Contest based on Monday's Daily Creativity Prompt
Every weekday morning from March to late August 2020, we published a Daily Creativity prompt. We decided to get everyone focused by turning every Monday
's prompt into a Flash Contest! For this rolling weekly contest, all you have to do is pick up the Daily Creativity
prompt published on a Monday
, and submit your response to it via Submittable
by midnight PST on the Friday
of the same week.
Genre: The Daily Creativity prompt will specify exactly what we want you to do. Make absolutely sure that you are responding to the prompt that was posted on the Monday of the current week by checking the date on the post. Find the prompt here. Look for the words "Flash Contest" added to the title (especially if you are looking on a different day of the week).
Length: It depends on the prompt. Some of them will have specific instructions (e.g. write a 10 line poem, or a three paragraph piece of prose, or compose a still life photograph). Other writing prompts might be more open, suggesting you write a story or rework one you already have, or make a piece of art on a theme. Where the prompt specifies, follow the guidance on length and/or medium. If it doesn't specify, it's up to you how long or short you make your writing (but remember, this is a flash contest, so we don't expect you to write a novel!).
Age Limit: For the flash contests, we will accept work from those age 14 or under.
Deadline: Fridays at 12:00 midnight (Pacific Time).
Results and Prizes: We will select up to 5 of our favourites by the following Wednesday.
Publication: We will announce the names of each week's winners and any Honorable Mentions in the following week's Saturday Newsletter; and publish the winners' work on the Stone Soup Blog on the same day.