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The wildly successful AW February Poetry Contest is over and the results can be found here.

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HarryHoskin's genre bending Western Short Story Contest received 40 entries from AW Writers of many different areas.

Voting closed on March 15th and the top three vote getters can be found here. (password: vista)

All entries can be found here* (password: vista)
Post Contest Discussion thread here.

Everyone is allowed to read and comment on the entries!

*Congratulations to Harry & all the contestants for a wonderfully successful contest!

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March 15th - 27th!

Flash Fiction Fortnight!


Each morning during the challenge, Sophia will update this post with a new prompt for the day, so please check back if you find them useful! All of the challenge prompts will remain permanently available to you, so if you'd like to use any of them outside of the Fortnight, please feel free to do so.

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April 1st Last Day to Submit:

Deadline to submit entries in HoneyBadger's
Write it Wrong March Challenge
. Rules? Okay maybe Anti-rules? Can be found: here. (password: vista)

example of some of the 'rules'

1) Pieces must be no more than 1k words.
2) Submit your pieces to me via PM by March 31 and I'll post them all in one big fat thread on April 1, with author names removed. You can vote for winners, or not, who cares, it's the 90s.

And here are the anti-rules for this challenge:

1) Write what you don't know. Write about something you're embarrassingly ignorant about and make up the details. No research. Just make shit up.

2) You may use 5 periods. Use them wisely. There are no restrictions on any other marks of punctuation.

3) Open with weather.

4) You may not use "said" as a dialogue tag- you must use adverbs.

....If any 1 of the 4 anti-rules prove too difficult, you may skip that one rule, but please put a little note at the beginning of your piece to tell us which rule you've decided to ignore. Invite others, share this around, and have fun!


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March 2012 Writing Prompts:

Horror:
Elements of Horror March Challenge
by soapdish can be found here.

Erotica:
Bad, Bad Girl/Bad, Bad Boy
Erotica Writing Prompt: for March 2012
by Maryn can be found here.

Poetry:
Weekly Poetry Prompt
by silly ol' me can be found here. (password: citrus)

Western:
March Prompt:
by Puma can be found here.

*if I missed any, please post them!

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April 2012 prompts & challenges!
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Challenges:

Honeybadger's Write it Wrong Writing Challenge Entries!!
(password: vista)
Challenge deadline was April 1st (kinda - sorta)
Please read them if you get a chance!!
*and that's the only time I'll ask* ;)

heyjude's Auxesis April 500 words/day
-all genres welcome- writing challenge!


===========================http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241597

Prompts:

Maryn's 2012 Erotica prompt for April

Puma's 2012 Western prompt for April

FOTSGreg April 2012 Elements of Horror

Weekly Poetry Prompt can be found here.
(password: citrus)

===========================http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241597
Off site writing challenges for April:
Script Frenzy 2012
Where to find NaNoWriMo
 
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Writing prompts & stuff for the month of
June!


Maryn's Erotica prompt
. - *ask erotica Mods for permission to post*

Weekly Poetry prompt can be found here. (password: citrus)

Big Words' Elements of Horror prompt is here!

Link to June's Camp Nano thread is here.

Flash Fiction prompts! The entire list of prompts for 2012 Flash Fiction can be found here! *so cool!*

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Writing prompts & stuff for the month of
June!


Maryn's Erotica prompt
. - *ask erotica Mods for permission to post*

Weekly Poetry prompt can be found here. (password: citrus)

Big Words' Elements of Horror prompt is here!

Link to June's Camp Nano thread is here.

Flash Fiction prompts! The entire list of prompts for 2012 Flash Fiction can be found here! *so cool!*

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You're forgetting western.
 

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Writing prompts & challenges for:

July!

Western prompts can be found: here (password: vista)

Horror prompts (elements) are here (password vista)

Sophia's Flash Fiction Challenges are here.

Weekly Poetry prompts can be found here (password: citrus)

Maryn's Erotica prompts are here.
 

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August 2012!

heyjude's August 500 Word Challenge has begun!
This challenge is open to all. Read about it: here.

FOTSGreg's August Horror Prompt! Find it: here!

Shakysix's July/August Western Prompt! Find it: here!

