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Something fun to give back to the community I've loved for a decade.

Search my portfolio to see what I'm interested in and write me a thing. Short story, poem, letter ... whatever you want!

Contest deadline Monday, February 27th, 11:59 PM WDC time.

Mumsy's 10th anniversary bash!  (E)
A contest to celebrate my 10th wdc anniversary.
#2112862 by Mumsy says check out 2112862

Posted by Mumsy says check out 2112862 on Feb 21, 2017 at 4:25pm  

A contest for those who write emotive poetry containing themes others fear tackling.

Rebel Poetry Contest  (18+)
A contest for those who write emotive poetry containing themes others fear tackling.
#2112615 by Warped Sanity

Posted by Warped Sanity on Feb 18, 2017 at 2:30am  

Bite Size Poetry Contest - Can you create an impact in 8 lines or less? Then this is the contest for you!

 Bite Size Poetry Contest  (E)
Just one small sweet bite of poetry is all I need.
#1559317 by Taizia

Posted by Taizia on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:33pm  

Write a story using no dialogue or inner dialogue. It's fun. Give it a try!

No Dialogue Contest  (E)
Write a story containing no dialogue, in 700 words or less, based on the monthly prompt.
#2079495 by ~QPdoll~

Posted by ~QPdoll~ on Feb 14, 2017 at 9:01pm  

A WDC standard for over 15 years! All you have to do is write the best story or poem in 24 hours or less, and you could win 10K GPs! What could be easier than that?

The Writer's Cramp  (13+)
Write the best POEM or STORY in 24 hours or less and win 10K GPs!
#333655 by Sophy

Posted by Sophy on Feb 14, 2017 at 6:10pm  

This Contest is open until 8PM on the 28th of February. No prompt , just regular lines of rhyme. Old or New is up to you
Awardicons and more you may win for sure. Waiting for your entry.

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

Posted by Monty on Feb 14, 2017 at 6:09pm  

Write a short story of around 100 words using the 'song' prompt provided. A fun and simple contest with good prizes for 1st/2nd/3rd

Musical Drabble  (13+)
A Flash Fiction contest based around a given song prompt
#2085951 by Spacecat

Posted by Spacecat on Feb 6, 2017 at 6:03pm  

Hail Bards! Dreamtime Dragon is back! Get your quills and compose a poem for a picture prompt! Teens welcome!
You have til Feb 25th! Have fun!

DreamTime Dragon's Contest  (E)
A Poetry contest with a dragon prompt. Teens welcome! Round 11.
#1768488 by eyestar~Power Pet Raid!

Posted by eyestar~Power Pet Raid! on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:04pm  

Fact, fiction, poem, essay, story...whatever your creation, if your work has an obvious link to history, enter it here! Awardicons, Merit Badges and GPs up for grabs. Deadline 28th Feb 2017!

The History Contest  (13+)
#1364200 by Acme

Posted by Acme on Feb 4, 2017 at 3:20pm  


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

Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Feb 3, 2017 at 11:24pm  

Write like the great writers of pulp fiction

A Contest Inspired by the Old Pulp Fiction Covers of Weird Tales Magazine
#2083492 by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ

Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Feb 3, 2017 at 11:23pm  

Do you have a funny story in your head? Do you like to tell funny stories? Here is your chance to get it down in writing...this can be a challenge! OPEN for March round.

The Comedy Club Contest  (18+)
A Contest For The Funny Side Of Life. OPEN FOR MARCH ROUND
#1965952 by GeminiGem

Posted by GeminiGem on Feb 3, 2017 at 7:00pm  

Open for February round. OPEN prompt-just tell me about your pet!

WRITE ABOUT A BELOVED PET. Open for February 2017 round!
#1986337 by GeminiGem

Posted by GeminiGem on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:58pm  

February's round is now open. The letter to leave out is B and the Genre is Mystery. We thought we would give you a break from all the hearts and flowers.

Write me a Lipogram  (E)
Can you write a story or poem without the letter listed?
#2105069 by Ember_Rain

Posted by Ember_Rain on Feb 3, 2017 at 12:12pm  

Feeling inspired this season of heart? Scribble them down in poetic words and post it here in the forum. You will get a chance to be the Mr. Or Ms. WDC Heartthrob Poet 2017.
Please see inside for more details.

Search for a WDC HeartThrob Poet  (E)
A contest for the heart season- (Poetry Contest)
#2110571 by Samberine Everose

Posted by Samberine Everose on Feb 1, 2017 at 9:33pm  

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!

Newbies ONLY Short Story & Poem Contest  (13+)
OPEN for February submissions!
#1873271 by ~ Sisco ~

Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Feb 1, 2017 at 2:48pm  

Five For Fighting!!!

