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Help us celebrate WDC's 19th Birthday! *Bigsmile* 19K GP daily prize, guest prompters, daily Merit Badges - AND a chance to win 190K GPs!

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


Posted by Sophy on Sep 2, 2019 at 6:56pm  


Now Open! Free EXCLUSIVE Merit Badge with 10 Tickets from Shaye's WDC Birthday Arcade. Generous prizes, including a QUILL Nomination to the Winner. Promoting Non-Fiction writing. Like a unicorn so rare, this contest is only seen once in a while... POOF!

IN & OUT
The 4 Controversies Contest  (18+)
OPINIONS? Groovy! Try the 4C's Non-Fiction Contest. Dbl 2016 Quill Winner! ENDS Oct. 7th
#2083509 by Whata RIP Gustopher


Posted by Whata RIP Gustopher on Sep 2, 2019 at 3:04am  


WDC BIRTHDAY BASH

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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 Sep 2, 2019 at 2:21am  


Let's Write Something Weird

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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 Sep 2, 2019 at 2:20am  


One Month 'til Prep! Currently seeking volunteers: Tech support, writing coaches, cheerleaders and judges.

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


Posted by Brandiwyn♪ on Sep 1, 2019 at 8:36am  


A Science Fiction short story contest with three prompts to choose from. Entries 2000-5000 words. Fantastic Prizes. Gold Award-winning stories will be nominated for a Quill Award.

 
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Other Worlds Contest  (18+)
Science Fiction Short Story Contest. Open: 1st - 30th September 2019
#2078460 by A E Willcox ~ Anne Bonny


Posted by A E Willcox ~ Anne Bonny on Aug 29, 2019 at 11:51am  


*Celebrating WdC's 19th Anniversary*. Write a fantasy short story or poem or one of each using the given prompt as inspiration. Open 1st September - 19th September.

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Fabulous Fantasy Contest   (18+)
A fantasy short story and poetry contest. For WdC's 19th Anniversary 1st - 19th September
#2125220 by A E Willcox ~ Anne Bonny


Posted by A E Willcox ~ Anne Bonny on Aug 29, 2019 at 11:47am  


The September round is now open. Write a story based on the prompt and showcase your skills at showing. Every entry earns 1000 GPS. Winning entries earn GPS, awardicons, and merit badges. We accept a maximum of ten entries, so start writing!

 
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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 29, 2019 at 9:24am  


For those of us prompted to think twice before answering a writing challenge. Here's a rewarding chance to find out why? Why Not?

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? Why ? Why Not ?  (E)
A contest prompting rewards for your best answer.
#2198842 by bobturn


Posted by bobturn on Aug 23, 2019 at 8:28am  


This is the first contest I have ever hosted. Please let me know if everything makes sense :)

 
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Defeating a God/Goddess Contest  (E)
One-time contest for poetry and prose 250-500 words
#2198450 by K5Rakitan


Posted by K5Rakitan on Aug 17, 2019 at 6:15pm  


Monthly contest with challenging prompts and some exciting prizes!

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The Bard's Hall Contest  (13+)
WDC Birthday Month! "COP SHOP MYSTERY"
#981150 by StephB


Posted by ŴebŴitch is MONK! on Aug 17, 2019 at 4:41pm  


This contest is just for newbies who have been a member of W.Com for less than six months! 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!

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


Posted by ~ Sisco ~ Back! on Aug 6, 2019 at 9:21pm  


Choose one of three (probably) well-known movie quotes to start your story. First round: The Lion King (1994).

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Movie Quote Contest  (13+)
Take a movie quote prompt and weave a story around it. August round: The Lion King (1994)
#2195963 by Abby Gayle


Posted by Abby Gayle on Aug 1, 2019 at 12:11am  


Science Fiction Short Story Contest: Opposites Edition. Fire and Ice, Technology and Magic, Darkness and Light, Silicon and Carbon - share your story that combines opposite or competitive pairings to create something greater than a sum of its parts!

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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 Jul 15, 2019 at 1:36pm  


The trick to this contest is to not use the obvious descriptive words. Poems and short fiction accepted.

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The Taboo Words Contest  (13+)
create writing that has wings
#2139468 by Choconut


Posted by Choconut on Jun 19, 2019 at 2:53pm  


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!


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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  


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

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


Posted by Phoebe Buffay (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.

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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  


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.

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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  


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

 
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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!

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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 9, 2019 at 7:13am  


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

 
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GIF Me a Story- Bday edition!  (E)
A Contest using GIFs
#2176101 by Dragyn


Posted by Dragyn on Dec 1, 2018 at 10:19am  


Four holiday prompts to choose from!

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


Posted by Phoebe Buffay (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!!

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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.

 
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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.

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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!

 
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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


Posted by Choconut 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.

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


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


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  


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 Three Time 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.


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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  


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 Ms. Pumpkin🎃45


Posted by Ms. Pumpkin🎃45 on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:01am  


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 Ms. Pumpkin🎃45


Posted by Ms. Pumpkin🎃45 on Jul 23, 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  


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 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.

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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!


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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- Closed temporarily  (XGC)
Will be reopening around October.
#2112615 by Warped Sanity


Posted by Warped Sanity on Feb 18, 2017 at 2:30am  


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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Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#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...

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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  



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


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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!

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Long, Long, Long  (18+)
Prompt-free contest for stories of the lengthier variety. New round now open!
#1782293 by Elisa, Stik 20K!


Posted by Elisa, Stik 20K! 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


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#1863623 by Not Available.


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


Comedy contest, enter your funniest story or poem!

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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!

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Twisted Tales Contest  (13+)
A monthly contest for stories with a twist. Get 500 GPs for entering! Sept round open!
#1269187 by Lesley May in 2195747


Posted by Lesley May in 2195747 on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:39pm  


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