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
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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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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Please don't remember this.
Created by Snowshoerabbit
15-10k
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19
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3
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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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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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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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Letters
Created by rh
>250
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7
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4
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Make a story using song lyrics from various songs. Please tag me and luck. This may be a little hard and may cause a little bit more thinking to piece together different songs.
Created by Allyson
>50
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5
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3
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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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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 are at the crossroads, faced with the decision of either going to Heaven or Hell. But there's no God. Only Death. And he full-warns you that Heaven is a boring place to spend the rest of eternity.
Created by SelfTitled
>20
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3
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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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Write a body horror story. More details in the description.
Created by Harry_Situation
>15
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2
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3
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Write a short or full story that ends with " "i'll be going, take a good care of yourself" that's the last word she'll ever said to me or to anyone else, because after that, i saw her on top of the wreck car, bleed to death after jump off the building. The look on her lifeless eyes, full of pain and misery. She want it to stop, and so she did"
Created by julie_anne96
$1
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>500
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2
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12
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What is one safe place in the whole world for you? I just heard about the explosions in Manchester during a concert . All over the news there a shootings and bombings. In a church, in a nightclub, in a gym, a concert hall, movies theaters, parades, etc. Anywhere someone goes they are in danger. Such a sad society to live in . Those people do not deserve to die. They were simply having fun and living their lives. So what is one safe place for you?
Created by Allyson
>50
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2
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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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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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A tall, thin man with green eyes and a grey cloak comes to you in a dream and says "There you are."
Created by echolalia
>15
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1
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HOW TO MURDER: I am creeping around the corner, Trying to see the foreiner, I can hear there breathing, I check to see if anyones around, Then I bound to my prey. In happy content to slay, I cut there throut it let it spray, Then I leave my prey.
Created by Young752
100-1k
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1
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3
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