*Magnify*
SPONSORED LINKS
Creative fun in
the palm of your hand.
Printed from https://www.Writing.Com/view/171898
Printer Friendly Page Tell A Friend
(177)
Rated: E · In & Out · Writing.Com · #171898
Writing Contests on Writing.Com are posted here.
Header for the Contest Listing page underneath Item Jumps.

This is the place to find and advertise
writing contests within Writing.Com!


Current OFFICIAL Writing.Com Contests:


 
What a Character! : Official WDC Contest  [E]
Create a memorable character using the given prompt for huge prizes!
by Writing.Com Support


 
Good Deeds Get CASH!  [E]
Write reviews to win cash prizes!
by Writing.Com Support


List of all official WDC writing contests


If you are currently running a contest or would like to
plug a contest by another person, please do so here!

Another great place to find contests here at Writing.Com is to browse the Contest genre, available from the navigation under "Items By Genre". If you have a question about this page or need to have an incorrect listing removed, please visit "Plug Page Help

Note: This page lists only writing contests.
         Raffles, auctions, non-writing contests and other activities: "Activities @ Writing.Com
         For anything else, please see: "The Shameless "Plug" Page.



Tip: Click the + icon above to make this a favorite. It'll pop onto your list whenever new entries are added.
Can you write me a story or poem in just 140 characters (the length of an old-school tweet)?
1st prize is an exclusive contest merit badge and 5000gps!


FORUM
Tweet Me a Story  (18+)
Write me a story or poem in the equivalent space of an 'old-school' tweet-140 characters.
#2040737 by Sally


Posted by Sally on May 19, 2019 at 7:57am  


New May Prompt

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


Posted by W.D.Wilcox on May 15, 2019 at 7:52pm  


New Cover Prompt

FORUM
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 May 15, 2019 at 7:51pm  


Brand new contest! Read the one-sentence prompt. Pick a genre. Submit it by Wednesday evening. If Max likes yours the best, your story gets an Awardicon and you get a Merit Badge.

FORUM
Short Story Lair  (18+)
Read the prompt. Pick a genre. Submit a story by the last Wednesday of the month..
#2189388 by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈


Posted by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈 on May 3, 2019 at 1:45pm  


If you have been a member of W.Com for less than six 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 - Great prizes!

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


Posted by ~ Sisco ~ Back! on May 1, 2019 at 5:12pm  


Write a story that *shows* the elements in the prompt. Every entry earns 1,000 GPS. Best entries earn up to 20K GPS, awardicons, and merit badges. May 2019 round now open! Entries limited to ten, so enter now!

 
FORUM
Show, Don't Tell Contest  (18+)
Show Don't Tell Contest Message Forum
#2162666 by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈


Posted by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈 on May 1, 2019 at 12:48pm  


MAY CONTEST OPENS 5/01/19 and CLOSES 5/31/19 Rhyming or Free Verse. Old or New up to you Awardicons and Gift Points too. The Prompt is SEASONS. YOU KNOW Spring, Summer, Autumn. or Winter. SMILE! Please read the RULES.


FORUM
SENIOR CENTER FORUM  (ASR)
A Special Place for Seniors and visitors! CHECK OUT OUR CONTESTS!
#427318 by Monty


Posted by Monty on Apr 30, 2019 at 12:49pm  


Your mission, should you choose to accept it... select a musical album and write a collection of short stories based on each of the songs from that album. The contest runs from now until the end of July and has HUGE PRIZES! Don't miss out! *Bigsmile*

SURVEY
Musicology Anthology  (13+)
An annual music-themed contest that challenges you to write a collection of short stories.
#1377819 by Jeff


Posted by Jeff on Apr 16, 2019 at 5:37pm  


This month's challenge is poetry! C'mon Registered Authors (black cases), show us your stuff!

FORUM
Rising to the Challenge!  (13+)
A Rising Stars contest exclusively for WdC Members with black suitcases!
#2187117 by Lilli ☕


Posted by Lilli ☕ on Apr 13, 2019 at 6:38am  


Follow the image prompt of the month and write a story or poem that personifies the object shown.

FORUM
PersonITfication   (18+)
Show off your skill using personification - give inanimate objects human qualities.
#2055579 by Sally


Posted by Sally on Apr 4, 2019 at 2:08pm  


The Daily Poem is back for one month only in honour of NaPoWriMo!

