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Just read and reviewed something you absolutely loved, want to share it it with the community? Nominate it for a "Blown Away" Award!

Blown Away!  (E)
A Contest to honor new pieces that just blow you away
#2074994 by lostwordsmith~Soundtracking

Posted by lostwordsmith~Soundtracking on Feb 12, 2016 at 4:47pm  

The February round of the Word Fair is now open! Bring your most forgiving words with you this month! This round closes on February 26.

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

Posted by Mariah :) on Feb 12, 2016 at 1:06pm  

New prompt, new rules! Come one, come all, join in the fun with us Teens of WdC!

WDC Teen Contest  (13+)
A contest FOR EVERYONE, judged BY TEENS!
#2036804 by Dragon~ midterms OVER! woohoo!

Posted by Dragon~ midterms OVER! woohoo! on Feb 9, 2016 at 1:35pm  

Round 16 - Anger!

So Emotional  (ASR)
Every author dreads three words, 'show not tell'.
#1706238 by |Kit|

Posted by |Kit| on Feb 8, 2016 at 7:48pm  

For February show me a dog monster.

Scary Animal tales  (E)
A short story contest. Show me the monster.
#2068383 by Danger Mouse-Hauling water

Posted by Danger Mouse-Hauling water on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:18am  

Those heart-shaped candies are telling you more than just 'Be My Valentine'

The Dialogue 500  (18+)
Dialogues of 500 words or less.
#941862 by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ

Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Feb 1, 2016 at 6:38pm  

First and the last round of monthly poetry contest about angels. Contest is created for one purpose only- to celebrate 10th year anniversary of WdC Angel Army Group. Come and earn your wings.

Angels Among Us  (E)
Poetry only contest to celebrate 10th anniversary of WdC Angel Army Group
#2071963 by 🎵Minja 🎶

Posted by 🎵Minja 🎶 on Jan 31, 2016 at 4:43pm  

Open again on February 1st! This is going to be fun, and that's all there is to it!

The Best News Contest  (E)
The goal of this contest is to have fun with WDC newsfeeds. Open Feb. 1st...
#1982107 by The Wildcard! Thankful!

Posted by The Wildcard! Thankful! on Jan 30, 2016 at 11:40am  

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.

Magic Words Contest   (13+)
A fantasy short story writing contest. Fantastic Prizes. Open again 1st - 29th Feb 2016.
#1871010 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Jan 30, 2016 at 7:52am  

Current Blink prompt is still open, until 1/30! Hurry up and get yours in!

A weekly contest for short, and I do mean short, stories! 50 to 75 words only!
#2054775 by Autumn

Posted by Autumn on Jan 26, 2016 at 1:21pm  

New United Pagan Society contest, open for all!

 UPS Contest - Demigods and Demigoddesses  (E)
Forum for UPS contests
#2054039 by Autumn

Posted by Autumn on Jan 26, 2016 at 1:20pm  

This round is a free for all with movie titles!

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 Jan 20, 2016 at 4:36pm  

'Tweet' me a story or poem in under 140 characters.
Exclusive contest merit badge and gps to win.
Give it a go!

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

Posted by Sally on Jan 18, 2016 at 7:49am  


Write a short story or poem, under 500 words, using personification.
New visual prompt each month. Merit badges and gps to win!

PersonITfication   (18+)
Show off your skill using personification - give inanimate objects human qualities.
#2055579 by Sally

Posted by Sally on Jan 18, 2016 at 7:42am  

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.

Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest  (E)
Test your skill and talent in the art of traditional poetry in this monthly contest.
#2055137 by Angels in my Ear

Posted by Angels in my Ear on Jan 15, 2016 at 3:42pm  

Movie line based contest accepting short stories and poetry.

What's Your Line?  (E)
A contest using famous quotes from classic movies as a prompt.
#2070222 by Taryn Sloane

Posted by Taryn Sloane on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:25pm  

Bring me your best romance, love, or relationship poems- happy or heartbreaking- give it a go!

Sweetheart's Contest  (13+)
8th Annual Sweetheart's Contest. Bring me your best poems, happy or heartbreaking!
#598466 by Lexi

Posted by Lexi on Jan 5, 2016 at 9:51am  

Visit this contest today. Ends 2/14/16 Poetry incentive of 1Kgp, stories 2Kgp. Forum controversy, now clear. Please no more mischief. Heavens it's Christmas Spirit, we seek from Authors Discussion Club

2Kgp ea story entry. Seek Xmas tales until FEB 14. Pull up a sled, 1Kgp paid per poem!
#1190255 by Paula LaRue

Posted by Paula LaRue on Jan 3, 2016 at 12:54pm  

A contest where the winner wins an upgraded membership!

