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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]

Our inboxes are not safe. Every day, they are under assault from overeager marketers, ruthless scammers, and our misguided parents, sending email after email and begging for our attention. You’ve fought hard against fake news, misinformation, and consumerist tendencies. You’ve deleted so many emails without reading. You’re no sucker, and yet, the occasional stray makes its way through and borks up your whole day.

Annoying emails: you cannot stop them; you can only hope to contain them. Or channel them into your next creative writing work. WHADDAYA SAY NOW!?

This Week’s Writing Prompt: ANNOYING EMAILS

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using ANNOYING EMAILS 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  ANNOYING EMAILS. 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 Wednesday September 14th at midnight EDT.

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