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Sept is time for the Cop Shop Mystery. Can you solve it in 23 sentences?

The Bard's Hall Contest  (13+)
#981150 by StephBee

Posted by StephBee on Sep 12, 2023 at 6:52pm  

SEPTEMBER Contest. Check the rules and enter: Either a Short Story (2,000 word maximum) Or Poetry (44 lines maximum) between 09/01/2023 until 09/30/2023 at noon. Old or new, up to you. Awardicons and GPs too.

The Place for Seniors!
#427318 by Monty

Posted by Monty on Aug 31, 2023 at 12:40pm  

SEPTEMBER 2023 Veterans Contest will run from 09/01/2023 until noon on 09/29/2023. 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 Aug 30, 2023 at 12:43pm  

Write a short story about a memorable time you misheard someone for the chance to win up to 10,000 GP and an award!

Memorable Malaprops/Mondegreens Contest  (13+)
Write a flash fiction about your most memorable mishear to win up to 10K GP and an award!
#2298989 by OnlyMagicInkGlows

Posted by OnlyMagicInkGlows on Aug 7, 2023 at 12:00pm  

August round now OPEN! Cool MB to be had if you win.

Ladies Night Out Contest  (18+)
Creative Story Writing
#1969414 by Gaby ~ Busy!

Posted by Gaby ~ Busy! on Aug 2, 2023 at 10:06pm  

Can you write the best opening line and hook readers? Follow the picture prompt and create the most engaging first line(s) for a story! 100k+ in GPs and Merit Badges up for grabs! Showcase your skills and win BIG! ROUND 5 OPEN!

Can you write the most engaging opening sentence for a story? 100k+ GPs & Merit Badges!
#2293351 by Jeremy 🎃

Posted by Jeremy 🎃 on Aug 2, 2023 at 3:03am  


Blog Week Birthday Bastion  (13+)
Blogging event from September 1-7, 2023 Quill Nominee 2023
#2277665 by WakeUpAndLive️~ IndianSummer

Posted by WakeUpAndLive️~ IndianSummer on Aug 1, 2023 at 7:27am  

Can you grab readers from the first line and keep them hooked? Can you bring characters and their setting alive on the first page? New or previously written and edited FANTASY first chapters accepted. Min 2500 words - Max 5000 words.

Fantasy Firsts  (18+)
A Fantasy Genre Novel First Chapter Contest. 2500-5000 Words. Open: 1st Aug--30th Sept '23
#2290764 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Jul 31, 2023 at 10:50am  

a contest that showcases your ability to show your storjies, not tell them. Enter and win big prizes!

Tales Shown, Not Told  (18+)
A short story contest with a focus on showing, not telling. Entries up to August 7, 2023.
#2295490 by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈

Posted by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈 on Jul 26, 2023 at 3:12pm  

Accepting New and Old Pieces, Awarded or Not.

First and Second Chance Poetry Contest  (E)
Submit both new and old pieces of your awarded or non-awarded poetry.
#2300286 by Intuey-Moving

Posted by Intuey-Moving on Jul 24, 2023 at 11:44am  

A contest for poems and stories of a spiritual nature.

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

Posted by Kitti on Jul 16, 2023 at 10:56am  

A monthly contest for old and new 18+, GC and XGC items. Poetry, short stories and stand-alone chapters welcome!

Kit's Higher Ratings Contest  (18+)
A contest for items with a higher content rating.
#887621 by Kitti

Posted by Kitti on Jul 16, 2023 at 10:46am  

Write a short descriptive sketch in 500-750 words

Vagrant Vignettes  (E)
Write a vignette. CLOSED
#2299889 by WakeUpAndLive️~ IndianSummer

Posted by WakeUpAndLive️~ IndianSummer on Jul 16, 2023 at 9:23am  

Short stories 1000 - 3000 words | Poems Max 40 lines | 3 Prompts to choose from. OPEN JULY 1st and CLOSES JULY 31st.

Fabulous Fantasy Contest   (18+)
A fantasy short story and poetry contest. CLOSED
#2125220 by A E Willcox

Posted by A E Willcox on Jun 30, 2023 at 10:18am  

Writing something long? This is the contest for you. Old and new entries!

Long, Long, Long  (18+)
Prompt-free contest for stories of the lengthier variety. New round May 2023!
#1782293 by Stik's Across the Pond!

Posted by Stik's Across the Pond! on Jun 28, 2023 at 10:59am  

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, Theme: on hold
#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 (CLOSED)  (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  

The June Horror Writing Contest is open. Picture Prompt!

Horror Writing Contest!   (13+)
A contest involving writing a horror story. Simple, really.
#2273172 by One lonely reject...

Posted by One lonely reject... on Jun 1, 2023 at 1:22am  

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  

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  

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 October 1!
#2213121 by Stik's Across the Pond!

Posted by Stik's Across the Pond! on Apr 2, 2023 at 8:26pm  

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