Poetry Challenges and Prompts?

IHello Y’all,

I’m looking to participate in some poetry challenges, and writing challenges, other than my own, and thought maybe some of you could put links in the comments to your favorites. And maybe a one-sentence blurb of what it’s about. Not a necessary thing though.

The links you provide will appear on a page, Challenges/PromptsFrom the Blogsphere, at the top of my blog, as long as they are writing-related and preferably not too naughty. If they are naughty, just let me know and I can make a note by the link.

Don’t worry if someone has already put your choice in, put it anyway. That just shows me how popular it is. Also, you can give more than one challenge site.

The sites could be:

  • poetry prompts
  • writing prompt sites in general
  • Flash Fiction
  • It can be an image that is meant to inspire a written word response. (Or typed word, for you literal types.)

I would like to start doing some fiction as well. I’m editing a few books for authors now, and writing my own but need a creative brain break to do something entirely off the plot.

If you facilitate a prompt/challenge then please comment with the link and a little blurb of what it is. As few words as possible.

This will help me, who always forgets where to go, and it’ll be good for people visiting this post to find some prompt sites.

I’ll be making a page with the prompt sites you provide, and the prompt/challenge. If you can provide a small blurb of what it’s about, that would be great, but it’s not required. The site link is what is a must. With the page, we all can easily find them, or at least I can.

I’d like to start up my Friday Fiction prompt again but I would not be as involved as I was before when I was reading and critiquing each story, providing feedback, and some technical information. It’s more difficult to come up with prompts than you might think. If readers show some interest in it, I might start it up. I know of a couple of people who ended up becoming authors after participating. And no, I’m not counting you, and you know who you are. Although I want to. And technically it’s true. 😀

My two poetry prompts are:

Thanks ahead of time. And please do give some great ones.

Much Respect,


P.S. If you see any extra letter ‘t’s in the above, forgive me. My ‘t’ key is apparently on the way out. It is super sensitive right now a I end up with two or three ‘t’s sometimes. I had to edit three words in this P.S. message alone. 🙂

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14 thoughts on “Poetry Challenges and Prompts?

  1. Here is a couple of writing challenges I participate in.

    Carrot Ranch – a 99-word weekly flash fiction challenge that has a different prompt every week.


    The Three Line Tale challenge – as it says on the tin – write a three-line tale based on the photo/image prompt.


    I hope that gets you off to a good start. If I come across any more, I’ll let you know.

    Hope you’re well, Ron.

    Take care.

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  2. I participate in Carrot Ranch’s 99-word stories. Here is the current prompt: https://carrotranch.com/2020/10/09/october-8-flash-fiction-challenge/ They also have a “rodeo” going on.

    I also participate in Six Sentence Stories: https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/?s=Six+Sentence+Story

    Although more of a journal than a prompt, Sammi Cox edits “Whispers and Echoes”. There is a current challenge associated with Friday the 13th. https://whispersandechoesmag.home.blog/submit/ As a journal you would let Whispers and Echoes publish the piece, if accepted, and link back to that if you wish.

    Outside of your Decima challenge, which I enjoy, these are the three that I regularly write for.

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  3. Here are a few that I am aware of :

    1. https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/10/12/what-do-you-see-50-a-roundup/
    This is weekly and published every sunday/monday. A picture prompt which lets you have the freedom to write anything as long as they are family friendly.
    2. https://amanpan.com/2020/10/11/eugis-weekly-prompt-mystical-roundup/
    This is weekly too and published on monday. Usually an idea/word that has a broader meaning. Again lets you write anything as long as they are family friendly.
    This one is weekly too and a Haiku/Haiban/Tanka.
    A weekly challenge again which is a photo prompt and lets you write as per your choice as long as its family friendly.
    5. https://fivedotoh.com/category/one-word-challenge/
    This is a daily challenge published midnight pacific time. A one word prompt that lets you write a family friendly piece as per your choice.
    6. https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/three-things-challenge-386/
    A daily prompt published at 6.30 AM UK time. A prompt consisting of 3 words which can be used in any way as per the writer’s choice provided the writing is family friendly.
    7. https://weeklyprompts.com/2020/10/10/weekend-challenge-give-it-10/
    A weekend prompt on a topic or a word or a picture. A family friendly submission is essential.

    Hope these are of help.

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