Writing Prompts
Click the writing prompt title for additional information. Showing all open writing prompts.

What Are Prompts?
Create A Prompt
Writing Prompt Entry Fee Type Spots Available Current Prize Pool Organizer Time Left
Uplifting Poetry!
Can you write a poem that cheers lonely hearts, soothes tired brains, inspires the soul. Any style, any length.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  10 of 18 40.00 member dollars Contests
Disco Inferno Poem
For all of you disco fans... Write a poem of any form or style in appreciation of the disco era. Burn baby, burn!
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  18 of 18 None Contests
Write A Modern Fable
Write a short fable-like story where the last sentence starts with: "And the moral of the story is". This can be on any subject, true or fictional, and can be in any voice, as long as the moral is stated in the last line. A new twist on an old fable is also allowed. Be creative and have fun! Maximum word count: 300
5.00 member dollars  Flash Fiction  17 of 18 5.00 member dollars Contests
haiku suite - the city
Writing Prompt
Please write THREE separate city haiku, each consisting of seventeen syllables or less, and each written in three lines. That's a total of NINE lines, split into three haiku.

1) written in present tense
2) title must read, 'haiku suite (1st line of the FIRST haiku)'
3) only TWO words in EACH haiku may start with the same letter ('as/and/the' don't count) (you may use for example two words with the same letter and two other words with the same letter)
4) no punctuation except for proper nouns or hyphenated words
5) two lines of inter-connected and grammatically flowing imagery (written as ONE sentence over two lines), plus a satori line ('ah-ha' moment). Satori may be 1st or 3rd line
6) Personification is welcome but not necessary
7) each haiku must be in 'short/long/short' format, with the middle line having more syllables than each of the other two - '5-7-5, 4-6-4, 3-5-4' as examples. Each haiku may have a different syllable count
8) NO artwork or sound effects allowed
9) NO 'author notes' allowed
10) NO 'gerunds' ('ing'-ending words) allowed
11) NO end line rhymes
4.00 member dollars  Poetry  10 of 18 32.00 member dollars rjuselius
Imaginary Menageries
Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie...

Write a poem about a zoo, the animals, the keeper, or the visitors. It can be rhymed or free verse.
4.00 member dollars  Poetry  16 of 18 8.00 member dollars JourneyHolm
Write a story where one of the characters is in a disguise.
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  14 of 18 20.00 member dollars Contests
Dialogue Only Prompt
Write a story using only dialogue. No narration, descriptions, or sentence tags. Maximum word count: 1,000
5.00 member dollars  Not Specific  17 of 18 5.00 member dollars Contests
-Writing Prompts- | Added Today | Full Writing Prompts