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The classic poetry challenge is BACK! Five days, five prompts, great prizes. Do you have what it takes? First event starts 1/20.

Rhythm & Rhyme: Poetry/Lyrics Challenge  (13+)
Are you ready to CHALLENGE yourself with new poetry forms and writing lyrics??
#2208785 by Krysha~Rhythm & Rhyme 2208785

Posted by Krysha~Rhythm & Rhyme 2208785 on Jan 16, 2020 at 5:29pm  

The January round, with enhanced prizes is now open. The 1st place story gets 100K GPS; prizes for 2nd and 3rd are also enhanced. Every entry gets 2K GPS and an in-depth review. Showcase your skills and win!

Show, Don't Tell Contest  (18+)
Show Don't Tell Contest Message Forum
#2162666 by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈

Posted by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈 on Jan 9, 2020 at 8:21am  

Talk, Talk, Talk

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

Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Jan 1, 2020 at 2:57pm  

Write something Weird

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 1, 2020 at 2:56pm  

Come on in, join the fun and enter a contest to benefit the Children of God group here on WDC. We will have new prompts every month!

Angel Wings Benefit Contest  (E)
A monthly contest to benefit the Children of God group to spread good cheer around WDC.
#2204162 by Rhoswen - Goal Reacher

Posted by Rhoswen - Goal Reacher on Jan 1, 2020 at 12:11am  

Contest begins January 1st at 12:AM ends January 31st 2020 at Noon. Military Poetry or Stories Old or new. That's up to you. Awardicons, Merit Badges and a few Gift Points too. Please read the rules, only a few.

Of course there's a Veterans Day - EVERY DAY!
#423698 by Monty

Posted by Monty on Dec 31, 2019 at 12:54pm  

January is National Soup Month! Write a story involving soup in some way... click the link for details!
This prompt runs from January 1 - 31, 2020.

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

Posted by Lilli on Dec 31, 2019 at 12:00pm  

Visualize a photo into Free Verse filled with emotion, color, nuance, and powerful description using as many of the five senses as you can.

My Word  (13+)
A weekly contest for Free Verse poets painting a photo prompt into words.
#2207742 by Bobturn

Posted by Bobturn on Dec 13, 2019 at 7:29am  

Dark poets (or even those a bit in the gray area): come join us for our Winter/XMas Round. Three different prompts to choose from. Free-Verse or Form, max of 60 lines and any rating accepted. First place gets a 75k Awardicon!!

Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest  (13+)
Round 35 Closed. Round 36 Opened Feb 1, 2020.
#1971713 by Darleen🌙2020

Posted by Darleen🌙2020 on Dec 8, 2019 at 7:04pm  

It's time for a lot of Holidays, and this time, we're creating a Holiday with a Fantasy or Science Fiction twist. Let's see how creative we can be.

The Anthro Activity Anteroom  (13+)
Activity room for the Non-Humans R Us members.
#1654618 by BIG BAD WOLF Is Merry!

Posted by BIG BAD WOLF Is Merry! on Dec 5, 2019 at 2:12pm  

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

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

Posted by Bobturn on Nov 30, 2019 at 10:40am  

Open to people of all faiths or none. Come on in!

Share Your Faith  (13+)
Are you spiritual? Religious? Or not at all? Can you incorporate this into your writing?
#2204562 by Kittiara

Posted by Kittiara on Nov 16, 2019 at 11:15am  

24 Syllables

Can you write a poem in only 24 Syllables?

24 Syllables   (E)
Can you write a poem in only 24 Syllables?
#2162300 by Lostwordsmith

Posted by Beholden on Nov 9, 2019 at 7:50pm  

Andre the Blog Monkey's Classic Rewrite Challenge.
A creative writing challenge for NEWBIES and their muses.
The challenge is to write a condensed version of a classic novel but to rewrite the story in a unique and creative way.
Details in The Banana Bar

Andre The Blog Monkey's Banana Bar  (18+)
Andre the Blog Monkey's Banana Bar It's a cyber bar owned by an imaginary monkey
#1985857 by Brother Nature

Posted by Brother Nature on Oct 29, 2019 at 5:45pm  

Science Fiction Short Story Contest: Halloween Horror Edition! The best, spookiest sci-fi entry wins double prizes this month!

