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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]

Look, you can’t win ’em all. In fact, sometimes you can’t win at all.

It’s no fun at all to find yourself at the bottom of the heap. Coming in last place comes with all kinds of raw feelings, which may really suck in the moment, but what are you going to do? Cry about it?

NO! Pick up your pen and get writing, y’all!

This Week’s Writing Prompt: LAST PLACE

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 LAST PLACE. 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 Wednesday, October 30th at midnight EST.

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