Thank you so much for your interest in providing a prompt for the StoryADay May challenge
F. A. Q.
Prompts for StoryADay May can be anything from a word to a picture or a list of unrelated phrases. Or it could be a scenario that you’d like to see people play with.
This year I’m putting them into categories:
Week 1 – Limits (Things like “100 words” or “write a story in 40 minutes” or “limit yourself to two characters, one room”)
Week 2 – Characters & PoV (Might be “write in second person”, “a character who has this trait”)
Week 3 – Story Formats (“write a list story” or “write a prose sonnet” or “a story where all the sentences start with A”. Weird is ok)
Week 4 – Scenarios, story starters/enders (Where you give a setting or part of a story for the writer to work from.)
Ideally it’s something people can use to write a complete story, not a writing/revision exercise.
There’s no expectation that you’ll participate further after providing a prompt.
However, I will tell you which day your prompt goes live and provide a link you can share beforehand an on the day
It’s fun if you stop by and join the discussion in the blog comments, too.
Here are some links to previous guest prompts:
Joanne Harris, Hallie Ephron, Seanan McGuire, Jonathan Maberry, Joe R. Lansdale, Heidi Durrow, Therese Walsh, Mary Robinette Kowal, MRK again, Jerry B. Jenkins, Gregory Frost, Jacob Tomsky Charlotte Rains Dixon, James Scott Bell, Gretchen Rubin, Neil Gaiman
You can add yourself to the list of participants here, and I’ll make sure you receive all the writing prompts during the challenge. (No spam, though!)
Great! Send them a link to this page.
I’m particularly interested in contributions from writers from traditionally under-represented groups, who write short fiction.
Enter your writing prompt and any bio details here.
(You can enter bio details or a link to your media page, or I’ll just make up something nice about you!)