Fenika's SSF Summer Challenge is still going on! See it: here. (password: vista)

Sophia continues her swooping Flash Fiction monthly challenge rules here. Entries can be read here.

*Note: since I had to fix wiring and replace equipment here at home, I have been terribly remiss in getting to the weekly poetry prompts, Please accept my sincere apologies. I hope to begin these soon!*
 

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The Writing for Kids room has monthly prompts, as well.

Thank You sooooo much Smish!
Consider the Writing for Kids prompt forever added to the growing list of AW prompts, contests and challenges!

Every one needs to know about the Absolute Write-In goal meeting challenge! This is a project brought to you by our mod & techno-savy Soccer Mom and involves using your Twitter account. (for those of you who have one).

It's a weekly challenge to aid in getting those word counts up!

Find out all you need to know right here!
 

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August AW Short Fiction Contest!!!!
Entries due by AUGUST 15th 2012
Winner awarded Prize money!!
Read all about it: here!
 

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Please note that deadline is likely to change to a later date, as the contest's guidelines haven't been fully worked out yet.

Deadlines have changed, To stay current subscribe to this thread.

Smish's 2cd Annual Back to School Kid-lit Contest is now open
for submissions please read the rules here.
 

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While you all are working on the Christmas Creeper Challenge, don't forget the AW Poetry Resurrection Contest (password citrus).


The AW Poetry Resurrection Contest entry deadline has been extended to January 11, 2013 at 11pm, CST, just so you can enter! Created by AW's Poet Laureate, Kie Borsden, it is a fun and challenging contest. (Come out and support your new AW Poet Laureate. You know you want to!)

The requirements for the poem are two-fold. From the contest page:

You are invited to be creative on 2 fronts

1. Write a poem about anything
2. Invent your own verse form

Entries will be judged on the creativity of both.


It is all about creativity, folks. Are you a poet? Give it a go. Not yet considered a poet but want to be? Give it a go! You never know. Your poem may be the one!

Kie gives links and examples to what he means by inventing your own verse form. For those that think it is difficult, it isn't really that hard. A slight modification to a form you already write in and, voila!, you have your own verse form.

Please click on the link given up above or in my sig line to go to the contest thread for full details.


Good luck!
 
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Good morning, Peeps. :D

There is currently a discussion happening in the Poetry section about the next AW poetry contest(s). This discussion will help determine what the contest(s) turns out to be.

Please join in. The more ideas on what is being proposed, the better.

Check it out:

New Contest(s) - coming soon
 

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Please check out the writing challenge in my link!!

Lots of fun! The challenge is to write a short story 1500 words or less, based on a song. Last poster chooses song, once you submit your story, you choose the next song.
 

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The 2014 AW POETRY REVIEW CONTEST

On September 18th, the 2014 AW Poetry Review Contest began.

It is unfortunate that I was without Internet access and moving during the time the contest started, and have been unable to promote the phases of it in this thread due to Internet connectivity and moving. I wish I could have been able to do more, sooner. But now the last phase of the contest is in progress and folks, the contestants need your support.

Please follow the links I have included below, read how to vote, read the poems and the entries, and then vote. All votes need to be submitted to poetinahat. The voting will end on the 14th of November, midnight Eastern Standard time.

Here are the links:

THE 2014 AW POETRY REVIEW CONTEST

AW Poetry Review Contest - THE POEMS

POETRY REVIEW CONTEST - ENTRIES


Thank you for supporting your fellow AWers!
 

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Time is almost out for voting in the 2014 Poetry Review Contest!

Support your fellow AWers! Get your votes in now.

The voting will end on the 14th of November, midnight Eastern Standard time. Hurry!
 

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WARNING: Shameless begging ahead, with a touch of nag sauce

You GUYS! Seriously, it really boosts everyone when there are participants and votes in a contest. We know poetry ain't everyone's favorite date to the prom or whatever, but truly, these reviews of a few good poems, which we are asking you to please rate, should be interesting to any writer here. Not a one of them is very long, nor are they filled with arcane, technical terms only academic poets know. And there are only eight of them. Voting is easy for you and means a heck of a lot to us.

Your poets love you! Show us a little love back, wouldja please?

*end of beg*
 

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New poetry contest, thanks to AW Poet Laureate XIX, Steppe -- SPACE

open now! Six excellent prizes!
 

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