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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]

She said she want some Marvin Gaye? Some Luther Vandross? Don’t we all, hunny! The sultry, melodic sound of a good slow jam can always put you in some kind of mood.

From power ballads to Motown classics to 90s R&B, a good slow jam has a legendary sound and gets you into a particular headspace. And we want to hear all about it. Play it for us one time, smooth.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: SLOW JAMS

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using SLOW JAMS 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  SLOW JAMS. 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 Sunday December 18th at midnight EST.

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