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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


Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Jun 3, 2018 at 10:30am  


Trump's dialogue with Kim Jung-un

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


Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Jun 3, 2018 at 10:28am  


Complete the sentence in the funniest way you can and win the exclusive Cards Against Authors Merit Badge!

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Cards Against Authors  (18+)
Finish the card game based on the famous Cards Against Humanity. June round open!
#2045467 by Lorraine


Posted by Lorraine on Jun 2, 2018 at 1:55pm  


Round 27 prompt: FLIRT

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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


Posted by QPdoll on Jun 2, 2018 at 9:50am  


A seriously awesome fantasy short story contest for serious writers. Fabulous prizes for fabulous stories. Are you up for the challenge?
Open for 2 months from 1st June - 31st July 2018


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


Posted by A E Willcox on Jun 1, 2018 at 5:25am  


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 May 31, 2018 at 7:06pm  


Write a short story about Summer and Chocolate Ice Cream!!! Now Open! Deadline is 6/30/18.
Prize amounts have increased, too!


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Holiday Short Story Contest (HSSC)  (13+)
Now Open! Write a short story based on a holiday prompt.
#2142083 by Lilli


Posted by Lilli on May 30, 2018 at 4:20pm  


Four prompts to choose from. Brand new contest with a brand new Exclusive Merit Badge up for grabs.

 
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The Lodestar Contest  (13+)
For short stories that are great examples of one specific story element. Deadline: July 15
#2130938 by Satuawany seeks Lodestars


Posted by Satuawany seeks Lodestars on May 28, 2018 at 1:49am  


Don't you love a twist? Test your poetic skill and have some fun tweaking forms! Bi weekly prompts. And prizes!

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Twisted Traditional Poetry Contest.  (13+)
A bi-weekly contest that challenges traditional norms and puts creativity to the test.
#2156513 by CJ


Posted by eyestar-Go Raiders! on May 9, 2018 at 4:52pm  


Enjoy vivid imagery? Come dream up and share some of your own for weekly rewards and winning exposure to the wide WdC audience.

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Word Pictures Contest  (13+)
Paint a picture in words using Free Verse.
#2149424 by bobturn


Posted by bobturn on May 6, 2018 at 4:08pm  


Drop on in and see what the excitement is all about. Better yet? Add some of your own for points and awards.

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The Cliff Hanger Contest  (13+)
How excited can you make me feel before leaving me wondering what's going to happen next?
#2147990 by bobturn


Posted by bobturn on May 6, 2018 at 4:05pm  


Do you have a camera handy? Show me your photographer side with your best pictures!
Weekly winners get either 10,000 GPs or a 10K awardicon on their entry.


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WDC Photo Contest  (ASR)
Got your camera handy? Come enter a photo along with a short writing!
#2156360 by Abby Gayle ~ Therma


Posted by Abby Gayle ~ Therma on Apr 26, 2018 at 10:06pm  


Every character has flaws. Show me how they help or hinder in the monthly prompt and win prizes!

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Character Flaws Contest  (E)
Come yarn me a tale about a flawed character!
#2144029 by Genipher


Posted by Genipher on Apr 22, 2018 at 11:51pm  


What's black and white and read all over?

If you guessed "newspaper", then you get an A+

The editor of The Weekly Echo is waiting for YOU to submit an entry to her desk.
Don't miss the deadline!


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The Weekly Echo  (E)
Weekly prompts for a fictional newspaper.
#2156188 by Genipher


Posted by Genipher on Apr 22, 2018 at 11:39pm  


Writing with the Seasons Contest

 
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Writing with the Seasons  (E)
A contest for those who write with the seasons. All forms of writing welcome.
#1868357 by *Southernemma*


Posted by *Southernemma* on Apr 12, 2018 at 7:42pm  


Science Fiction Short Story Contest: Post-Apocalyptic Edition!
The most creative and well-written entry will earn a review, 15K GP, and an awardicon!


