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New contest opens July 15th. Create a poem from the last line of the prompt poem. All future rounds the winning poem will be the prompt for the following week. Check it out!

 
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Endings are the New Beginning Contest  (13+)
Create a new poem from the last line of another
#2128149 by Lostwordsmith


Posted by Lostwordsmith on Jul 14, 2017 at 8:02pm  


Open for July entries. I am accepting poetry entries only.

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Elizabeth's Poetry & Short Story Contest  (13+)
Open for July Poetry submissions.
#2113830 by Lady Elizabeth - House Greyjoy


Posted by Lady Elizabeth - House Greyjoy on Jul 11, 2017 at 5:25am  


Greetings lovely writers! This is a brand new contest for poets. You can submit a poem for a fellow writer and if it wins then you both gain prizes. Contest is open until August 31.. no prompt for this first round. Xo, River

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Support a Fellow Poet Contest  (E)
Got Talent? This contest is about seeking out the potential in others. Enter for another!
#2127248 by River McKenna


Posted by River McKenna on Jul 7, 2017 at 6:28pm  


Calling all poets. Can you put your heart into your poetry? Come and check out our bi-monthly poetry contest.

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Write from the Heart Poetry Contest  (E)
Round 22 ~ Game of Thrones Madness
#2093224 by ∞T of Greyjoy ~ IronBorn


Posted by ∞T of Greyjoy ~ IronBorn on Jul 7, 2017 at 7:53am  


Bi-monthly Short Story contest. Just write from your heart and you'll be rewarded.

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Write From the Heart Story Contest  (E)
Prompt 4: Summer Love Ends, or does it?
#2121278 by ∞T of Greyjoy ~ IronBorn


Posted by ∞T of Greyjoy ~ IronBorn on Jul 7, 2017 at 7:52am  


Romance or erotica, that's your choice. Don't forget to add a little sizzle. Great prizes, including the new merit badge for the top three entries! Do you have that Sultry Sizzle?

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Tales of Seduction  (18+)
July prompt ~ Sexting
#1702029 by ∞T of Greyjoy ~ IronBorn


Posted by ∞T of Greyjoy ~ IronBorn on Jul 7, 2017 at 7:49am  


The focus of this contest is character development. We borrow personality traits from a different zodiac sign each round. This round is CANCER THE CRAB. This is a completely unique contest. Why not give it a try? GoT hasn't started yet...

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Zodiac Contest/LEO Round  (18+)
Create a character using personality traits from a different Zodiac sign every month.
#2115893 by GeminiGem


Posted by GeminiGem on Jul 6, 2017 at 10:48pm  


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

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


Posted by ~QPdoll~ of House Stark on Jul 6, 2017 at 7:37am  


Round 78 at Pond Poetry is open for business! The prompt image may seem dark but it's up to you what you make of it! Take a positive spin on it! I just wrote my very first poem in the form that I listed and I really enjoyed it so I hope you enjoy it too!

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Pond Poetry - New Round Open!   (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. Come on by!
#1341392 by Krysha ~ life, love & Greyjoy!


Posted by Krysha ~ life, love & Greyjoy! on Jul 2, 2017 at 1:06pm  


July 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!

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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 Jul 1, 2017 at 8:57am  


Have you a Mystery Flash Fiction tale? Then, come and entry Grim Blunt Contest. I will award over 95K Gift Points, including Awardicon, some Gift Points, and/or Mystery Merit Badge, or Flash Fiction Merit Badge, or Seasons Summer Merit Badge!

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Grim Blunt Contest  (ASR)
It's Mystery Flash Fiction time! Now Open, July 1 through July 29, 2017!
#2046245 by Fictiøn Ðiva the Wørd Weava


Posted by Fictiøn Ðiva the Wørd Weava on Jul 1, 2017 at 12:26am  


This is a nature-based poetry contest. There are always great prompts to work from, and the prizes are fantastic!