The Mad Dash Contest  (E)
A contest where the winner wins an upgraded membership.
#1926503 by Taryn Sloane

Posted by Taryn Sloane on Jan 1, 2016 at 6:26pm  

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.

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

Posted by Angels in my Ear on Jan 1, 2016 at 3:32pm  

January contest open. This contest lets you showcase your skill with third person limited POV. Every contestant earns GPS; winning entries earn MBs and more. Maximum of ten entries, so don't wait to submit your story!

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 Jan 1, 2016 at 8:20am  

A contest for essays!

Persuasion Station  (13+)
An essay contest
#2070265 by Lyndsay Rae ~ Happy Mew Year

Posted by Lyndsay Rae ~ Happy Mew Year on Jan 1, 2016 at 7:15am  

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!

A Writing Muscle Stretch   (18+)
Stretch your writing muscle by writing in a different form/genre each month!
#1952353 by Lyndsay Rae ~ Happy Mew Year

Posted by Lyndsay Rae ~ Happy Mew Year on Dec 31, 2015 at 3:59am  

Brand-New Contest! Team writing, one member of each two person team must be a newbie. If you don't have a partner, join us anyway and you can get matched with a writing partner.

It Takes Two  (13+)
Team writing contest
#2069056 by GeminiGem

Posted by GeminiGem on Dec 27, 2015 at 7:50pm  

Round 13 Opens 23 December and runs for five weeks ~ A romance in Winter.

Winter Romance Contest ~ Judging time  (ASR)
Seasons of Romance~ Write a story about romance in Winter.
#1892844 by Bonnie

Posted by Bonnie on Dec 21, 2015 at 4:13pm  

The Haunted Library Project is hosting its first contest!
The librarians will accept old or new stories that contain elements of horror or the supernatural. We are looking for stories we can promote in our library genre forums.

 1st Haunted Library Horror Contest- Clsd  (E)
Bring an old or new item to the first Haunted Library Horror Contest.
#2067128 by Ash

Posted by Ash on Dec 8, 2015 at 10:40am  

Try something new and receive an exclusive merit badge! Second place receives a 'genre of the month' badge!

Try Something New Contest  (E)
February genre is Valentine's Day! Make it a sappy romance or a heartache.
#2032025 by Stephanie Ferguson

Posted by Stephanie Ferguson on Dec 6, 2015 at 7:52pm  

Got a supernatural piece, new or old? Enter it now!

Supernatural Writing Contest  (13+)
No prompt! New round! Old or new pieces accepted!
#1771874 by Lorraine

Posted by Lorraine on Dec 1, 2015 at 12:37pm  

A new contest...Round one Opens December 1st!

All Things Macabre  (13+)
A Short Story and Poetry Contest for All Things Macabre!
#2066181 by Night Owl~Out of the Loop!

Posted by Night Owl~Out of the Loop! on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:24am  

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 GPs to the Daily Winner, and the Weekly Winner will receive a 10k Awardicon!

'SCREAMS!!!'  (GC)
A Daily/Weekly Contest Of Horror And A 2014 Quill Award Finalist
#2020439 by Angus ~ 5,900+ Total Reviews!

Posted by Angus ~ 5,900+ Total Reviews! on Nov 20, 2015 at 3:14pm  

Newbies only poetry contest.

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

Posted by Sanita on Nov 6, 2015 at 12:49pm  

Try your hand at writing a story in just 100 words! Newbies only.

Newbies Only 100 Word Story Contest  (13+)
Try your hand at writing a story in just 100 words!
#1957798 by Sanita

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.

Not So Scary Halloween Contest  (E)
Capture the spirit of make-believe frights in an unscary short story.
#1591034 by Montblanc-We Got This!

Posted by Montblanc-We Got This! on Oct 24, 2015 at 7:35pm  

Three Prompts to inspire a Halloween story. Win an upgraded membership and other great prizes!

Three Prompts  (E)
Fantasy and Science Fiction contest with three prompts! February round now OPEN.
#2016845 by Matt Bird - On Holiday

Posted by Matt Bird - On Holiday on Oct 11, 2015 at 8:21am  

Monthly Fantasy Writing contest! Because we need more fantasy. :D

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

Posted by Squeekachu on Oct 3, 2015 at 9:06pm  

Now accepting entries! Come share your stories of inspiration and courage.

