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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  


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 Feb 6, 2018 at 3:27pm  


A contest inspired by the serious need for more good sci-fi -- February Space Opera 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 Feb 5, 2018 at 9:55pm  


Open for entries. The prompt based contest for flash fiction romance and erotica now with weekly prompts and a month based thematic competition.

The Weekly Quickie Challenge  (18+)
Can you excite in 869 words? Month: February Theme: Love
#1355442 by Dawn Embers


Posted by Dawn Embers on Feb 5, 2018 at 1:04am  


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  


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 Feb 4, 2018 at 11:43am  


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  


Who will going to be our Second Mr Or Ms. WDC Heart Throb 2018. Find it out by entering here in this Annual Poetry Contest for the Season of Heart.

 
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Search for a WDC Heart Throb Poet  (E)
A contest for the heart season- (Poetry Contest)
#2110571 by Samberine-low internet signal


Posted by Samberine-low internet signal on Jan 31, 2018 at 10:43pm  


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 4 Controversies SPECIAL Contest  (18+)
SPECIAL Round V. CONTEST for FICTIONAL Stories & Poems. Entrez Vous! 1-22-18 thru 3-1-18!
#2146706 by Whata Reality is Subjective


Posted by Whata Reality is Subjective 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. January 22, 2018 ~ March 1!
#2083509 by Whata Reality is Subjective


Posted by Whata Reality is Subjective on Jan 22, 2018 at 7:26am  


What's in the chest?

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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 Jan 17, 2018 at 9:26pm  


So you wanna quit your day job and become a writer

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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 Jan 17, 2018 at 9:24pm  


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  (18+)
Interesting prompts to keep you interested in history.
#2143467 by Abby Gayle


Posted by Abby Gayle 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  


Accepting entries now for January round, open prompt, newly written FUNNY short stories.

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The Comedy Club Contest  (18+)
A Contest For The Funny Side Of Life. WILL REOPEN IN APRIL 2018
#1965952 by GeminiGem


Posted by GeminiGem on Dec 27, 2017 at 7:33pm  


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  


The Pet News Contest is back for the January round with an open prompt. Short stories and poems accepted.

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The PET NEWS CONTEST  (E)
WRITE ABOUT A BELOVED PET. BACK IN MARCH 2018
#1986337 by GeminiGem


Posted by GeminiGem on Dec 26, 2017 at 9:31am  


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- CNY is open! 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+)
World Weavers' Triathlon 1st December to 28th February
#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 Eagle Eye


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


If you have been a member of W.Com for less than 6 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!

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


Posted by ~ Sisco ~ on Oct 15, 2017 at 7:12pm  


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


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 (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 ~~ reopens 1 March  (13+)
A short story contest for the Seasons of Romance. Round 19 is Winter.
#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  


Build a whole new world! Do you have an idea for a new world bouncing around in your head? Well make it a reality by joining this six month program to help build it.

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#2087380 by Not Available.


Posted by Lyndsay Rae on Aug 8, 2017 at 3:37pm  


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 WarriorWordsmith💖


Posted by WarriorWordsmith💖 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)
Round 35 ~ What would you do for your loved one? Write it in a poem 45 line count.
#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)
Prompt 18: Right now, I don't know if I want to kiss you or shove you off a bridge.
#2121278 by ∞Purple Princess∞


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


Round 78 at Pond Poetry is open for business! The prompt image may seem dark but it's up to you what you make of it! Take a positive spin on it! I just wrote my very first poem in the form that I listed and I really enjoyed it so I hope you enjoy it too!

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Pond Poetry - Open for Feb. Entries!  (ASR)
A monthly poetry contest sponsored by The Talent Pond. Come on by!
#1341392 by ~♥~Krysha~♥~


Posted by ~♥~Krysha~♥~ on Jul 2, 2017 at 1:06pm  


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  (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 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  


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)
Monthly Prompt Based Competition to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts
#2105059 by Pesky Amanda ~ Quill Nominee


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  (18+)
A contest for those who deviate from societal norms in their story writing.
#2103204 by Warped Sanity


Posted by Warped Sanity on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:43am  


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