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The Endless Halloween is a recurring weekly horror contest. Prompts are given every Monday with the winner announced the following Sunday. We are now on the contest's second week with judging set to occur on 6/11.

New prompts have been posted!

The Endless Halloween  (XGC)
Weekly Short Story Horror Contest
#2295962 by DoubleCat

Posted by DoubleCat on Jun 4, 2023 at 11:35pm  

Tropes, romance and all that fluffy/spicy stuff within a minimal word count flash fiction story. Are you up for the challenge?

The Weekly Quickie Contest  (18+)
Can you excite in 690 words? Romance+ Contest, June Theme: Tropes
#1355442 by Dawn Embers

Posted by Dawn Embers on Jun 2, 2023 at 7:30pm  

Write a first chapter inspired by the prompt.

Chapter One  (18+)
Write the first chapter of a book, inspired by the prompt.
#2251577 by Cubby

Posted by Cubby on Jun 2, 2023 at 3:41pm  

Round 4 is open! Enter your best in-depth review of ANY item on WDC for a shot at an Amazon Gift Card, Exclusive and Community Merit Badges, and Gift Points! Running in tandem with the Contest Challenge so your 1 review qualifies you for 2 contests!

The Best Review Contest  (E)
ROUND 4 OPEN! Can you give the best in-depth review? Amazon GC & 125K+ GPs in prizes!
#1287469 by Jeremy πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Posted by Jeremy πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ on Jun 1, 2023 at 12:46pm  

The June Horror Writing Contest is open. Picture Prompt!

Horror Writing Contest!   (13+)
A contest involving writing a horror story. Simple, really.
#2273172 by Steven (PLEASE BUY MY BOOKS!)

Posted by Steven (PLEASE BUY MY BOOKS!) on Jun 1, 2023 at 1:22am  

Come on over and enter a funny story with a maximum word court of 500!
Deadline: June 30th @ 11:59 PM WdC Time.
You can't win unless you enter!!

The Humorous Short Story Contest  (18+)
Fiction, non-fiction, old, or new entries ~ New Round June 1st ~ NEW: Write to prompts ~
#1983164 by Lornda

Posted by Lornda on May 31, 2023 at 6:32pm  

JUNE Contest. Check the rules and enter: Either a Short Story (2,000 word maximum) Or Poetry (44 lines maximum) between 06/01/2023 until 06/30/2023 at noon. Old or new, up to you. Awardicons and GPs too.

The Place for Seniors!
#427318 by Monty

Posted by Monty on May 31, 2023 at 12:35pm  

Redemption Vignettes

 Redemption Vignettes  (E)
Contest: Write a Redemption Vignette
#2296509 by empathy

Posted by empathy on May 29, 2023 at 4:28pm  

Blackadder's Cantina Space Opera Contest

BlackAdder's Cantina Space Opera Contest  (13+)
A place for spacers, washouts, and dreamers of dreams. Open for May 2023!
#2275750 by BlackAdder

Posted by BlackAdder on May 1, 2023 at 11:10pm  

MAY 2023 Veterans Contest will run from 05/01/2023 until the end of month that has at least 10 entries. Please enter old or new up to you. Awardicons and merit badges up for grabs. Show your support for Veterans. All registered members welcome to post.

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

Posted by Monty on Apr 29, 2023 at 12:32pm  

A Science Fiction short story contest. OPEN: 1st May to 31st May. ~ 3 prompts to choose from: image, words and a concept. ~ Stories submitted between 2000 and 5000 words. Rating up to GC.

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

Posted by A E Willcox on Apr 28, 2023 at 3:47pm  

Prompt for April: Write an essay about meditating...

You may submit two entries this round. You may submit an essay about meditating in general or an essay about your personal experience with meditating. If you submit two entries, it must be one of each.

Write An Essay About...  (E)
CONTEST: Write Five Paragraphs: an Introduction, three Key Points and a Conclusion.
#2213597 by ruwth

Posted by ruwth on Apr 10, 2023 at 1:45am  

Annual challenge to create a collection of short stories based on the track listing from a musical album of your choice. Entries accepted from now until June 30th. Exclusive merit badges and prizes worth as much as 750,000+ Gift Points are up for grabs!

