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Write a long poem (12 - 40 lines) using "anything" or "any character" you choose from the Scriptures. Personification and giving voice to silent characters are welcomed. The specific prompt is up to the author.


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The Lighthouse Poetry Contests  (E)
Contests With A Christian Theme
#1742964 by Quihadi


Posted by Quihadi on Apr 14, 2018 at 2:08pm  


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 - April Round OPEN!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. Come on by!
#1341392 by ~♥~Krysha~♥~


Posted by ~♥~Krysha~♥~ on Apr 1, 2018 at 1:57pm  


The Mark of the Sea Witch

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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 Apr 1, 2018 at 1:34pm  


A retarded conversation

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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 Apr 1, 2018 at 1:33pm  


Have you a Horror Flash Fiction tale? Then, come and entry Grim Blunt Trauma Contest. Prizes include Red Awardicon, a lot of Gift Points, and/or Horror/Scary Merit Badge or another Merit Badge!

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Grim Blunt Trauma Contest  (13+)
OPEN for Horror Flash Fiction Contest, April 1 - April 29, 2018!
#2046245 by Fictiøn Ðiva the Wørd Weava


Posted by Fictiøn Ðiva the Wørd Weava on Apr 1, 2018 at 12:35am  


Now Open! Come see the Photo Prompt to celebrate Earth Day!

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Holiday Short Story Contest  (13+)
Earth Day is April 22nd. Write a short story based on a "holiday-themed" prompt.
#2142083 by Lilli - ask me about HSSC!


Posted by Lilli - ask me about HSSC! on Mar 29, 2018 at 2:42pm  


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

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Pretty Pesky Prompts   (E)
CLOSED FOR APRIL!!! 2018 Contest to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts
#2105059 by Pesky Amanda is done!!!!


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  


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 Mar 4, 2018 at 1:01pm  


this is a contest for those who write in genres such as sword & sorcery and hard boiled detective

 The Pulp Pit  (18+)
a place where people interested in pulp genres can gather and share ideas
#2142509 by Clarence Starwell


Posted by Clarence Starwell on Mar 3, 2018 at 12:56pm  


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  


Blink will re-start on March 1st!



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BLINK!  (13+)
A monthly contest for short, and I do mean short, stories! 50 to 75 words only!
#2054775 by Autumn


Posted by Autumn on Feb 25, 2018 at 4:58pm  


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~More Star Trekking


Posted by Andy52in52~More Star Trekking on Feb 25, 2018 at 5:30am  


A weekly contest where you use free verse to paint a picture in words based on a photo prompt. Not a poet? No problem, Hey. It's free verse. Only creative writers need apply.

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


Posted by bobturn on Feb 17, 2018 at 8:29am  


For the creative minded, fantastically adroit, rich in sparkling personality, who have yet to be discovered or wish to be discovered once more by the WDC admiring throng. (Did I leave anyone out?) Come put an end to this, which it truly deserves.

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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 Feb 4, 2018 at 3:51pm  


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  


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

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Magic Words Contest   (13+)
A fantasy short story writing contest. Fantastic Prizes. Open 1st - 28th February
#1871010 by A E Willcox


Posted by A E Willcox on Jan 29, 2018 at 12:58pm  


By popular (almost, right?) demand— a FICTIONAL version of the original 4 Controversies Contest! Poems & Stories on CONTROVERSIAL subjects. Yup. Try it out— I think it’s gonna prove fun (grins)

 
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The 4C's SPECIAL Contest - CLOSED  (18+)
SPECIAL Round V. CONTEST for FICTIONAL Stories & Poems. Entrez Vous! 1-22-18 thru 4-1-18!
#2146706 by Whata Reviewing 4Cs


Posted by Whata Reviewing 4Cs on Jan 22, 2018 at 7:28am  


The Non-Fiction, Original 4C’s Contest. Finally!

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The 4 Controversies ORIGINAL Contest  (18+)
Got OPINIONS? Groovy! Try Non-Fiction. Dbl 2016 Quill Winner - CLOSED
#2083509 by Whata Reviewing 4Cs


Posted by Whata Reviewing 4Cs on Jan 22, 2018 at 7:26am  


Round 22 prompt is: SPARKLE. Write a story in 700 words or less using no dialogue.

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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 Jan 8, 2018 at 7:00am  


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  


Start your engines!
This NEW contest begins January 1, 2018!


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


Posted by Genipher on Dec 28, 2017 at 1:05am  


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  


Christmas is cancelled, with no reason why! Can you save the holidays? Tell us, what happened to make Santa do such a thing? Or, rewrite a Christmas carol to make it un-Christmassy!

 
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Bah Humbug!  (13+)
Christmas is cancelled...
#2141771 by Kittiara


Posted by Dragon on Dec 5, 2017 at 4:26pm  


The World Weavers' Triathlon begins today!
3 prompts, 3 months, 4 prizes - Running December 1st to 28th February


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World Weavers' Championship  (13+)
Judging underway
#2012128 by Tileira


Posted by Tileira on Dec 1, 2017 at 3:59pm  


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


Posted by Brenpoet 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: Busy, Busy, Busy!


Posted by Lorraine: Busy, Busy, Busy! 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 (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
#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 ~~ Spring  (13+)
A short story contest for the Seasons of Romance. Round 20 is Spring.
#1892844 by Osirantinous Capricornus


Posted by Osirantinous Capricornus 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  


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)
CONTEST CLOSED
#2093224 by ∞Purple Princess∞


Posted by ∞Purple Princess∞ 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)
CONTEST CLOSED
#2121278 by ∞Purple Princess∞


Posted by ∞Purple Princess∞ on Jul 7, 2017 at 7:52am  


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 ~ The Purple Panther


Posted by Choconut ~ The Purple Panther 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  (18+)
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?

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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 Marvin Schrebe aka Chris Breva


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


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