Prose Challenges
Here you will find writing prompts and competitions to help spark your imagination and guide your pen.
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In celebration of the March 28 release of my latest book, FROM ICE TO ASHES (about the birth of a rebellion on Saturn's moon Titan), I'm putting this challenge forth. Tell a story of a rebellion against Earth by an offworld colony. The person whose story moves me most gets digital copies of every scifi book I've ever published. I'll also do a thorough critique of a short story for the winner. Two runners-up get digital copies of FROM ICE TO ASHES. Visit www.rhettbruno.com for more info.
Created by Rcbruno
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We are a literary agency seeking fresh talent. In 200 words or more, demonstrate your writing talent. We will be in touch with any and all promising participants throughout the rest of this quarter.
Created by InklingsAgency
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Challenge of the Week #58: You are a victim of injustice, write a story about it. The most masterfully written piece, as voted and determined by the Prose team, will be crowned winner and receive $150. Quality beats quantity, always, but numbers make things easier for our judges, so share, share, share with friends, family, and connections. #ProseChallenge #getlit #itslit
Created by Prose
$150
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Prose Challenge of the Month #2: Write a story where you wake up as the most intelligent person on Earth. Fifteen entries will be featured in a 500-coin Prose Original Book, whereby each winner will take 5% lifetime royalties. You must purchase the book to discover its authors, who will be determined by objective data (reads, likes, reposts, comments) and by team vote to ensure reader satisfaction. When sharing to social media, please use the hashtags “itslit,” “getlit,” and “ProseChallenge.”
Created by Prose
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It's record-breaking time. Together, we are going to break the world record for longest book. 100 word minimum. When this challenge gets 15,000 entries, it will expire, and we will turn it into a book. Each entry will be its own chapter. The plot? It’s the first day of a zombie apocalypse, write a diary entry. Each contributor should share this challenge prompt with as many people as possible. If we break the world record, this will be read by people for generations to come.
Created by Prose
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Write a story using a specific character to convey your biggest fear. (Example: If your biggest fear is spiders, create a character that personifies the fear of spiders.) The character can be human or inhuman. Try to convey the fear without making it obvious or forced. I look forward to seeing what is written! Side note: I am also going to do one as well!
Created by imaginarynica
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Write about a word you can't say without intense feelings about it, a word that when you hear it used you have flashbacks, when you see it in a commercial you change the channel.
Created by KenzieKat
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Part 3 Be sure to see Part 1 and Part 2 first and then look out for more to come! This has been so fun! All these stories are so good! Yes, Let's do it again. we might just write a book! Okay, 300 word maximum. Use your words wisely! Good vivid descriptions. Make the reader want more! Tag me and if you can number and link your stories together so we can go back if we need to. I will be randomly juicing for the juicy reads!
Created by RubyPond
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I have been feeling so very dull and uninspired lately, I challenge you to write a prompt for me to do. Be sure to tag me! I will try to complete as many as I can.
Created by TheSword
>15
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Write a sexy haiku - can be subtle or hot, hot, hot!
Created by sandflea68
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A Tiny Window. Write about it. 15-200 words only. In short, I challenge you to write a vignette about a vignette.
Created by poeticasymptote
15-200
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Part one! Be sure to go on to part two challenge when you are done with this one! Write a paragraph or two with vivid descriptions and leave me hanging and dying to find out what happens next. I will do one too! Maximum 250 words. Tag me!
Created by RubyPond
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Part 2 Continue the story that you started on part one. Make it just as vivid and leave me desperate to know what happens next. This time I will give you a total of 300 words. Go back and add number 1 to your first and number 2 in your second and then tag me in both. So I can read from beginning! I will continue mine too! Have fun and drive me crazy wanting another chapter...maybe we will do a number three..ha!
Created by RubyPond
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Another 10 word micropoem challenge: write a poem that begins with the word TAIL and ends with the word TALE. Or the other way around! Tag me, if you wish! #ATailTale
Created by PhynneBelle
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Alternate Reality: Lesbian, Gay and Trans is the new normal and being straight is looked down upon. Write a short story, poem, song or any kinds of words in those beautiful brains of yours to tell a story. Tragic, unrequited love, horror... anything you like!
Created by CMB
>15
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You can't ever go back. If you do, it is never the same. Trying to recapture that moment in time when that moment has passed.
Created by MilesNowhere
>50
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You've just won a recording-setting lottery...what do you do next? 150 coins for the most inventive non-rhyming response.
Created by Finder
75-150
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I got this idea from a poetry workshop I went to yesterday: Write a poem about what your words do. "My words change" or "My words never lie" for example. Make it as creative as you want! And tag me @LiberalPoet.
Created by LiberalPoet
>15
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Define what it means to believe in God. Pick a God, any God, or pick several if you wish. 100 coins to the very best
Created by Finder
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There's just something about Nothing...
Created by poeticasymptote
>5
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Define what it means to be an atheist.
Created by Harry_Situation
>15
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According to a 2017 study done by me, stardustfalling (PhD in imagination, depression, and depressing poetry), "I'm fine" is the most commonly told lie in the world. Write about it, in any format you choose.
Created by stardustfalling
>15
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With St. Patrick's Day approaching, write a poem about anything green. Have fun!
Created by Harry_Situation
15-30
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Love is overrated; write something about hate.
Created by LiberalPoet
>15
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I'm enamored of short-form writing - micropoetry, flash fiction, etc. For this challenge, write an ultrashort story (150 words or fewer). It must have a beginning, a middle, and an end. I will do one, too. Tag me @ruffmiriam
Created by ruffmiriam
30-150
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