2024 Intermediate+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest

As promised, this year we would like to do something different. Instead of celebrating the end of the year, we are celebrating new cycles with the spring or autumn equinox. Which one is it where you live? Write a story inspired by it for our next WOTD contest!


The subject of the story this year is “spring/autumn equinox”

Include at least 15 past Intermediate+ words of the day from any year in your story. Use our site to search for past words and read about their meanings. You can also use plural forms of the words, conjugated verbs, etc. Here is a complete list of all of our past words. Use any of the words in the Intermediate+ column.

Please keep your story to under 500 words (shorter is fine too!).

One entry (ie, story) per person (ie, you can submit either an Intermediate+ story or a Basic+ story). The Basic+ contest is here.

To enter the contest, fill out this form with your contact information and your story. You should start filling out the form only after the story is ready. Please CAPITALIZE all the words of the day so we can find them easily.


The winner will receive $100 via PayPal or Western Union. Runners-up (those are the top people whose stories we like but who do not write the one winning story) will receive $25. Winning stories will also be published on daily.wordreference.com.

We will announce the winners on March 21st. All stories must be received by March 7th!

Good luck and thank you again for your support of Word of the Day in 2024!

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