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Short Shots: Official WDC Contest  [ASR]
Use the photo to inspire your creativity. Write a short story and win big prizes!
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Say what?!? Sometimes actions speak louder than words.

Say What?!?  (E)
A fun little contest about dialogue.
#2318885 by Averren

Posted by Averren on May 14, 2024 at 4:42pm  

Contest is back open!

Tales of Seduction - OPEN  (18+)
Stories of Erotica, Romance, or Love, wherever your muse takes you!
#1702029 by Purple Princess

Posted by Purple Princess on May 6, 2024 at 7:45pm  

Give me your best prompt prompted by the weekly prompt! Exclusive Prompt Me MB is awarded to the creator of the best prompt of that month's 1st Place winners.

The Prompt Me Contest  (13+)
Weekly winners will have a chance to win the monthly MB give-away!
#2000519 by Cubby

Posted by Cubby on May 5, 2024 at 11:19am  

Write the first chapter of a book, inspired by the prompt.

Chapter One   (18+)
Write the first chapter of a book, inspired by the prompt.
#2251577 by Cubby

Posted by Cubby on May 5, 2024 at 11:13am  

Come on over and enter a funny old or new poem! You can do it. Deadline May 31st @ 11:59 WdC Time.

The Humorous Poetry Contest  (18+)
The contest where the rating doesn't matter! ~ May 2024 - Round Open~
#1875093 by Lornda

Posted by Lornda on May 4, 2024 at 4:15pm  

May is a prompt-based short story round. Come see if it inspires!

The Lodestar Contest  (13+)
Looking for a guiding light. May 2024 round is open, looking for short stories.
#2130938 by Satuawany

Posted by Satuawany on May 3, 2024 at 11:25am  

Newbies who have been members of WdC for less than a year are welcome! Open prompt for short stories.

A Newbie Short Story Contest  (E)
OPEN MAY 1 - May 31, 2024
#2273966 by 🐦GeminiGem🌷

Posted by 🐦GeminiGem🌷 on May 3, 2024 at 11:16am  

MAY Contest. Check the rules and enter: Either a Short Story (2,000 word maximum) Or Poetry (44 lines maximum) between 05/01/2024 until 05/31/2024 at noon. Old or new, up to you. Awardicons and GPs too.

The Place for Seniors!
#427318 by Monty

Posted by Monty on Apr 30, 2024 at 12:36pm  

MAY 2024 Veterans Contest will run from 5/01/2024 until noon on 05/30/2024. Please enter old or new up to you. Awardicons and merit badges up for grabs. Show your support for Veterans. All registered members welcome to post.

Of course there's a Veterans Day - EVERY DAY!
#423698 by Monty

Posted by Monty on Apr 29, 2024 at 12:36pm  

The Bard's Hall offers great monthly prompts to challenge your writing skills! This April's prompt is Flash Fiction with an Adventure theme. Pop on over and enter. Prizes can include Exclusive Bard Hall Merit badges and more!

The Bard's Hall Contest  (13+)
MAY Villanelle
#981150 by StephBee

Posted by StephBee on Apr 27, 2024 at 5:11pm  

April/May contest now open. See forum for prompt and word count.

Horror Writing Contest  (13+)
A contest involving writing a horror story. Simple, really.
#2273172 by s

Posted by s on Apr 23, 2024 at 7:39am  

Flash fiction is fun to read and a challenge to write.
It must contain all the elements of a larger work of fiction, but in a much shorter space.
Write prompted short stories of 300 words or fewer.

Daily Flash Fiction Challenge  (13+)
Enter your story of 300 words or less.
#896794 by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon

Posted by Annette on Apr 13, 2024 at 8:26pm  

Looking for something to get your creative juices flowing? Look no further than here. What a great contest!

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

Posted by Purple Princess on Apr 13, 2024 at 4:35pm  

If you enjoy writing for children, this contest is for you! Never written a kids' story or poem? Give it a try!

Writing 4 Kids Contest   (ASR)
If you like writing stories and/or poems for kids, this is the contest for you!
#1999597 by Cubby

Posted by Cubby on Apr 2, 2024 at 8:33am  

March, named for the God of War, is in like a lion, out like a lamb...They say. How about a writing contest open to all, for any genre, any rating (marketed correctly)? Best of the month shall be my proclaim.

Free For All in March--CLOSED UNTIL 2025  (E)
A Contest Inspired by one of four images to write the best Item for March!
#2315218 by Joey's Spring has Sprung

Posted by Joey's Spring has Sprung on Mar 17, 2024 at 12:53pm  

Open only in March. You can submit up to four limerick poems. Prizes include an exclusive merit badge.

Lucky Limerick Contest  (13+)
Contest featuring funny poems using the limerick form.
#2184371 by 🌸 pwheeler - love joy peace

Posted by 🌸 pwheeler - love joy peace on Mar 16, 2024 at 1:11pm  

Write three versions of one story. Each version will tell the story from a different perspective of someone involved in it.

Three Perspectives Contest  (E)
Write a story from three different perspectives.
#2315975 by Averren

Posted by Averren on Mar 12, 2024 at 2:51pm  

Enter your best response based on the prompt answering a few questions. Related to the month! Open now until end of month.

Space Wars  (13+)
There is a war going on in outer space and the aliens need your help to bring peace!
#2280815 by Angelica- Happy Mothers Day!

Posted by Angelica- Happy Mothers Day! on Feb 2, 2024 at 10:02pm  

Can you write the best opening line and hook readers? Follow the picture prompt and create the most engaging first line(s) of a story! Gift Points and Exclusive Merit Badges up for grabs! Showcase your skills and win BIG! ROUND 8 OPEN!

Hook of the Book  (18+)
Can you write the most engaging opening sentence for a story? 100k+ GPs & Merit Badges!
#2293351 by Jeremy

Posted by Jeremy on Jan 1, 2024 at 8:57pm  

Open for January after a bit of time off. Can you write to a one-word prompt????

The LGBT Writing Contest - now judging  (18+)
Short story contest (with great prizes) for LGBT characters.
#1980539 by Osirantinous

Posted by Osirantinous on Jan 1, 2024 at 6:14pm  

The StAG Firebox opens tomorrow for the month of January! Use the picture prompt to give us your best steampunk stories!

StAG Firebox - Closed for judging!  (13+)
Steampunk fiction competition
#1781446 by Beck Firing back up!

Posted by Beck Firing back up! on Dec 31, 2023 at 5:10pm  

Choose one of three prompts, write a story that shows--as opposed to tells--what's happening, and win big prizes. This month's prompts are (a) write a Romance; OR (b) use the words glimmer, quandary, and demur; OR make your protagonist be afraid.

Tales Shown, Not Told OLD FORMAT  (18+)
A short story contest with a focus on showing, not telling.
#2295490 by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈

Posted by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈 on Dec 29, 2023 at 12:30pm  

The Santa, Elves and Reindeer contest is open to (almost) all genres! Give me your best Christmas story that follows the rules posted. 500-1,500 words (please put word count in the item!)

Santa, Elves, and Reindeer Contest  (ASR)
My 2023 Christmas Contest - bring your best short story to win great prizes!
#1730016 by Beck Firing back up!

Posted by Beck Firing back up! on Dec 5, 2023 at 4:48pm  

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