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

 
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5 Biggest Crimes Against Humanity  (E)
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  


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 Oct 10, 2018 at 8:34pm  


Have you a Horror Flash Fiction tale? Then, come and entry Grim Blunt Trauma Contest. Prizes include Awardicons, 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, October 3 - October 31, 2018!
#2046245 by Frighten Dead the Witch Warp


Posted by Frighten Dead the Witch Warp on Oct 3, 2018 at 12:00am  


It's simple... Send me a prompt; I'll pick a winner! Monday thru Saturday, every week! Be sure to read the rules!

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The Prompt Me Contest  (13+)
The simplest contest ever! Send me a prompt, I pick a winner! Please read all the rules!
#2000519 by Cubweb Weaver


Posted by Cubweb Weaver on Sep 24, 2018 at 9:35pm  


All I need is a title and summary, prompted by the picture! No bitems necessary! Please be sure to read all the rules.

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Picture a Story  (18+)
Send me a title and summary of your story idea, prompted by the picture.
#2003926 by Cubweb Weaver


Posted by Cubweb Weaver on Sep 24, 2018 at 9:01am  


Now open for October! Submit a newly written story about pumpkin carving.

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Holiday Short Story Contest (HSSC)  (E)
Write a short story based on a holiday prompt.
#2142083 by 🕸 Lilli Munster ☕️


Posted by 🕸 Lilli Munster ☕️ on Sep 23, 2018 at 7:15am  


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

 
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Once Upon A Contest  (E)
A unique contest for fairytale poetry.
#2169810 by Dark Fae 🎴


Posted by Dark Fae 🎴 on Sep 21, 2018 at 9:32pm  


Are you PREPPING?

Join our month-long novel-planning activity and try your hand at four competitive writing assignments.


SURVEY
October NaNoWriMo Prep Contest Rounds  (E)
Four competitive novel prep assignments accompanying the October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge
#2134154 by Battywyn♪


Posted by Battywyn♪ on Sep 19, 2018 at 9:02am  


We are back with an Autumn/Halloween theme for the October round. Fiction and non-fiction, poetry and short stories are accepted.

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


Posted by GeminiGem on Sep 16, 2018 at 10:42pm  


Science Fiction Short Story Contest: September Future Worlds Edition!

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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 Sep 3, 2018 at 11:14pm  


Submit

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WEIRD TALES CONTEST  (18+)
A Contest Inspired by the Old Pulp Fiction Covers of Weird Tales Magazine
#2083492 by Face of Inhuman Configuration


Posted by Face of Inhuman Configuration on Sep 3, 2018 at 1:58am  


Celebration Time

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The Dialogue 500  (18+)
Dialogues of 500 words or less.
#941862 by Face of Inhuman Configuration


Posted by Face of Inhuman Configuration on Sep 3, 2018 at 1:57am  


An uplifting contest focusing on Jesus and music!

 
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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.

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Second Time Around Contest  (E)
Have you entered previous contests that you didn't win? Do you feel cheated? Step inside.
#2164876 by Choconut NaNo Sponsors Needed


Posted by Choconut NaNo Sponsors Needed on Aug 5, 2018 at 1:30pm  


Write a story that *shows* the items in the prompt. Every entry earns 1,000 GPS. Best entries earn up to 20K GPS, awardicons, and merit badges. Be the first winner in the inaugural round of this contest. Entries limited to ten, so enter now!

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


Posted by Max Griffin on Aug 1, 2018 at 9:01am  


Bite Size Poetry Contest - for those who say much in just a few words.

 
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Bite Size Poetry Contest  (E)
Just one small sweet bite of poetry is all I need.
#1559317 by Taizia


Posted by Taizia on Jul 25, 2018 at 1:11pm  


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.

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The Lighthouse Poetry Contests  (E)
Contests With A Christian Theme
#1742964 by LegendaryMasK💓Elvira


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


Round 28's prompt is ANIMAL. Write a descriptive story 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 QP the Friendly Ghost


Posted by QP the Friendly Ghost on Jul 1, 2018 at 12:13pm  


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

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


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


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. August round open!
#2045467 by Night of the Living Lorraine


Posted by Night of the Living Lorraine on Jun 2, 2018 at 1:55pm  


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


Posted by Abby Gayle 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  


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 👻Spooky Teacher Amanda👻


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~Is back baby!


Posted by bobturn-of-the-screw on Mar 4, 2018 at 1:34pm  


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  


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 Winner!
#2020439 by FrANGUStein


Posted by FrANGUStein 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  


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.

FORUM
The Taboo Words Contest  (13+)
create writing that has wings
#2139468 by DancingPen NaNoSponsors Please


Posted by DancingPen NaNoSponsors Please 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 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 🎃Pumpkin-Beacon44


Posted by 🎃Pumpkin-Beacon44 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 ~~ Open  (13+)
A short story contest for the Seasons of Romance. Round 22 is Autumn
#1892844 by Dungeon Master Os


Posted by Dungeon Master Os 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 🎃Pumpkin-Beacon44


Posted by 🎃Pumpkin-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!

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Endings are the New Beginning Contest  (13+)
Create a new poem from the last line of another
#2128149 by Lostwordwitch


Posted by Lostwordwitch 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 NaNo Sponsors Needed


Posted by Choconut NaNo Sponsors Needed 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 30DBC JULY HOST


Posted by Thundersbeard 30DBC JULY HOST 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 It's the Great Pumakin!


Posted by It's the Great Pumakin! 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 It's the Great Pumakin!


Posted by It's the Great Pumakin! 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 🕸 Salloween 🕸


Posted by 🕸 Salloween 🕸 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 Toil&Trouble_Cauldron_Bubble


Posted by Toil&Trouble_Cauldron_Bubble 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 story or poem in 24 hours or less and win 10,000 GPs!
#333655 by Sophyween


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


Five For Fighting!!!

 Ten Minute Misconduct 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 Boo!reva - JackOLantern!


Posted by Chris Boo!reva - JackOLantern! 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 👻Spooky Teacher Amanda👻


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- On Hiatus  (XGC)
Reopens Feb. 2019
#2103204 by Toil&Trouble_Cauldron_Bubble


Posted by Toil&Trouble_Cauldron_Bubble 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.


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


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


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