Monday, December 22, 2008

Writer's Digest Fun Prompt: Writing Contest

Every other month Writer's Digest sponsors a "short, open-ended prompt." Your job is to contemplate it for thirty seconds or so and scribble out a short story (750 words or less) based on the prompt. Submit.

Rules as I've scanned them:
  • Winner will be published in the June 2009 issues of Writer's Digest.
  • If you have lots of friends who will jump on & vote for you, you can win. That is, if your story is one of the top five the editors have selected to post on the website.
  • Deadline is January 10, 2009

Prompt for Your Story #16: Three boys decide to go have some fun at the local swimming hole. Shortly after they arrive, something terrible happens.

—From The Writer's Book of Matches (Writer's Digest Books) by the staff of fresh boiled peanuts, a literary journal.


inlandempiregirl said...

I wondered if you also took this magazine. I love it, but have never done this writing prompt. I better get with some writing while the snow falls outside!!