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Verdant Poetry Contest   (E)
NATURE-themed quarterly contest.
#2000001 by Choco Smells Winter in the Air


Posted by Choco Smells Winter in the Air on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:34pm  


If you could go back to the day you graduated high school and give yourself "life advice" what would you say?

 
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Dear Younger Me   (E)
Contest to honor my daughter graduating.
#2125881 by Angel_Eyes House Greyjoy


Posted by Angel_Eyes House Greyjoy on Jun 21, 2017 at 8:59pm  


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

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


Posted by Spacecat on Jun 18, 2017 at 6:41am  


Poets! Welcome 😀 its been awhile but it is back, please enter the contest!!

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A River of Poetry  (E)
Winners Posted... look for a fresh contest prompt again soon!
#1559794 by River McKenna


Posted by River McKenna on Jun 18, 2017 at 2:30am  


Do you enjoy writing flash fiction? Are you also a blogger? If you answered yes, then the Flash Blog Contest is for you! Just one story, and one blog post is all it takes! This unique contest offers big awards and a generous deadline. Check it out!

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The Flash Blog Contest  (18+)
A contest combining flash fiction and blogging.
#2114347 by Lady Dee ~ House Martell


Posted by Lady Dee ~ House Martell on Jun 18, 2017 at 12:30am  


A fabulous contest for both fantasy genre short stories and poems. 1st round opens on 20th June. Guest judge: Eyestar. Fabulous prizes for fabulous writing. Set your imagination free...

 
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Fabulous Fantasy Contest  (18+)
A fantasy short story and poetry contest. Open 20th June - Closes 20th July 2017
#2125220 by A E Willcox


Posted by A E Willcox on Jun 16, 2017 at 1:29pm  


Be creative, exactly three sentences or less. Write the best piece and win 5,000 gp. Write directly into forum.

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The Keenest Joker  (13+)
Win 5,000 gift points for being funny in three or less sentences. Rounds end Friday.
#1944443 by Jreese


Posted by Jreese on Jun 12, 2017 at 9:09pm  


4 merit badges on offer, Winners will be voted on via poll!

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Steampunk Detectives Character Contest  (E)
Supporting all things Punk on WDC; create the Steampunk Detectives: Clangour & Hiss.
#2094947 by Thundersbeard


Posted by Thundersbeard on Jun 6, 2017 at 10:12pm  


Have you wanted to write a spiritual fiction short story? Have you wanted to write one using one of the roughly 4,200 spiritual paths? Then, this contest is for you. No essays or non-fiction, please.



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Spiritual Fiction Writing Contest  (13+)
a short story contest for spiritual fiction that uses any path from around the world
#2123887 by Jim Hall b: 7/22


Posted by Jim Hall b: 7/22 on Jun 3, 2017 at 2:30pm  


Does The Creature Have A Mate?

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WEIRD TALES CONTEST  (18+)
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 Jun 2, 2017 at 12:19pm  


If You Talk To Trees and Things, This Contest Is For You

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


Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Jun 2, 2017 at 12:18pm  


Accepting almost anything written in the supernatural genre, 3000 words or less. Got a supernatural piece? Enter it now!

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Supernatural Writing Contest  (18+)
No prompt! Old or new! Stories and poems accepted!
#1771874 by Frost Lieutenant Lorraine


Posted by Frost Lieutenant Lorraine on Jun 1, 2017 at 2:07pm  


A seriously awesome Science Fiction short story contest for serious writers. Fabulous prizes for fabulous stories. Are you up for the challenge? Open: 1st June - 30th June. Special guest judge:

 
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Other Worlds Contest  (18+)
Science Fiction Short Story Contest. Closed. Next rounds TBA
#2078460 by A E Willcox


Posted by A E Willcox on May 29, 2017 at 10:59am  


Can you write a Paranormal Romance between a human and ghost, a vampire, a shape-shifter/were, an angel, a demon, or a witch? If so, check us out. The contest runs bimonthly. In December, all previous 1st Place Winners compete in the Championship Round.

