, 2015 at 9:22am  


Got a nasty little mind for stories or poems? Get rewarded for it here!!

Seven Deadly Sins Contest - OPEN!!  (E)
It's pretty simple; write a short story or poem based on one of the seven deadly sins.
#1774627 by Culraven


Posted by Culraven on Apr 12, 2015 at 7:55pm  


Yep. Trek is back. Special tenth round In honour of Leonard Nimoy! aka Spock. Come join the fun. Extra special grand prize!

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Star Trek Poetry CONTEST   (13+)
Poetry Contest Based on Star Trek! Join the fun! (Closed)
#710935 by Maryann-CheersMartell


Posted by eyestar~Martell Sunspear! on Apr 12, 2015 at 1:02pm  


Parabalistics is a simple contest involving the writer's creativity in three sentences or less. The rounds start and begin on the 1st and the 15th of each month. Awards range from 500 to 3,500 gift points. There could be many winners in one round.

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


Posted by Jreese on Apr 8, 2015 at 4:35pm  


New contest with a focus on fan fiction up and running! Seeking judges for future rounds!

 
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Fantastic Fandoms and Where to Find Them  (18+)
MAY ROUND: STAR WARS - Now open!
#2032229 by Bear Hunter


Posted by Bear Hunter on Apr 6, 2015 at 9:13am  


April genre is Ghost! All writers welcome!

 
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Try Something New Contest  (E)
Try something new! May genre is Emotional! Newbies welcome
#2032025 by Stephanie Ferguson


Posted by Stephanie Ferguson on Apr 4, 2015 at 4:27pm  


New prompt inside! Check it out and give me a peek at your imagination!

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The Final Frontier  (E)
The Official Sci Fi Contest of The Scribes
#1948206 by editee


Posted by editee on Apr 4, 2015 at 2:05pm  


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.


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Shadows and Light Poetry Contest  (E)
Do you love the challenge and creativity of free verse poetry? This contest is for you.
#1935693 by Angels in my Ear is busy!


Posted by Angels in my Ear is busy! on Apr 4, 2015 at 12:59am  


Monthly fantasy story contest. Enter if you dare!

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


Posted by Squeekachu on Apr 2, 2015 at 7:32pm  


Write 10 words for your chance to win a piece of 25,000 gift points!

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ACRO*BATICS [Round Over]  (13+)
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 Mar 31, 2015 at 10:01pm  


Merit Badge, Awardicons and gift points, no prompt, anything that rhymes old or new opens on 1st and closes on the 30th of April at no given time. Open to all registered authors.


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SENIOR CENTER FORUM  (ASR)
A Special Place for Seniors and visitors! CHECK OUT OUR CONTESTS!
#427318 by COUNTRYMOM-JUST REMEMBER ME


Posted by Monty on Mar 31, 2015 at 10:28am  


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?

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Roots & Wings Historical Fiction Contest  (E)
Can you capture the essence of an ancestor in one story or poem? (2013 Quill Award Winner)
#1962161 by Angels in my Ear is busy!


Posted by Angels in my Ear is busy! on Mar 31, 2015 at 4:28am  


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!

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Newbies ONLY Short Story & Poem Contest  (13+)
Open for May 2015 submissions.
#1873271 by ~ Sisco ~


Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Mar 30, 2015 at 6:18pm  


Contest to tell me what your precious gift Is in your life. Short stories and poems and prizes will increase for the best poem and short stories. You can enter 2 items for the contest! Good luck!

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Precious Gifts Contest  (E)
This is a contest for whatever you think is your Precious Gift!
#1993946 by Roni's loves wdc!


Posted by Roni's loves wdc! on Mar 28, 2015 at 9:45pm  


Starting April 1, in honor of National Poetry Writing Month, a Tarot Poetry Contest!

 
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NaPoWriMo Tarot Poetry Contest-CLOSED  (13+)
For April, I am hosting a poetry contest with a twist-Tarot!
#2036210 by Tessa-House Martell


Posted by Tessa-House Martell on Mar 28, 2015 at 6:11pm  


Newbies Only Prompt Based Poetry Contest

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


Posted by Sanita on Mar 22, 2015 at 7:58am  


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