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Science Fiction Short Story Contest  (18+)
A contest inspired by the serious need for more good sci-fi
#2140378 by BlackAdder


Posted by BlackAdder on Apr 6, 2018 at 12:10am  


The newest round of Pond Poetry is OPEN! Come get inspired by the motivational quote and write me an awesome poem with a chance to win some great prizes!

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Pond Poetry - June Round OPEN!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. Come on by!
#1341392 by Krysha is OVERWHELMED!


Posted by Krysha is OVERWHELMED! on Apr 1, 2018 at 1:57pm  


Unique writing prompts and awesome prizes, Pretty Pesky Prompts is eagerly waiting for your entries!

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Pretty Pesky Prompts   (E)
Contest to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts
#2105059 by Pesky Amanda is published!


Posted by Genipher on Mar 5, 2018 at 9:02pm  


Come see why this is my new contest love affair. Every entry gets an automatic 1,000 points just for posting. Three current prompts to choose from. What's not to love? It's your ball. See what net rewards this racket can bring bouncing back at you.

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Adaptive Writers Contest   (ASR)
This contest intends to challenge writers to write outside of their comfort zone
#2150828 by Slime-j


Posted by bobturn on Mar 4, 2018 at 1:34pm  


This contest is all about pets. Fiction, non-fiction, funny, sad, just make it entertaining.

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The PET NEWS CONTEST  (E)
WRITE ABOUT A BELOVED PET. OPEN FOR MARCH ROUND
#1986337 by GeminiGem


Posted by GeminiGem on Mar 1, 2018 at 4:18pm  


After a short hiatus, WE ARE BACK! This is the place to work on the characters in your stories. Pick some personality traits from this month's zodiac sign, and use them to develop your main character.

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


Posted by GeminiGem on Feb 27, 2018 at 4:19pm  


Would you like to win six Merit Badges and a shiny Awardicon?

A Fistful of Merit Badges  (13+)
Choose your own inspiration in this writing contest
#2083535 by Andy52in52~Wodehousing


Posted by Andy52in52~Wodehousing on Feb 25, 2018 at 5:30am  


Come for a February Round! There are two categories: Flash fiction and Short Stories. Multiple prompts to choose from and amazing prizes!

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Sinister Stories Contest  (13+)
A horror contest for everyone! Can you write a terrifying tale? February Special Round!
#1556724 by Jeff


Posted by ~ Aqua ~ on Feb 4, 2018 at 10:54am  


Welcoming all to the new historical fiction contest. The first round of this contest will begin January 1st, 2018.

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Historical Fiction Short Story Contest  (13+)
Interesting prompts to keep you interested in history.
#2143467 by Abby Gayle ~ Therma


Posted by Abby Gayle ~ Therma on Dec 29, 2017 at 2:14am  


A Daily/Weekly Contest To Keep Your Nightmares Churning!
5,000 Gift Points To The Daily Winner And A 10K Ribbon To The Weekly Winner!
Enter At Your Own Risk...
Or Are You Scared?


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SCREAMS!!!  (XGC)
A Daily Contest Of Horror And A Two Time 2016 Quill Award Recipient!
#2020439 by Angus


Posted by Angus on Dec 27, 2017 at 11:40am  


Are you a Scriptwriter? Have you ever wanted to try to write a Script? Do you like to try something new and different? If so, then this is the contest for you.

There are a lot of Short Story and Poetry contest on WDC. But only one Script Writing one.


The Monthly Script Writing Contest  (E)
Not just another monthly contest. Instead of Short Stories or Poetry, it's about Scripts.
#2144083 by PureSciFi - And the Oscar goes


Posted by PureSciFi - And the Oscar goes on Dec 25, 2017 at 2:49am  


Have fun writing a story in poetic form, you have 100 lines to do it in. most people do it in much fewer than that but your welcome to try!
write on any topic, there are no prompts. award icon for winner, merit badge for second place third gets gps.


