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
>100
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Write a work of prose/poetry about the coming of Springtime, but here's the catch: you can't use the letter 'S'
Created by Zoelise
20-200
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Micropoem Challenge: Use 100 words to tell the story of a person who has lived for 100 years. Tag me @Zoelise
Created by Zoelise
100
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Write a sexy haiku - can be subtle or hot, hot, hot!
Created by sandflea68
10-20
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"I refuse..." What's that area of life where you've been backed up into a wall, and have gotten sick and tired of [insert frustration]? That part of your life where you're finally ready to push back? It can be written from your point of view or that of your OC.
Created by bonimoni_
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Write about your origin or the one you wish you had. Your backstory and what makes you you.
Created by replaceable
>15
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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
150-250
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"The pages are empty, and yet they still taunt me with invisible words... " Use this as the beginning to your new poem that will answer a question of your own choosing.
Created by Abi_J
15-300
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Write a Rhyming Poem using homonyms...have fun with this challenge and feel free to tag me @Zoelise
Created by Zoelise
>20
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Write a story or poem with a minimum of 10 old english words(preferably rarely used). :) #oldenglish
Created by FerrumDraco
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Cool name for a flowering plant: Love-Lies-Bleeding (a species of Amaranth). Pretty flower, too. Write a cool poem inspired by the name or a pretty poem inspired by the flower. A haiku or something brief...
Created by SmellySalts
>15
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I have a passion for creation processes! Therefore I'd like to challenge you to write a "behind the scenes" text about the creation process of a piece of fiction you've written here on Prose. Some Q's to consider might be: What inspired you? What was the process like? How did you choose your voice, 1st person, 3rd person, etc. (if applicable)? What have you read, seen or experienced that influenced this piece? What are you most pleased with about it? Let's inspire each other!
Created by RandiHaugen
>150
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Write a story that contains these lines... I flick the switch and manage to be surprised when no light clicks on. I've had a fair share of darkness plaguing me lately.
Created by aslan
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What is passion? Describe what passion means to you.
Created by cloudyvision23
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Write a poem describing you and your personality. Add your hobbies and what makes you complete. I will add my poem to this portal too. It will be a fun way to interact and to learn more about each other. Please tag me. Enjoy! "Poetsdream"
Created by poetsdream
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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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The greatest issue in the world today. Be specific, or generalise, go wild.
Created by JD4
>15
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Write a micro poem about your favorite food!
Created by iamwhatiam
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Your name is Joe. You live in Florida. Tell your story!
Created by QuinnyQuinn
>100
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A woman wakes up to find 30 plastic puppies in her closet. Write about how they got there.
Created by Prosewriter
>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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