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Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest  (13+)
Contest brought to you by: the Paranormal Romance Author's Guild
#2089860 by Jim Hall b: 7/22


Posted by Jim Hall b: 7/22 on May 29, 2017 at 10:08am  


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 JUNE submissions!
#1873271 by ~ Sisco ~


Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Apr 28, 2017 at 6:01pm  


The Sci-Fi Writers Guild is Back and has an All New Short Story Contest!!
Come on down and check it out or, better yet, write an all new story based on the Prompt!
Big Prizes and Awards to the Winners!!!


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#2118205 by Not Available.


Posted by EvilDawg - Vigilante Ranger!! on Apr 11, 2017 at 5:09pm  


Romance and Erotica contest with a weekly prompt and different judges each round. Looking for flash fiction stories that are 869 words or less.

The Weekly Quickie Contest  (18+)
Can you excite in 869 words? Round 254 Due: July 23 Prompt: Fire
#1355442 by Dawn Embers


Posted by Dawn Embers on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:00pm  


A Weekly/Monthly Contest For Those Who Love Horror!
There's a 10K Ribbon for Weekly Winners, and a 25K Ribbon for Monthly Winners!
So what are you waiting for? Or are you scared...


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SCREAMS!!!  (XGC)
A Weekly/Monthly Contest Of Horror And A Two Time 2016 Quill Award Recipient!
#2020439 by Angus? Quex?


Posted by Angus? Quex? on Apr 2, 2017 at 12:49pm  


If you are a Newbie, or have been at WDC for less than a year, you can enter this poetry contest!
Any poem in your portfolio, new or old, you could win an awardicon and an exclusive contest merit badge.
Come along and give it a go!


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The Newbies + Open Poetry Contest  (18+)
Poetry contest for Newbies + anyone in first year at WDC. Won 2016 Quill Best New Contest.
#2085863 by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell


Posted by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:27pm  


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

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Rebel Poetry Contest  (18+)
A poetry contest for those who write about strong subject matter.
#2112615 by Warped Sanity-White Walker


Posted by Warped Sanity-White Walker 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  


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?

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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  


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  


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.


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Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
This will be a weekly contest.
#2106425 by Chris Breva


Posted by Chris Breva on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:43pm  


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

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Decade Dash - New Prompts Soon!  (E)
Challenge yourself to embody the spirit and culture of the past 60 years!
#2094842 by Starr - Honored by Quill Noms!


Posted by Starr - Honored by Quill Noms! on Dec 17, 2016 at 6:35pm  


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

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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!

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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.

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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  


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

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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 ~ GoT White Walker on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:18am  


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

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Distorted Minds Contest  (18+)
A contest for those who write stories that deviate from the norm.
#2103204 by Warped Sanity-White Walker


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


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


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


Posted by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell 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!

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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 Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell


Posted by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:59pm  



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


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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


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!

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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


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#1863623 by Not Available.


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!!!

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Folklore Monthly Writing Contest   (13+)
New prompts every month!
#2098625 by Mare ~ GoT White Walker


Posted by Mare ~ GoT White Walker on Oct 11, 2016 at 4:23pm  


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.

 
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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!


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The Newbies + Open Poetry Contest  (18+)
Poetry contest for Newbies + anyone in first year at WDC. Won 2016 Quill Best New Contest.
#2085863 by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell


Posted by Lady Sally Sunspear of Martell on Jun 3, 2016 at 10:56am  


Write the funniest end to the sentence and you could win an exclusive Merit Badge and an Awardicon!

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Cards Against Authors  (18+)
Finish the card game based on the famous Cards Against Humanity
#2045467 by Frost Lieutenant Lorraine


Posted by Frost Lieutenant Lorraine on May 10, 2016 at 2:44pm  


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