Prose Challenges
Here you will find writing prompts and competitions to help spark your imagination and guide your pen.
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SPONSORED CHALLENGES
Write an R-rated short story.
Created by Prose
$2.8k+
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>1000
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Simon & Schuster is one of the world’s leading publishers and we are always looking for fresh new voices. Write a story, chapter, or essay about whatever you like. The 50 best entries will be announced by Prose and read by our editorial staff for consideration.
Created by SimonBooks
500-2k
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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
>200
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COMMUNITY CHALLENGES
The snow pushes into the cold of my face.
Created by Snowshoerabbit
>15
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2
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27
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Write a poem or short story inspired by the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Horror, romance, fantasy, modernized retelling - anything goes! Please tag me for the read. Happy writing!
Created by Lenore
15-2k
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1
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4
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Disturb me in 50 words or fewer
Created by Jumotki
15-50
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28
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3
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Please don't remember this.
Created by Snowshoerabbit
15-10k
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19
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3
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Avante Garde.
Created by ASelfCalledL
$5
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>100
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18
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4
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Write about a terrible character—a monster, a villain, the worst person you have ever known—and make that character sympathetic to readers.
Created by Jumotki
$1
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>15
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25
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2
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Once upon a field of snow
Created by AndyBetz
>15
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20
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3
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How does someone know they are capable? I need as many people as possible to answer this question for a school project
Created by marieesewell
>15
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2
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2
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Letters
Created by rh
>250
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7
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4
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The dead walk out of the sea...
Created by Jumotki
>15
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18
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9
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The neighborhood kids, always, avoid that tree.
Created by Snowshoerabbit
>15
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21
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3
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My friend lost her mother recently, and I want to be there for her, but how can I do so? Write a poem, short story, prose, etc. about being there for someone who lost someone dear to them. Tag me @justaperson
Created by justaperson
>15
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5
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3
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You see an online job offer for a hired killer. Write a resume ensuring you get the job.
Created by sandflea68
>20
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39
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9
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Okay, just curious, but how do you talk to someone you think it incredibly cute but can't find the words to articulate your feelings? You can write advice, poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, anything.
Created by SelfTitled
>15
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30
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2
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In Inspiration of my new book : "Midnight Memos About Love by Nokulunga Mazibuko" What is the ONE truth/opinion/question/quote you have about Love??
Created by Bluebutterfly
15-30
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8
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2
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Word Play Time! Try to write a piece with every word starting with consecutive letters of the alphabet, like this: ("A Beastly Challenge, Don't Ewe Find? ") Miss-spelling allowed, as long as it makes readable sense. I wonder if anyone can make it through the whole alphabet with a coherent story?
Created by EstherFlowers1
>15
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53
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4
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A secret is only safe if the other person is dead.
Created by SelfTitled
30-500
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5
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3
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Craft a story about an old god (or some kind of divinity) in a contemporary environment. Put Thor in a college frat. Let Anubis run a morgue. Have Apollo start his own shoes company to rival Nike’s. The possibilities are endless, but make sure you show both mythological depth and wit!
Created by desmondwrite
>15
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3
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3
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We all write right? Maybe you've written a book or a poem or something. Describe one of your book characters to me. or maybe a character you've made up in your head but isn't on paper. No Poems! Don't forget to tag me @Famewriter
Created by Famewriter
>15
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32
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12
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If feelings were substances, what would they be?
Created by Dream
>15
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42
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7
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