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 Oct 3, 2019 at 11:33pm  

Four classic fairytales to create a new one!

 Fairy Tale Mix Up  (E)
Creating a new story using four classic fairy tales.
#2202156 by Luarel Montgommery

Posted by Luarel Montgommery on Oct 3, 2019 at 7:42am  

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

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!

The 4 Controversies Contest  (18+)
OPINIONS? Groovy! Try the 4C's Non-Fiction Contest. Dbl 2016 Quill Winner! CLOSED for Now.
#2083509 by Whatas Enjoying Whoville

Posted by Whatas Enjoying Whoville on Sep 2, 2019 at 3:04am  

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

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!

The Bard's Hall Contest  (13+)
The Bard's Hall January: "Reporting From the Roaring 20s"
#981150 by StephB Keeping Warm

Posted by Shsssh, It's Just Me! 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!

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).

Movie Quote Contest  (13+)
Take a movie quote prompt and weave a story around it. Contest closed for judging.
#2195963 by Abby Gayle

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.

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!

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  

Follow the image prompt of the month and write a story or poem that personifies the object shown.

PersonITfication -on HIATUS from 1/12/19  (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  

Ever write a story with no dialogue? Give it a try. It's really fun!

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!

GIF Me a Story-Bday edition! CLOSED 9/14  (E)
A Contest using GIFs
#2176101 by Dragon- handling shenanigans

Posted by Dragon- handling shenanigans on Dec 1, 2018 at 10:19am  

Weekly random contest! Every week is something new!! Open Now!! Win gift points or an award icon!!

SugarCube's Bi-Weekly Random Contest!!  (13+)
A New Contest Every Two Weeks!
#2175732 by IceSkating SugarCube

Posted by IceSkating SugarCube on Nov 26, 2018 at 10:33pm  

Grand Opening: A new contest to test your poetry skills. Write a poem inspired by a fairy tale using the current prompt.

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!

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.

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.

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

Posted by LegendaryMasK❤ 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.

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?

A Daily Contest Of Horror And A Three Time Quill Award Winner!
#2020439 by Angus - Go 49ERS!!!

Posted by Angus - Go 49ERS!!! 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.

A Story-Poem Contest!!!  (E)
write a story that is in poetic form. No Prompts new or old! Quill winner!
#2102427 by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv

Posted by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv on Nov 5, 2017 at 9:22am  

Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest

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.

Haunted Houses Short Story Contest  (E)
It’s haunted and creepy but come on in, if you dare! Year Round
#2132045 by Beacon45-Shining-On⚓️

Posted by Beacon45-Shining-On⚓️ on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:01am  

Spirits At Lighthouses
This is a New Poetry Contest, So if you all are interested, Please come by and Check it out.

Spirits At Lighthouses Poetry Contest  (E)
Do you have what it takes to write about a Haunting? (All Year Round)
#2128856 by Beacon45-Shining-On⚓️

Posted by Beacon45-Shining-On⚓️ 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!

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.

Spiritual Fiction Writing Contest-CLOSED  (13+)
a spiritual fiction short story contest - a 2017 Quill Nominee
#2123887 by Jim says Happy Valentines Day!

Posted by Jim says Happy Valentines Day! 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.

Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest  (13+)
A Monthly Romance Contest -- a 2016 Quill Award Winner
#2089860 by Jim says Happy Valentines Day!

Posted by Jim says Happy Valentines Day! 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!

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.

Rebel Poetry Contest  (XGC)
Currently open for the January/February 2020 round.
#2112615 by warpedsanity

Posted by warpedsanity 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.

Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#2106425 by Chris Breva- Marshall Graduate

Posted by Chris Breva- Marshall Graduate on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:43pm  

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

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!

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

Posted by Elisa the Snowman Stik 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

Contest challenges, just for you to show off your writing skills.
#1863623 by dog pack:saving4 premium renew

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

Comedy contest, enter your funniest story or poem!

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!

Twisted Tales Contest  (13+)
A monthly contest for stories with a twist. Get 500 GPs for entering! Jan round open!
#1269187 by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon

Posted by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:39pm  

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