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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]

Ah, the unmistakeable sounds of the 1980s and early 90s. The songs you carefully curated and arranged onto plastic tape in a plastic cassette for your unrequited, mysterious crush. Those sweet, sweet sounds coming from the tape deck. That vibe is what we’re going for with this week’s writing prompt.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: MIXTAPE

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using MIXTAPE 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 MIXTAPE. 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 Friday at midnight EDT.

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