Ready for a Creative Challenge?

This is your chance to be inventive. Be unexpected. Surprise us with your creativity.

Our Creative Challenges are NOT contests. There are no prizes. They’re fun writing prompts.¬†Each challenge is open for three weeks.

    • As the name implies, our First Sentence creative challenge provides you with the first line you must use to begin your short story or poem.
    • Our Last Sentence creative challenge gives you the last line you must use.
    • Our Word Salad creative challenge gives you three words or phrases you must use somewhere within your story or poem.

We publish every submission that impresses us with its creativity. We don’t wait until after the deadline to publish. When the deadlines have come and gone, we refresh and repeat each challenge with new writing prompts.


1. Click the green box below to go to our Submissions page at Submittable.
2. Scroll down to the bottom of that page to see our three Creative Challenges.
3. Click the More tabs on the right side of each challenge for full details.

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Read previous winners of our Creative Challenges.