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Each week, we issue a writing prompt to our own staff, guest contributors, and readers like you. We welcome guest submissions, so if you’re interested in being featured or regularly contributing to the site, email your responses to kelaine.conochan [at]

It’s been a great summer, hasn’t it? The long days, the ripe berries, the memorable vacations, and the hours spent reading poolside. Well, unfortunately, life isn’t always so carefree. When September and reality hit, it’s time to get back to the books.

So, even if you graduated years ago, you still probably feel that strange anxiety at this time of year. Might as well go with it, right? Time to get back to school.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: BACK TO SCHOOL

If you’ve got some inspired ideas about this week’s prompt, send us your submission of 400-700 words. Write us anything that comes to mind when you think of BACK TO SCHOOL. It can be a personal essay, a poem, short story, script, or anything else original and fresh. Just make it worth our while and we’ll publish it, include it in our newsletter, and give you the chance to join the creative, talented staff writers here at The Prompt.

Email your responses to by Sunday, September 8th at midnight EST.

We hope you’ve been doing your summer reading.

The Prompt Staff

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