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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]

From the Olsen twins to the Sprouse twins. From the hammy theater kids to the aspiring YouTubers. There’s something a little creepy but totally relatable about wanting to be the center of attention.

This week, we want to read your stories about child actors. The ones who moved you, whose emotional range at age 7 dwarf yours as a full-grown adult. The ones who peaked too soon, flew too close to the sun, and blazed out. The ones you’d cast for your debutmajor motion picture.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: CHILD ACTOR

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using CHILD ACTOR as our prompt.

If you’ve got an inspired ideas about how to respond to this week’s prompt, send us your submission of 400-700 words. Write us anything that comes to mind when you think of  CHILD ACTOR. It can be a personal essay, a poem, short story, script, or anything else original and fresh. Ironic or sincere, real or imagined—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 Thursday December 1st at midnight EST.

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