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] thepromptmag.com.
Here at The Prompt Mag Dot Com, we looooove a good brainstorm. We love free-flying ideas and options. We love a universe of possibilities. We love thinking without limits. But after that initial torrent of free thinking—where there actually are NO BAD IDEAS, that’s when it’s time for critical thinking to take over. That’s when we cull the herd, skim the fat, and prune the bushes.
Because here’s the deal. There actually ARE bad ideas. Plenty of them. And yet, we live in a place and time where we’re our own editors (yikes!) and where opinion and fact are conflated. It’s wild. It’s scary. It’s dangerous. But at least we can write about it, right?
This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using NO BAD IDEAS 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 NO BAD IDEAS. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday November 13th at midnight EST.