Our Creative Challenges are writing prompts with three-week deadlines, always ending on Wednesdays. We refresh them with new challenges as they expire.
We will read and respond to your short story or poem in less than one week.
We’ll publish every submission that impresses us with its creativity. When our deadline has come and gone, we’ll repeat the challenge with new writing prompts.
WHAT TO DO: We’ve provided three options below, each containing three words or phrases. Choose only ONE option. You must use all three of the exact words or phrases found within the option you choose.
USE THE THREE WORDS OR PHRASES IN ANY ORDER, somewhere within your short story or poem. It helps if you bold them, so readers can easily find them.
CHOOSE... OPTION 1: USE ALL 3 OF THESE WORDS/PHRASES IN YOUR SHORT STORY OR POEM (IN ANY ORDER)…
view of the river + too demanding + dating app
OR CHOOSE... OPTION 2: USE ALL 3 OF THESE WORDS/PHRASES IN YOUR SHORT STORY OR POEM (IN ANY ORDER)...
message me + ten million degrees + SFO to LAX
OR CHOOSE... OPTION 3: USE ALL 3 OF THESE WORDS/PHRASES IN YOUR SHORT STORY OR POEM (IN ANY ORDER)...
free spirit + pottery class + #MeToo
- Don’t submit short fiction over 5,000 words long.
- Don't submit poems with words set artistically across the page. They do not display properly on smartphones, because the screens are too narrow and unexpected line breaks often occur.