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Creative Challenges

Our Creative Challenges are fun and inspirational writing prompts. (They are not contests. There are no prizes.) We publish every submission that impresses us with its creativity. Sometimes that’s none, but other times it’s one or more. We issue a new Creative Challenge every Monday with a one-week deadline the following Sunday.

Our Founding Editor Jon says: “If you can impress me with your creativity, make me lean back in my chair and gaze out the window, you’re in. My creative horizon is way out there. Examples from our pages: Neon Love by Faye Brinsmead | Rules is Rules by Harry James | Fiery Angelic Herald Borrows Toothbrush by Mark Thomas | What We Imagined by Shelagh Powers Johnson | On/Off by Stephen Ground.

“Secret tips: I love the unexpected. Make me see old things in new ways. (Quirky is good.) Have a look at our Editor’s Choice poetry and short fiction: my favorite work is there.”


1. Click the green box below to go to our Submissions page at Submittable.
2. Scroll down to the bottom of that page to find our latest Creative Challenge.
3. Click the More tab there for full details.

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Need inspiration?

Read previous Creative Challenge winners.