Musicology Anthology  (13+)
An annual challenge to write a short story collection based on an album! Runs April-June.
#1377819 by Jeff

Posted by Jeff on Apr 5, 2023 at 12:37am  

Can you write the best opening line? Follow the picture prompt and create the most engaging first line(s)! 100k+ in GPs and Merit Badges up for grabs! Showcase your skill and win BIG!

Can you write the most engaging opening sentence for a story? 100k+ GPs & Merit Badges!
#2293351 by Jeremy πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Posted by Jeremy πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ on Apr 2, 2023 at 11:07pm  

The April round is open! Only eight entries are needed, and the prompts are indeed quite FASHIONABLE. Deadlines for the entries is April 30th.

Journalistic Intentions  (18+)
This is for the journal keeping types that come to PLAY! New round starts June 1!
#2213121 by Stik's on a Boat!

Posted by Stik's on a Boat! on Apr 2, 2023 at 8:26pm  

This New Contest will have different prompts in the forum every month, plus you can win a Merit Badge by giving a good poem.

Lighthouses at Sunset Poetry Contest  (13+)
This Is A Monthly Contest - (Sister Forum to Spirits at Lighthouses)
#2291993 by Beacon's Light βš“οΈ

Posted by Beacon's Light βš“οΈ on Mar 20, 2023 at 2:45am  

A Poetry Contest sponsored by The Grumpy Leprechaun, prizes include Awardicons, Merit Badges, and Gift Points!

Grumpy's Saint Paddy's Day Contest!!  (E)
A quick and easy poetry contest for Saint Patrick's Day!
#2292006 by Richard ~

Posted by Richard ~ on Mar 8, 2023 at 4:07pm  

I''m excited to announce The Bard Says... a contest to celebrate my WDC Sweet Sixteen!

The Bard Says contest  (ASR)
Mumsy's 16th WDC Anniversary Contest
#2291002 by Mumsy Sweet 16!

Posted by Mumsy Sweet 16! on Mar 2, 2023 at 11:15pm  

OPEN APRIL 1st - MARCH 30th. Can you grab readers from the 1st line and keep them hooked? Can you bring characters and their setting alive on the first page? Fantasy novel 1st chapter - new or pre-written accepted. 2500-5000 words.

Fantasy Firsts  (18+)
A Fantasy Genre Novel First Chapter Contest. 2500-5000 Words. Closed.
#2290764 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Feb 22, 2023 at 2:46pm  

Create your own words and use them in your poetry composition. Official launching on March 2023. Stay tuned.

NEOLOGY Writing Contest  (E)
Create your own word and use it in poetry.
#2290879 by GERVIC

Posted by GERVIC on Feb 19, 2023 at 5:38am  

Short story contest round. There are six genres to choose from, each with its own required detail.

The Lodestar Contest  (13+)
Looking for a guiding light. The 2023 round is closed. Judging in process.
#2130938 by Satuawany

Posted by Satuawany on Jan 31, 2023 at 11:07pm  

Join Red Wheelbarrow group writers as we craft and discuss our Valentine’s free verse poems to celebrate love. A contest month.

Red Wheelbarrow Celebrates YOUR Poetry  (E)
Forum for Red W Group to hang, share, get input, when not hosting public activities.
#1390406 by ~~ BKCompton ~~ even ~~ keeled

Posted by ~~ BKCompton ~~ even ~~ keeled on Jan 30, 2023 at 1:29am  

Back for Round 2

Not Just Another Brick In The Wall  (ASR)
Most teachers are amazing, but sometimes . . .
#2281472 by K5Rakitan

Posted by K5Rakitan on Jan 21, 2023 at 3:36pm  

This is a place to come write stories with recipes. Please come and have some fun with your stories and recipes. You may write up to two stories with recipes if you'd like, please read the rules to find out more. And please have Fun!!!

Sharmelle's Recipe Kitchen Contest  (E)
Welcome to Sharmelle's Recipe Kitchen Contest
#2268006 by Happy Father's Day from Sharma

Posted by Happy Father's Day from Sharma on Jan 9, 2023 at 7:10pm  

The Steampunk boiler is being fired back up! Get ready for minions and flying machines! Contest opens Jan 1, 2023.

StAG Firebox - Closed for judging  (13+)
Steampunk fiction competition
#1781446 by Beck Fires the Boiler!

Posted by Beck Fires the Boiler! on Dec 26, 2022 at 6:29pm  

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