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Write an interview with Cupid

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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 Feb 12, 2019 at 4:07pm  


Submit Today

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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 Feb 12, 2019 at 4:06pm  


SENIOR FORUM open on 02/10/19 until 03/10/19 Awardicons and Gift points too. Entry must be poetry that rhymes old or new, up to you PROMPT "VETERANS" I'll be waiting.

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


Posted by Monty on Feb 8, 2019 at 3:07pm  


Space Pirates are coming to the Science Fiction Short Story Contest. Lend a hand to repel them, or they might be after you next! Aarrgh!

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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 6, 2019 at 12:03am  


February Round Open.

Runs: February 1st- February 28th
Theme: Valentine's Day
Entry Type: Short Story


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Elizabeth's Poetry & Short Story Contest  (13+)
Open for January Poetry submissions.
#2113830 by Elizabeth Hayes is Heartbroken


Posted by Elizabeth Hayes is Heartbroken on Feb 2, 2019 at 5:01pm  


You can be Mr. Or Ms. Heart Throb Poet in WDC Land.

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


Posted by Samberine Everose on Feb 1, 2019 at 2:24am  


Round 29 now open! Time to make me laugh. Deadline: February 27th @ Noon WdC Time

FORUM
The Humorous Poetry Contest  (18+)
The contest where the rating doesn't matter!~February round now open~
#1875093 by Lornda


Posted by Lornda on Jan 31, 2019 at 7:36pm  


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

FORUM
Musical Drabble  (13+)
A Flash Fiction contest based around a given song prompt
#2085951 by Spacecat


Posted by Spacecat on Jan 31, 2019 at 1:51pm  


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  


The What's Your Line Contest has three prompts based on movie quotes. You can submit entries for all three quotes and you can submit poetry or shorts. This is a month long contest so, please head on over and review the rules. Hope to see you there! Taryn

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What's Your Line?  (E)
A contest using famous quotes from classic movies as a prompt.
#2070222 by TarynSloane ~ Writing


Posted by TarynSloane ~ Writing on Jan 1, 2019 at 11:28am  


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. January 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 Jan 1, 2019 at 9:27am  


Charity's 10 Year Anniversary Contest

 
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Charity's 10 Year Anniversary Contest  (E)
A prompt based contest for new or old entries! Revised and extended on 1/20/19.
#2176984 by Charity's in a funk


Posted by Charity's in a funk 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!

 
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GIF Me a Story  (E)
A Contest with GIF prompts
#2176101 by DragonSaysHAPPY CHINESE NEWYR!


Posted by DragonSaysHAPPY CHINESE NEWYR! on Dec 1, 2018 at 10:19am  


Four holiday prompts to choose from!

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Holiday Short Story Contest (HSSC)  (E)
Write a short story based on a holiday prompt.
#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+)
Every week a new contest.
#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  


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

FORUM
The Prompt Me Contest  (13+)
The simplest contest ever! Send me a prompt, I pick a winner! Please read all the rules!
#2000519 by Cubby~On the Road 🌴


Posted by Cubby~On the Road 🌴 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.

FORUM
Picture a Story  (18+)
Send me a title and summary of your story idea, prompted by the picture.
#2003926 by Cubby~On the Road 🌴


Posted by Cubby~On the Road 🌴 on Sep 24, 2018 at 9:01am  


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  


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

FORUM
The PET NEWS CONTEST  (E)
WRITE ABOUT A BELOVED PET.
#1986337 by GeminiGem


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


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


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.

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  


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

FORUM
Pretty Pesky Prompts   (E)
Closed until December! Contest to push you to your limit and beyond with strange prompts
#2105059 by Pesky Amanda is away for now.


Posted by Genipher-gone fishing! on Mar 5, 2018 at 9:02pm  


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 Two Time 2016 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  


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


Posted by DancingPen 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.


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


Posted by Choconut on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:34pm  


4 merit badges on offer, Winners will be voted on via poll!

FORUM
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.



FORUM
Spiritual Fiction Writing Contest  (13+)
a spiritual fiction short story contest - a 2017 Quill Nominee - On indefinate hiatus.
#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 Quarterly Romance Contest -- a 2016 Quill Award Winner - On indefinate hiatus
#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.

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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  


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.


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


Posted by Chris Breva - at Marshall U! 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  


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 Sally


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


Write a poem or story in the length of a 'tweet': just 140 characters. Are you up for the challenge? Come take a look!

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 Nov 22, 2016 at 3:59pm  


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