 Five For Fighting Contest  (E)
A contest for short stories of any length, but hurry and get your submission posted!
#2107428 by T.S. Garp

Posted by T.S. Garp on Jan 3, 2017 at 11:25pm  

A month long contest that uses movie quotes as prompts. Great prizes up for grabs.

What's Your Line?  (E)
A contest using famous quotes from classic movies as a prompt.
#2070222 by Taryn~Happy 10th Power Group!

Posted by Taryn~Happy 10th Power Group! on Jan 3, 2017 at 2:05pm  

A reviewing contest where the winner wins an upgraded membership for three months.

The Mad Dash Contest  (E)
A contest where the winner wins an upgraded membership.
#1926503 by Taryn~Happy 10th Power Group!

Posted by Taryn~Happy 10th Power Group! on Jan 3, 2017 at 1:57pm  

If you have a short story, poem or chapter written in the supernatural genre, come and enter it here! Accepts new or old pieces, up to 2000 words.

Supernatural Writing Contest  (18+)
No prompt! New round! Old or new pieces accepted!
#1771874 by Lorraine

Posted by Lorraine on Jan 3, 2017 at 9:30am  

January contest open! Showcase your skill with third person limited point of view. Every story earns 1000 GPS. More prizes for best stories. The contest is limited to the first ten entries, so hurry up and post 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 3, 2017 at 8:23am  

January is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts and we want you to write a poem about how you feel about that or even your own new beginning or fresh start! January round closes on the last day of the month.

Pond Poetry - NOW OPEN!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. CLOSED 'TIL MARCH 1ST!
#1341392 by Brooke - I'm backkkk :)

Posted by Krysha is really, really sick on Dec 31, 2016 at 11:06pm  

A seriously awesome fantasy short story contest for serious writers. Fabulous prizes for fabulous stories. Are you up for the challenge? Opens 1st January 2017. Closes 31st January 2017.

Magic Words Contest   (13+)
A fantasy short story writing contest. Fantastic Prizes. Open March 2017
#1871010 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Dec 29, 2016 at 1:10pm  

Do you enjoy the challenge of metered poetry? If so this contest is for you! This weekly contest starts December 25,2016.

Weekly Metered Poetry Contest  (E)
A weekly contest for metered poetry/ Editor's Choice in Contests and Activities 12 - 2016
#2106439 by ChrisBreva 2016 Quills Nominee

Posted by ChrisBreva 2016 Quills Nominee on Dec 25, 2016 at 5:55am  

Oriental Poetry Contest

Do you love to write Than-Bauk, haiku, senryu, tanka, and other Asian forms of poetry? If yes the Oriental Poetry contest is for you! This contest is a weekly contest featuring different genres of Oriental poetry.

Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
This will be a weekly contest.
#2106425 by ChrisBreva 2016 Quills Nominee

Posted by ChrisBreva 2016 Quills Nominee on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:43pm  

Celebrating the pop culture of the last 60 years! Come take the 'Dash" with me!

Decade Dash  (E)
Challenge yourself to embody the spirit and culture of the past 60 years!
#2094842 by Starr is back!

Posted by Starr is back! on Dec 17, 2016 at 6:35pm  

Can you write a really, really bad story? Well, come on in...

Intentionally Bad Story Contest  (ASR)
You probably know about intentionally bad poetry. This contest is all about the stories!
#2075418 by Kittiara

Posted by Kittiara on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:18am  

No-prompt contest for stories and poems rated 18+ - XGC!

Kit'z Higher Ratings Contest  (18+)
A contest for items with a higher content rating.
#887621 by Kittiara

Posted by Kittiara on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:16am  

Open for another round! Theme - The Holidays. This contest leaves the prompt wide open for interpretation.

Kittiara's Writing Contest  (ASR)
Short story and poetry contest, with a theme!
#861112 by Kittiara

Posted by Kittiara on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:14am  

A challenge to write romance/erotica within 869 words or less. Check out the different prompts every week.

The Weekly Quickie Contest  (18+)
Can you excite in 869 words? Round 236 Due: Feb 19 Prompt: Holiday Expectations
#1355442 by Dawn Embers

Posted by Dawn Embers on Dec 12, 2016 at 3:15pm  

Monthly Prompt Based Competition to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts

Pretty Pesky Prompts   (E)
Monthly Prompt Based Competition to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts
#2105059 by Natalia L. Jones

Posted by Mare ~ Quill Award Nominee on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:18am  

A contest for those who write stories that deviate from the moral majority.

Distorted Minds Contest  (18+)
A contest for those who write stories that deviate from the moral majority
#2103204 by Warped Sanity

Posted by Warped Sanity on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:43am  

A weekly, 24-hour poetry contest. Enter on Thursday, Winners announced on Friday! Round 1 opens on Dec. 1, 2016!

