Your Story Prompt on Writer's Digest

Need a writing prompt--one that may also land you in an issue of Writer's Digest? WD does a Your Story Competition every other month, and the latest prompt is:

Begin your story (must be 750 words or fewer) with the following line of dialogue: “I’ve got to get out of these clothes—fast.”

And here are the other details from their site:

"Every other month, Writer’s Digest presents a creative challenge for fun and prizes. We’ll provide a short, open-ended prompt. In turn, you’ll submit a short story based on that prompt. The winner will receive publication in an upcoming issue of Writer’s Digest.

The Rules:

Judging criteria are inventiveness, creativity and—where appropriate—humor.

One entry per person.

WD retains first-time rights to run the winner (and finalists) in the magazine and/or on our website, after which all rights return to the author.

WD editors will select the top five entries and post them on our Writer’s Forum.

Readers will vote on their favorite to determine the winner. (Remember, you must be a registered member of the Writer’s Digest forum to read and vote in this competition.)

The decisions of its editors are final.

Winners will be published in a future issue of Writer’s Digest and on the Your Story winners page at"

Good luck if you enter! I could see having some fun writing a story with that prompt . . .


Unknown said...

I think it's time for me to enter another WD contest. It's been a long time.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Yes--and even if you don't enter, I think it's fun to play with the prompts. The only short story I've ever had published (MG, Hornworms) started as an exercise written entirely in dialogue. Before then, I didn't think I was all that good with dialogue, but it proved I was better at it than I'd thought.

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