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A Story-Poem Contest!!!  (E)
write a story that is in poetic form. No Prompts new or old! Quill winner!
#2102427 by Lisa Noe~kittylove


Posted by Lisa Noe~kittylove on Nov 5, 2017 at 9:22am  


November Round open for entries. Every contestant earns GPS. Additional prizes for winning entries include a Point of View merit badge, awardicons, and more GPS. Bonus for NaNo first chapters. Only ten entries accepted, so enter now before it's too late!

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Just One Point of View Contest  (18+)
It's all about third person limited point of view
#1992580 by Max Griffin


Posted by Max Griffin on Nov 1, 2017 at 7:48pm  


The prompt-word contest with a difference... write about a theme WITHOUT using the prompt words given. For all those writers who love show not tell. Poems and short stories welcome.

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The Taboo Words Contest  (13+)
create writing that has wings
#2139468 by Golden Eagle Eye


Posted by Golden Eagle Eye on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:18am  


Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest

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Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest  (E)
Test your skill and talent in the art of traditional poetry in this monthly contest.
#2055137 by Brenpoet - Away for one week.


Posted by Brenpoet - Away for one week. on Oct 5, 2017 at 3:36pm  


A new daily contest. Write the best poem for the prompt in 24 hours and you could win!

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The Daily Poem  (13+)
Think you can write a contest winning poem in 24 hours? Test yourself now!
#2133562 by Lorraine


Posted by Lorraine on Sep 30, 2017 at 4:14am  


A Haunted House Short Story Contest
Do you have what it takes to write a short story about a haunting or your personal experience? if so, please come by and check it out and enter your story. You may get my Exclusive Merit Badge.


 
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Haunted Houses Short Story Contest  (E)
It’s haunted and creepy but come on in, if you dare! Year Round
#2132045 by Beacon-Light43


Posted by Beacon-Light43 on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:01am  


Love Autumn? Love Romance? Then A Romance Contest is waiting for you.... as are the prizes.

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A Romance Contest ~~ Summer  (13+)
A short story contest for the Seasons of Romance. Round 21 is Summer: 1 June - 31 July.
#1892844 by Osirantinous


Posted by Osirantinous on Sep 6, 2017 at 4:14am  


Back for Round 10! Bring your 18+, GC and XGC short stories and poetry.

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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 Aug 30, 2017 at 12:21am  


Spirits At Lighthouses
This is a New Poetry Contest, So if you all are interested, Please come by and Check it out.


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Spirits At Lighthouses Poetry Contest  (E)
Do you have what it takes to write about a Haunting? (All Year Round)
#2128856 by Beacon-Light43


Posted by Beacon-Light43 on Jul 23, 2017 at 1:06pm  


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  


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 Choconut


Posted by Choconut on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:34pm  


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 quarterly short story contest for spiritual fiction -- a 2017 Quill Nominee
#2123887 by Jim Hall


Posted by Jim Hall on Jun 3, 2017 at 2:30pm  


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+)
A Quarterly Romance Contest -- a 2016 Quill Award Winner
#2089860 by Jim Hall


Posted by Jim Hall on May 29, 2017 at 10:08am  


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 Sally


Posted by Sally 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  (XGC)
A contest for poets who write poetry about strong and/or controversial subject matter.
#2112615 by Warped Sanity- Thanks Schnujo


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


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, 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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Bi-weekly Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
This will be a bi-weekly contest.
#2106425 by Chris Breva Quills Sponsor


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


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  


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)
Contest to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts
#2105059 by Pesky Amanda is published!


Posted by Mare ~ extended hiatus 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  (XGC)
A contest for those who deviate from societal norms in their story writing.
#2103204 by Warped Sanity- Thanks Schnujo


Posted by Warped Sanity- Thanks Schnujo 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   (18+)
Show off your skill using personification - give inanimate objects human qualities.
#2055579 by Sally


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


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