FORUM
The Daily Poem  (13+)
Think you can write a contest winning poem in 24 hours? Back for April only!
#2133562 by Shaye Lorraine - Hibernating


Posted by Shaye Lorraine - Hibernating on Mar 31, 2019 at 1:35pm  


Back in business under new management with Come see what all the excitement is about. Each entry gets a review. Also new - 1st, 2nd, 3rd place wins.

FORUM
Word Pictures Contest  (13+)
Share your lyrical worlds here and receive a review just for entering!
#2149424 by Ray Scrivener


Posted by bobturn on Mar 7, 2019 at 12:46pm  


Science Fiction Short Story Contest: Phoenix Point Edition. The world is being conquered by an alien virus, turning men and women into creatures from your darkest nightmares. I invite you to share them...

FORUM
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 Mar 3, 2019 at 10:27am  


Lots of points and awardicons with 1st, 2nd and 3rd placement. Come on in and see if you are up for the challenge!!

 
FORUM
Knowledge is Power  (E)
How will you use your power?
#2176829 by DragonBlue


Posted by DragonBlue on Jan 9, 2019 at 11:02pm  


Ever write a story with no dialogue? Give it a try. It's really fun!

FORUM
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 Jan 9, 2019 at 7:13am  


Charity's 10 Year Anniversary Contest

 
FORUM
Charity's 10 Year Anniversary Contest  (E)
A prompt based contest for new or old entries! Revised and extended until 7/9/19.
#2176984 by Charity Marie is working hard!


Posted by Charity Marie is working hard! on Dec 10, 2018 at 2:00pm  


Brand new contest! Both a fundraiser for R.A.W.R. and a contest open to everyone. We hope to hear from you!

 
FORUM
Metamorphosis Contest  (13+)
A contest that challenges authors to transform one thing to another. Entries due March 15.
#2176427 by Sara♥Jean


Posted by Sara♥Jean on Dec 6, 2018 at 12:27am  


Do you like GIFs? Come on in! We are a weekly contest that prompts you- with GIFs! Come give us a try!

 
FORUM
GIF Me a Story  (E)
A Contest with GIF prompts
#2176101 by Dragon is Thesis writing


Posted by Dragon is Thesis writing on Dec 1, 2018 at 10:19am  


Four holiday prompts to choose from!

FORUM
Holiday Short Story Contest  (E)
Write a short story based on an obscure holiday with the prompt provided.
#2142083 by Lilli ☕


Posted by Lilli ☕ on Nov 29, 2018 at 2:59pm  


Weekly random contest! Every week is something new!! Open Now!! Win gift points or an award icon!!

FORUM
SugarCube's Weekly Random Contest!!  (13+)
A New Contest Each Week!
#2175732 by IceSkating SugarCube


Posted by IceSkating SugarCube on Nov 26, 2018 at 10:33pm  


Entries now being accepted for this contest of great importance to the human race....great prizes.

 
FORUM
5 Biggest Crimes Against Humanity  (13+)
A poetry/story contest about something of importance to the human race...
#2164309 by DragonBlue


Posted by DragonBlue on Oct 19, 2018 at 2:43am  


Grand Opening: A new contest to test your poetry skills. Write a poem inspired by a fairy tale using the current prompt.

FORUM
Once Upon A Contest  (E)
A unique contest for fairytale poetry.
#2169810 by Moon Fae 🖼️


Posted by Moon Fae 🖼️ on Sep 21, 2018 at 9:32pm  


An uplifting contest focusing on Jesus and music!

 
FORUM
Jesus Praise  (13+)
Write uplifting stories from Christian prompts in this musical contest!
#2165100 by Abby Gayle


Posted by Abby Gayle on Aug 5, 2018 at 7:54pm  


A contest to give a second chance to those pieces you thought should have placed but didn’t.

FORUM
Second Time Around Contest  (E)
Have you entered previous contests that you didn't win? Do you feel cheated? Step inside.
#2164876 by Choconut ~ Thanks Schnujo!


Posted by Choconut ~ Thanks Schnujo! on Aug 5, 2018 at 1:30pm  


Looking to sharpen your religious beliefs and express your love for our Heavenly Father. Enter this monthly contest and earn gp's, MB's and Awardicon's.

FORUM
The Lighthouse Poetry Contests  (E)
Contests With A Christian Theme
#1742964 by LegendaryMasK❤


Posted by LegendaryMasK❤ on Jul 9, 2018 at 11:00pm  


New Contest! Daily prompt based poetry contest, the challenge is the poem must be exactly 24 syllables! Opens July 1!

