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Contests & Activities: October 19, 2016 Issue [#7923]


Contests & Activities


 This week: Something For Everyone
  Edited by: Elle
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For a lot of people, October is about Halloween and all that the occasion inspires. As someone who comes from a country where Halloween is not widely celebrated or considered important, I find it interesting to see what else is out there. And the most obvious (apart from the exciting fact that the huge fireworks extravaganzas of Guy Fawkes Night are on their way!) is that it is National Novel Writing Month in November and so all the novelists (and would-be novelists) are in full preparation mode. What has the site got in store for those doing NaNo this year, and what about those who aren't?



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National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo) is understandably a big deal on a writing site like Writing.com. We have our share of published and unpublished novelists, and even more wannabe novelists who are still hoping to complete their first novel. Currently, most of those planning to participate are busy working on outlines, developing characters, and stocking up on microwavable dinners in the hope that they'll manage to write 50,000 words of their new novel in November.

There are a number of NaNoWriMo-themed activities around the site, including the "October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge which has been running full steam since October 1st. I'll list some more activities you might like to check out below.

But what if you're not doing NaNoWriMo? Don't despair! *Laugh* There are still plenty of things going on in late-October and November for you too. There are, of course, a number of Halloween-themed contests that close on 31 October. There are also heaps of monthly activities and contests that run continuously throughout the year.

Just a tip from someone who has sat through a few Novembers on this site... November is typically a quiet month for contest entries. If you're a little shy about putting your name forward, this is the perfect time, because the competition is not quite as fierce as it can be. *Smile*



These contests and activities close at the end of October:

 New Merit Badge Commissioning  (13+)
Would like a specific community MB commissioned but can't afford it? Come on in!
#1148751 by Gaby


 
SURVEY
Short Shots: Official WDC Contest  (E)
Use the photo to inspire your creativity. Write a short story and win big prizes!
#1221635 by Writing.Com Support


FORUM
Grim Blunt Trauma Contest  (13+)
A Flash Fiction Contest for Horror Flash Fiction and/or Mystery Flash Fiction. CLOSED.
#2046245 by Fictiøn Ðiva the Wørd Weava


 
FORUM
Other Worlds Contest  (18+)
Science Fiction Short Story Contest. Closed. Next rounds TBA
#2078460 by A E Willcox


FORUM
Magic Words Contest   (13+)
A fantasy short story contest. Fantastic Prizes. Closed
#1871010 by A E Willcox


FORUM
THE 'SCREAMS!!!' HALLOWEEN CONTEST!  (XGC)
A MONTHLONG CONTEST IN CELEBRATION OF THE SPOOKIEST DAY/NIGHT OF THE YEAR!
#2060065 by Angus


FORUM
Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest  (13+)
Open February 1-28 2019
#1971713 by 🌙 Darleen


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



Check out these special November contests and activities:

FORUM
Gangsta's Paradise Contest  (18+)
The low down and dirty story paradise
#1080342 by Gaby


FORUM
NaNoWriMo Write-A-Thon  (ASR)
A NaNoWriMo fundraiser... compete as a NaNo writer or donate by sponsoring one!
#1546312 by Jeff


FORUM
Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest  (13+)
A Quarterly Romance Contest -- a 2016 Quill Award Winner - On indefinate hiatus
#2089860 by Jim Hall


FORUM
30-Day Blogging Challenge  (13+)
WDC's Longest Running Blog Competition - February 50/50 Fundraiser up now!
#1786069 by Fivesixer


SURVEY
Journey Through Genres: Official Contest  (E)
Write a poem in the given genre to win big prizes!
#1803133 by Writing.Com Support



And these contests are regular or ongoing, but definitely worth checking out!

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


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FORUM
Write from the Heart Poetry Contest  (E)
CONTEST CLOSED
#2093224 by ∞PurpleSnowflakes∞


FORUM
Supernatural Writing Contest   (18+)
No prompt! Old or new! Stories and poems accepted!
#1771874 by Lorraine


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#2088411 by Not Available.


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FORUM
SCREAMS!!!  (XGC)
A Daily Contest Of Horror And A Two Time 2016 Quill Award Winner!
#2020439 by Angus


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


IN & OUT
The 4 Controversies ORIGINAL Contest  (18+)
Got OPINIONS? Groovy! Try Non-Fiction. Dbl 2016 Quill Winner - CLOSED
#2083509 by WhataMechanic Hat On


FORUM
WDC Teen Contest  (13+)
A teen- themed contest FOR EVERYONE! NEW ROUND- March/April
#2036804 by DragonSaysHAPPY CHINESE NEWYR!


FORUM
A Romance Contest ~~ Closed for Judging  (13+)
A short story contest for the Seasons of Romance.
#1892844 by Os the Capricorn


FORUM
The Dialogue 500  (18+)
Dialogues of 500 words or less.
#941862 by W.D.Wilcox


FORUM
WEIRD TALES CONTEST  (18+)
A Contest Inspired by the Old Pulp Fiction Covers of Weird Tales Magazine
#2083492 by W.D.Wilcox


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#2061904 by Not Available.


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


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

 
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