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This Month It's All About Robots
Application due by August 1st. Come and HOOK me with your best novel idea. Theme this round is Law Enforcement!
Do you have a poem, short story or first chapter in the supernatural genre that is under 2000 words? Yes? What are you waiting for? Enter it now!
You have a good chance to win this one! Give it a try!
Round 2 of the contest is now open until 31st August 2016. Remember, we are looking for anything but poetry, so dust off your essays, stories, blogs, sigs and product reviews... ANYTHING BUT POETRY, but only the best will do!
Posted by Acme on Jul 18, 2016 at 7:41pm
A short story/poem contest with a monthly prompt. Round 1 begins in August. Now open for support and donations.
Find one of the parables in the New Testament (Matthew has 37 of them) and write a modern day version using poetry. There must be a minimum of 12 lines, and a maximum of 40 lines. A quick search will list the parables.
Posted by Quihadi on Jul 14, 2016 at 7:51pm
July contest open. Showcase your skill with third person limited POV. Every contestant earns 1000 gift points; winning entries earn merit badges and more. Only ten spots left, so don't wait to submit your story!
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!
Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Jun 30, 2016 at 2:02pm
Now taking sign-ups for the 2016 round of this three months long contest. Winners receive the exclusive Season of Writing merit badge. There is a 10,000 gift points sign up fee. The contest needs 15 participants minimum to run.
Now taking sign-ups for the August-September-October 2016 round of this romance/erotica contest. Winners receive the exclusive Romantic Season merit badge. There is a 10,000 gift points sign up fee. The contest needs 10 participants minimum to run.
Rounf 54 Open. Pick a title, create a poem. Try your hand at winning a shiny new LPC Badge!
A Science Fiction Short Story Contest. Fantastic Prizes. Choose from 1 of 3 prompts - an image, 3 words or a concept. Get a *Short Story* Merit Badge just for entering! Open 1st July - 31st July 2016
Round will be open July 1st. through the whole month. If you think you can write horror-romance-comedy story, using the names of Pride and Prejudice characters feel free to enter this round.
Posted by ~Minja~ on Jun 23, 2016 at 2:04pm
Write a short story of around 100 words using the musical prompt provided. Go on have a go, you won't regret it .....Awardicon & Merit Badge to 1st place, prizes for 2nd and 3rd too.
The art of crafting action scenes is critical to competence in writing fiction because the action scene is one in which the mechanics of movement must be described believably and with precision.
Have you thought about building a world like J.K. Rowling or J.R.R. Tolkien? Please join us in a six month activity of creating your own world!
Round 6 begins August 1st. This will be a 2 month "Write & Review" round accepting short stories new and old against a prompt.
Posted by Tileira on Jun 14, 2016 at 3:15pm
Prompt for June: Lindworm, a wingless bipedal dragon, often with a venomous bite. Their skin was believed to greatly increase a person's knowledge about nature and medicine. They were often very large and ate cattle and people.
A poetry contest open to all Newbies, and anyone else who has been a member of WdC for less than a year.
Awardicons, merit badges and gps to be won.
I look forward to receiving your entry!
April winners announced! June contest open! World-dominating things happening at EPTaS! Am I monologuing? It feels like I'm monologuing. Probably because this month's theme is "super." Come find your inner superhero (or villain) at ETPaS this month!
Come join in the fun of the May-June round! Write something inspired by the prompt: If teenagers ruled the world....
Poetry: any form, any subject, any genre. New word prompt now posted for June. 50k awardicon offered to the winner + an exclusive Merit Badge.
Posted by Kasia on Jun 2, 2016 at 1:06am
New prompt up June 1st. Deadline June 30th.
Posted by Charlie. on Jun 1, 2016 at 12:24pm
A children's poetry contest judged by children! Come and support the youngest members on the site!
Write the funniest end to the sentence and you could win an exclusive Merit Badge and an Awardicon!
Got opinions? Enter your NonFiction writing! New & Previous writes (written within the last 2 months). Choose up to a 50,000 GP AwardIcon, or keep the points. No fees. All cases & membership levels. Give me something opinionated to read!
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.
New rules and prizes for Fable if You're Able! No more entry fee and 25k prize for first place.
Posted by Aesop on May 4, 2016 at 2:11pm
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
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.
The contest where the Newest members of Writing.com choose the winners!
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 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.
Back after nearly three years! Awardicons, an exclusive Merit Badge, gift points... Just follow the prompt to be in with a chance.
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.
Posted by Khariyya on Mar 8, 2016 at 3:06pm
New United Pagan Society contest, open for all!
Posted by Autumn on Jan 26, 2016 at 1:20pm
'Tweet' me a story or poem in under 140 characters.
Exclusive contest merit badge and gps to win.
Give it a go!
Write a short story or poem, under 500 words, using personification.
New visual prompt each month. Merit badges and gps to win!
Try something new and receive an exclusive merit badge! Second place receives a 'genre of the month' badge!
Three Prompts to inspire a Halloween story. Win an upgraded membership and other great prizes!
Monthly Fantasy Writing contest! Because we need more fantasy. :D
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