FORUM
24 Syllables  (E)
Can you write a poem in just 24 syllables?
#2162300 by Lostwordsmith❆


Posted by Lostwordsmith❆ on Jun 30, 2018 at 4:10pm  


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.


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


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


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?


FORUM
SCREAMS!!!  (XGC)
A Daily Contest Of Horror And A Triple Quill Award Winner!
#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.


FORUM
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  


Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest

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


Posted by Brenpoet on Oct 5, 2017 at 3:36pm  


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.


FORUM
Haunted Houses Short Story Contest  (E)
It’s haunted and creepy but come on in, if you dare! Year Round
#2132045 by Beacon44-⚓️🧩


Posted by Beacon44-⚓️🧩 on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:01am  


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

FORUM
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.


FORUM
Spirits At Lighthouses Poetry Contest  (E)
Do you have what it takes to write about a Haunting? (All Year Round)
#2128856 by Beacon44-⚓️🧩


Posted by Beacon44-⚓️🧩 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!

FORUM
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!

FORUM
Verdant Poetry Contest  (E)
NATURE-themed quarterly contest.
#2000001 by Choconut ~ Thanks Schnujo!


Posted by Choconut ~ Thanks Schnujo! on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:34pm  


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.



FORUM
Spiritual Fiction Writing Contest  (13+)
a spiritual fiction short story contest - 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.

FORUM
Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest  (13+)
A Monthlyly 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!


FORUM
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.

FORUM
Rebel Poetry Contest  (XGC)
A contest for poets who write poetry about strong and/or controversial subject matter.
#2112615 by Warped Sanity


Posted by Warped Sanity 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?

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


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


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.


FORUM
Bi-weekly Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
This will be a bi-weekly contest.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - 6 Years at WDC!


Posted by Chris Breva - 6 Years at WDC! on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:43pm  


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

FORUM
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.

FORUM
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  



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


FORUM
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!

FORUM
Long, Long, Long  (18+)
Prompt-free contest for stories of the lengthier variety. New round now open!
#1782293 by Little Running Stiky


Posted by Little Running Stiky 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


 
FORUM
disABILITY WRITERS GROUP CONTEST CABIN  (E)
Contest challenges, just for you to show off your writing skills.
#1863623 by dog pack:saving4 premium renew


Posted by dog pack:saving4 premium renew on Oct 13, 2016 at 12:05pm  


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.

 
FORUM
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 30DBC JULY HOST


Posted by Thundersbeard 30DBC JULY HOST on Jun 17, 2016 at 9:10pm  


Comedy contest, enter your funniest story or poem!

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


Posted by Sanita on Jul 27, 2015 at 2:31pm  


Enter your best story with a surprise twist!

FORUM
Twisted Tales Contest  (13+)
A monthly contest for stories with a twist. Get 500 GPs for entering! May round open!
#1269187 by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon


Posted by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:39pm  


Total Displayed: 50

Submit a Contest:
RULES:
*Star* Post any item rated from E thru XGC.

*Star* Post only items with E rated intros.

*Star* All text entered for plugs must be E rated!

*Star* Please post each item only one time per page. Once it has been pushed off the bottom of the page, you are welcome to add it again.

*Star* Please limit your posts to 3 different items on the page at any one time.

*Star* Please plug only writing contests on this page!
         Raffles, auctions, non-writing contests and other activities: "Activities @ Writing.Com
         For anything else, please see: "The Shameless "Plug" Page

*Exclaim* In order to provide fair exposure to all members, anyone who does not follow the rules above may have all of their submissions removed from the page without prior notice or warning.

Please provide the Item ID you wish to submit:
(Enter only a numeric Item ID or its alias.)

Enter your Contest below:
(Please do not use WritingML; it will NOT be processed.)

0 of 255 Characters
In & Out Submission Settings:
*Bullet* Self Deletion: Allowed
*Bullet* Direct Follow Ups: Allowed
*Bullet* Post Limiting: Limited to 3 Posts.
Log in to Leave Feedback
Username:
Password:
Not a Member?
Signup right now, for free!
All accounts include:
*Bullet* FREE Email @Writing.Com!
*Bullet* FREE Portfolio Services!
Printed from https://www.Writing.Com/view/171898