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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!

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 Mar 24, 2017 at 12:27pm  

BRAND NEW CONTEST, will open in April. Official opening is April 20th, but I will probably open the first round early. Watch for announcements on newsfeed.

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

Posted by GeminiGem on Mar 23, 2017 at 9:05pm  

Stories and poems old and new are accepted..as long as they are about pets! Open prompt for April, contest open for April round.

#1986337 by GeminiGem

Posted by GeminiGem on Mar 19, 2017 at 6:48pm  

*trumpets blare!* Announcing the imminent arrival of the inaugural April round of the most awesomest poetry contest ever! We are seeking the best poets in this wonderful community to pen sublime verses about Pink Fluffy Unicorns! Any form & theme welcome.

The greatest poetic challenge on WDC — THIS AWESOME CONTEST OPENS APRIL FOOLS' DAY, 2017
#2113126 by Bob Baker - PFU! 3 days to go!

Posted by Bob Baker - PFU! 3 days to go! on Mar 18, 2017 at 4:36am  

Submit to a Pulp Fiction Magazine

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 Mar 16, 2017 at 11:31am  

Come on over and have a conversation with your favorite president....

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

Posted by W.D.Wilcox © ¿ Φ on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:30am  

The Championship returns on April 3rd running to April 13th: 10 days, 10 prompts, 35,000 GPs for first place.

World Weavers' Championship  (13+)
WWC Round 7 begins April 3rd!
#2012128 by Tileira

Posted by Tileira on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:07am  

A bi-monthly contest combining flash fiction and blogging. A challenging contest with large prizes! Begins March 15th!

The Flash Blog Contest  (E)
A bi-monthly contest combining flash fiction and blogging.
#2114347 by Djokolot

Posted by Djokolot on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:38pm  

March Round is now open. This month you are to leave out the letter V and write a steampunk story

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 Mar 2, 2017 at 4:13am  

A monthly themed contest. March is poetry month. Write an acrostic about spring. Do you have a favorite memory? What is your favorite thing about spring? Is it your favorite season? I look forward to your entries!

Deadline is March 31, 2017.

Elizabeth's Poetry & Short Story Contest  (13+)
Open for March poetry submissions.
#2113830 by Elizabeth - Spring Mistress

Posted by Elizabeth - Spring Mistress on Mar 2, 2017 at 4:11am  

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

Magic Words Contest   (13+)
A fantasy short story writing contest. Fantastic Prizes. Open March 1st - 31st 2017
#1871010 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Mar 1, 2017 at 11:47am  

March 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 Mar 1, 2017 at 10:09am  

Calling ALL reviewers! Think you can give the BEST review? Submit your review and find out! Every entry is awarded 1,000GPs. Winning prizes include a $25 Amazon Gift Card and over 125,000GPs! Nothing to lose, just send your review! Ends March 31, 2017.

The Best Review Contest  (E)
ROUND 3 OPEN! Can you give the best in-depth review? Amazon GC & 125K+ GPs in prizes!
#1287469 by Ɉ£®əϻӲ

Posted by Ɉ£®əϻӲ on Mar 1, 2017 at 12:40am  

The 18th Poetic Traditions Contest begins at 1 minute after midnight tonight and ends at 8 PM on March 31st. Old or new the choice is up to you. Awardicons, a Merit Badge and Gift Points too. Read the easy rules, look forward to seeing you.

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 28, 2017 at 8:56pm  

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  

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  

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+)
ROUND 25--Winners Announced! CLOSED. Next Round TBA
#1364200 by Acme

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

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  

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 March 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 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 - CLOSED TILL APRIL 1!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. CLOSED 'TIL APRIL 1ST!
#1341392 by Brooke - I'm backkkk :)

Posted by Krysha - PR AUCTION! 2113535 on Dec 31, 2016 at 11:06pm  

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 - 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...

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+)
Week Off - Can you excite in 869 words? Round 40 Due: hold Prompt:
#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...

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+)
A teen- themed contest FOR EVERYONE! NEW ROUND- March/April
#2036804 by Dragon

Posted by Dragon 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 14 ~ Diamante
#2093224 by ∞PurplePrincess QuillsNewbie

Posted by ∞PurplePrincess QuillsNewbie on Aug 12, 2016 at 9:53pm  

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

Tales of Seduction  (18+)
March Prompt: March Madness! Write a story containing specific words.
#1702029 by ∞PurplePrincess QuillsNewbie

Posted by ∞PurplePrincess QuillsNewbie on Aug 2, 2016 at 1:49pm  

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