Letters of Life, Love & Hope  (18+)
A writing challenge in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
#1312275 by iKïyå§ama

Posted by iKïyå§ama on Oct 3, 2015 at 11:12am  

A contest about allergies! Tell me, what happens when you're allergic to secrets?

 The Allergy Zone  (18+)
A contest about allergies
#2058348 by Dragon~ midterms OVER! woohoo!

Posted by Dragon~ midterms OVER! woohoo! on Oct 3, 2015 at 10:30am  

Supernatural OTP Fanfiction Contest!

This is a weekly contest rewarding several prizes based on the amount of entries. Good luck!

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#2059989 by Not Available.

Posted by Angela Life - We Got This! on Oct 3, 2015 at 5:21am  

What better time to write dark fantasy than during October? All prizes have been increased for this round. :)

Poison Apple Theater  (13+)
A monthly dark fantasy contest. - - - Special extended round!
#2014825 by •JingleBoots •

Posted by •JingleBoots • on Oct 2, 2015 at 11:40pm  

Limitless writing is found here. Young Adult writing contest. Accepting Poetry, Short Stories, Prose, Chapters and every other item type in the genre of YA.

Limitless YA Contest  (E)
Limitless writing is found here. Young Adult writing contest.
#2059914 by Khariyya ~ Super Busy

Posted by Khariyya ~ Super Busy on Oct 2, 2015 at 5:43pm  

New poetry contest opening soon! Round 1 begins on October 10!

Second Chance Poetry Contest  (E)
Have you entered a poetry contest and didn't win? This contest is for you!
#2059844 by ~GG

Posted by ~GG on Oct 2, 2015 at 5:11pm  

Contest For Phoebe- Win a Friends of Phoebe Shirt!

Letters for Phoebe  (E)
Letters for Phoebe Contest. Show your support!
#2058723 by Lexi

Posted by Lexi on Sep 29, 2015 at 9:55am  

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.

Genre Times Four  (18+)
Test your skill at writing stories in four different genres.
#1948893 by Aisha ~ Happy Valentine's Day

Posted by Paul ~ D~ on Sep 23, 2015 at 8:14am  

Write a children's story or poem using the monthly prompt. You do not need to be a member to enter. 1st Prize: Choice of Awardicon, Children's MB, or 10,000 gps. 2nd Place: 5000 gps. 3rd Place: 1000 gps. Be sure to read all the rules! New members welcome!

We Write for Kids Contest  (ASR)
A contest open to those who write for children.
#1999597 by Cubby

Posted by Cubby on Sep 22, 2015 at 7:26am  

I provide a monthly photo, you provide the hook! Write an inside book flap summary of what your story idea is about. Intrigue me! No need for bitems or items. Post directly in window. 1st Place: MB or 10,000 gps.. 2nd Place: 5000 gps.. 3rd Place: 1000 gps

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

Posted by Cubby on Sep 22, 2015 at 7:21am  

Write an intriguing prompt in three sentences or less, directly in the message window. No need for bitems or items! 500 gps to the weekly winner!

The Prompt Me Contest  (13+)
The simplest contest ever! Send me a prompt!
#2000519 by Cubby

Posted by Cubby on Sep 22, 2015 at 7:12am  

Sometimes a story isn't quick (or easy). This contest celebrates those works! An extended Round Nine has kicked off, and I can't wait to see what it brings. Wink

Long, Long, Long  (18+)
Prompt-free contest for stories of the lengthier variety. New round September 3rd!
#1782293 by Elisa, Stik of Clubs

Posted by Elisa, Stik of Clubs on Sep 5, 2015 at 1:28pm  

A contest for lovers of mythical creatures - after a break, we are back now

Sensual Fantasy  (18+)
Fantasy/Erotica Short Story Contest for those who love to love mystical creatures.
#1511345 by Christine

Posted by Christine on Aug 27, 2015 at 8:38am  

A contest that is SO simple! Have a funny true story? Wanna win great prizes? Well what are you waiting for?

Life's Laughable Moments  (18+)
Got a funny anecdote? Wanna win an Awardicon, Merit Badge or GPs? Bring it! 50% to RAOK!
#2045674 by Word Warrior - is submitting!

Posted by Word Warrior - is submitting! on Aug 6, 2015 at 3:38pm  

A monthly mythical creatures contest for epic poetry or short stories. July's mythical creature is the archangel. Be in to win the exclusive Lair merit badge!

The Lair  (13+)
Monthly mythical creatures writing contest. Stories or epic poems - you choose!
#1938456 by Elle

Posted by Elle on Aug 6, 2015 at 12:50am  

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