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#2202997 by Ji pronounced Jeye

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)!

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

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.

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

Posted by BIG BAD WOLF Is Howling! on Oct 9, 2019 at 4:36pm  

Write A Weird Tale

A Contest Inspired by the Old Pulp Fiction Covers of Weird Tales Magazine
#2083492 by W.D.Wilcox

Posted by W.D.Wilcox on Oct 5, 2019 at 5:25pm  

Write Dialogue Only

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

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!

Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest  (13+)
Octoberfest Round 34 Week 3 Prompt Available! Featured in "The Contest Challenge"
#1971713 by 👑 Queen of Darkness🌙

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!

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  

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!

The Grim Reaper Contest  (13+)
Have you a Flash Fiction of Horror? Then, come and entry The Grim Reaper Contest!
#2046245 by Fell Ðead the Witch Whither

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.

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

Posted by Monty, The Grim Reaper on Sep 26, 2019 at 12:59pm  

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 Sophyween

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!

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

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!

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?

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

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 :)

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 October Horror "Hits the X-Files!"
#981150 by StephB

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!

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. October round: The Incredibles
#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 Nutty Choco’s on The Loose!

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!

Tweet Me a Story  (18+)
Write me a story or poem in the equivalent space of an 'old-school' tweet-140 characters.
#2040737 by Salloween

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!

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

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.

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

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.

Word Pictures Contest  (13+)
Share your lyrical worlds here and receive a review just for entering!
#2149424 by Ray Scrivener

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!!

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!

No Dialogue Contest  (E)
Write a story containing no dialogue, in 700 words or less, based on the monthly prompt.
#2079495 by ~Creepy QPdoll

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!

GIF Me a Story-Bday edition! CLOSED 9/14  (E)
A Contest using GIFs
#2176101 by Draghost-O-Lantern

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!!

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

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.

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.

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 Nutty Choco’s on The Loose!

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.

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

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.

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 Fangus

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.

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~Kittylove

Posted by Lisa Noe~Kittylove 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 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.

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.

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!

Verdant Poetry Contest  (E)
NATURE-themed quarterly contest.
#2000001 by Nutty Choco’s on The Loose!

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.

Spiritual Fiction Writing Contest  (13+)
a spiritual fiction short story contest - a 2017 Quill Nominee
#2123887 by Jim Hall (the Great Pumakin)

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.

Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest  (13+)
A Monthlyly Romance Contest -- a 2016 Quill Award Winner
#2089860 by Jim Hall (the Great Pumakin)

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!

The Newbies + Open Poetry Contest  (18+)
Poetry contest for Newbies + anyone in first year at WDC. Won 2016 Quill Best New Contest.
#2085863 by Salloween

Posted by Salloween on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:27pm  

A contest for those who write emotive poetry containing themes others fear tackling.

Rebel Poetry Contest- Closed temporarily  (XGC)
Will be reopening November.
#2112615 by Free broom lessons

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.

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...

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.

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

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, Stik or Treat

Posted by Elisa, Stik or Treat on Oct 29, 2016 at 4:57pm  

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