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An ongoing 'fun' writing contest of skill and imagination. Check it out!
Posted by Ji pronounced Jeye on Oct 13, 2019 at 12:52pm
Celebrating "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month"!!! Write and submit a story about a dog or dogs, any genre (including horror)!
Posted by Lilli Munster on Oct 11, 2019 at 6:03am
This month only, time for some romance. Let's see just how good you are.
Posted by BIG BAD WOLF Is Howling! on Oct 9, 2019 at 4:36pm
Write A Weird Tale
Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Oct 5, 2019 at 5:25pm
Write Dialogue Only
Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Oct 5, 2019 at 1:36pm
Come write us some Dark Poetry (E-XGC) using our picture prompts every other month. Top prize is 75k Awardicon. October will be Octoberfest with weekly prompts for a minimum of 75k Awardicon every week. Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies!
Posted by 👑 Queen of Darkness🌙 on Oct 4, 2019 at 12:01am
Science Fiction Short Story Contest: Halloween Horror Edition! The best, spookiest sci-fi entry wins double prizes this month!
Posted by BlackAdder on Oct 3, 2019 at 11:33pm
Four classic fairytales to create a new one!
Posted by Luarel Montgommery on Oct 3, 2019 at 7:42am
The Tenth Grim Reaper Contest is now open! Prizes include Orange Awardicon, a lot of Gift Points, and/or Horror/Scary Merit Badge or another Merit Badge!
Posted by Fell Ðead the Witch Whither on Oct 1, 2019 at 12:21am
Contest begins October 1 ends Oct. 31 at no specified time Military Poetry or Stories Old or new. That's up to you. Awardicons, Merit Badges Gift Points too. Please read the rules, only a few.
Posted by Monty, The Grim Reaper on Sep 26, 2019 at 12:59pm
Help us celebrate WDC's 19th Birthday! 19K GP daily prize, guest prompters, daily Merit Badges - AND a chance to win 190K GPs!
Posted by Sophyween 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!
Posted by Whatas Judging L.Ito on Sep 2, 2019 at 3:04am
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!
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?
Posted by BobThing on Aug 23, 2019 at 8:28am
This is the first contest I have ever hosted. Please let me know if everything makes sense :)
Posted by K5Rakitan on Aug 17, 2019 at 6:15pm
Monthly contest with challenging prompts and some exciting prizes!
Posted by OhWhataTangle WebŴitch Weaves 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!
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).
Posted by Abby Gayle on Aug 1, 2019 at 12:11am
The trick to this contest is to not use the obvious descriptive words. Poems and short fiction accepted.
Posted by Nutty Choco’s on The Loose! 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!
Posted by Salloween on May 19, 2019 at 7:57am
This month's challenge is poetry! C'mon Registered Authors (black cases), show us your stuff!
Posted by Lilli Munster 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.
Posted by Salloween 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.
Posted by BobThing 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!!
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!
Posted by ~Creepy 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!
Posted by Draghost-O-Lantern on Dec 1, 2018 at 10:19am
Weekly random contest! Every week is something new!! Open Now!! Win gift points or an award icon!!
Posted by IceScreaming SugarCube on Nov 26, 2018 at 10:33pm
Entries now being accepted for this contest of great importance to the human race....great prizes.
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.
Posted by Moon Fae on Sep 21, 2018 at 9:32pm
An uplifting contest focusing on Jesus and music!
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.
Posted by Nutty Choco’s on The Loose! 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.
Posted by LegendaryMasK❤ MasK of Zorro 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.
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?
Posted by Fangus 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.
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.
Posted by Lisa Noe~Kittylove on Nov 5, 2017 at 9:22am
Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest
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.
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.
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.
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!
Posted by Nutty Choco’s on The Loose! 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.
Posted by Jim Hall (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.
Posted by Jim Hall (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!
Posted by Salloween on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:27pm
A contest for those who write emotive poetry containing themes others fear tackling.
Posted by Free broom lessons 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.
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...
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.
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
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!
Posted by Elisa, Stik or Treat on Oct 29, 2016 at 4:57pm
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