Than-Bauk Thursday  (E)
A 24 hour, once a week contest
#2103963 by Lostwordsmith

Posted by Lostwordsmith on Nov 29, 2016 at 9:56am  

A Daily/Weekly Contest For Those Who Love Horror!
There's a shiny new ribbon for Weekly Winners, and 5K GPs for Daily Winners!
So what are you waiting for? Or are you scared...

'SCREAMS!!!'  (GC)
A Daily/Weekly Contest Of Horror And A 2014/15 Quill Award Finalist
#2020439 by Angus

Posted by Angus on Nov 27, 2016 at 2:46pm  

Write a poem or short story that uses personification.
There is a picture prompt each month to inspire you - bring that object/thing alive.

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

Posted by Sally on Nov 22, 2016 at 4:15pm  

Write a poem or story in the length of a 'tweet': just 140 characters. Are you up for the challenge? Come take a look!

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 Nov 22, 2016 at 3:59pm  

Write a super short story to win a trinket and a Merit Badge!!

BLINK!  (13+)
A monthly contest for short, and I do mean short, stories! 50 to 75 words only!
#2054775 by Autumn, the frozen heathen.

Posted by Jellyfish on Nov 15, 2016 at 4:53pm  

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 thos

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 Nov 5, 2016 at 9:50am  

If your preferred story length is way too long for short short fiction but not quite into novel territory, this is the contest for you! No prompts! Great prizes!

Long, Long, Long  (18+)
Prompt-free contest for stories of the lengthier variety. New round now open!
#1782293 by Elisa, Snowman Stik

Posted by Elisa, Snowman Stik on Oct 29, 2016 at 4:57pm  

We have a poetry and prose contest at our contest cabin. You are welcome to enter your word art:
Poet Know It, Show It, Contest 1963898
Write With Might Contest 2095986

Contest challenges, just for you to show off your writing skills.
#1863623 by dogpack:invest in yourself

Posted by dogpack:invest in yourself on Oct 13, 2016 at 12:05pm  

New Folklore / Romance Contest! Step out of your comfort zone to win prizes!!!

Folklore Monthly Writing Contest   (13+)
New prompts every month!
#2098625 by Mare ~ Quill Award Nominee

Posted by Mare ~ Quill Award Nominee on Oct 11, 2016 at 4:23pm  

New round, new prompt! Due November 30: There's a new kid at school and something's up with them. Your character is determined to figure out what it is!
All entries get the Teen Trinket!

WDC Teen Contest  (13+)
#2036804 by Dragon will catch up soon!

Posted by Dragon will catch up soon! on Oct 4, 2016 at 8:25pm  

This contest welcomes old and new stories. Choose a prompt and two genres, then write your story and enter to win.

The Mix and Match Genre Contest  (18+)
Choose your prompt and two genres.
#1948893 by Barbie

Posted by Paul ~ D on Aug 29, 2016 at 6:38pm  

Round 2 OPEN! Write a 6-sentence story based on new photo prompt to win Merit Badge + 6,000GPs! Round 2 Deadline: September 24.

Say it in 6!  (E)
Write a 6-sentence story based on photo prompt to win.
#2091742 by traviscorter

Posted by traviscorter on Aug 21, 2016 at 3:40pm  

Brand new poetry contest. Come celebrate the beginning of my latest venture and write a romantic poem!

Write from the Heart Poetry Contest  (E)
Round 12 ~ Open
#2093224 by ∞Purple Princess

Posted by ∞Purple Princess on Aug 12, 2016 at 9:53pm  

August Round NOW OPEN. Follow the prompt and win some great prizes.

Tales of Seduction  (18+)
February Prompt: Foreplay Only
#1702029 by ∞Purple Princess

Posted by ∞Purple Princess on Aug 2, 2016 at 1:49pm  

A short story/poem contest with a monthly prompt. Round 1 begins in August. Now open for support and donations.

Mysteries of the Mind Contest  (18+)
A contest for promoting mental health. Round 7 is open.
#2088411 by Soh ~ Less busy now

Posted by Soh ~ Less busy now on Jul 17, 2016 at 12:49pm  

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.

Them's Fighting Words (Conflict Contest)  (13+)
WEEKLY Fun action-writing prompt and contest! I post the pictures, you write the conflict!
#1867748 by Thundersbeard

Posted by Thundersbeard on Jun 17, 2016 at 9:10pm  

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!

The Newbies + Open Poetry Contest  (18+)
A poetry contest for all Newbies + anyone in their first year at Writing.Com.
#2085863 by Sally

Posted by Sally on Jun 3, 2016 at 10:56am  

A children's poetry contest judged by children! Come and support the youngest members on the site!

The Littlest Poetry Contest  (E)
Enter your best children's poetry and be in to win!
#2031529 by Caitie

Posted by Elle on May 31, 2016 at 9:46pm  

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