Posts Tagged ‘writing prompts’

POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY wants you to send a writing prompt!

24 March 2016

Poetry – A Writing Prompt-A-Day

In honor of National Poetry Month, for the fourth year, we will publish a poetry writing prompt every day during the month of April. Where will we get these prompts? From YOU of course!

Check out last year’s writing prompts here.

Submit your best writing prompt below…Get our creative juices flowing…Send us in unexpected directions…Help us discover poetry where we never knew it existed.

We’re particularly looking for prompts that provide a specific direction as opposed to a prompt consisting only of a phrase or stanza of poetry – though feel free to include that as example referred to in your direction.

Fill out the form below (just once please) and we’ll choose one every day to publish on the our website and Facebook page. If we use your prompt, we’ll give you credit as well as include your website link (if you include one in the form below.)

Not sure what a writing prompt is? Check out Poets and Writers offerings here: – (scroll within the “Poetry Prompts” box on that page. Yours doesn’t have to be as complex or as detailed as those (though it could be more so if you want.) Make sure to give a direction of some kind in your prompt.

Hot to submit:

Sledgehammer 36-Hour Writing Contest – July 25 to July 26, 2015

23 April 2015

Deadline: Sunday, July 26, 2015

Entry Fees

$36 adults, $3.60 students in high school or lower


$1,000+ divided among First-Place Individual, First-Place Team, Readers’ Choice, Judge’s Choice, and Youth


Sledgehammer is a quirky writing contest that incorporates an online scavenger hunt, four writing prompts, a 36-hour time window (start at noon PST, Saturday, July 25, 2015; end by 11:59 p.m. PST, Sunday, July 26, 2015), the option to write as a team or solo, a celebrity judge and cash prizes.

Read past winning stories and contest details at

Contact Information

Ali McCart, Director



4 March 2014

Do you wish there was a place you could go for writing inspiration and practice? Where you could hang out with other writers? Without needing to make a long-term commitment or spend a lot of money?

Gotham Write-Ins are that place.

Here’s what happens. The teacher gives an interesting writing prompt. Everyone writes for a while. Then, those who want to read aloud their work. You take a break and socialize. Then you go through the process one more time. Then you partake of free drinks and snacks and socialize a little more. It’s 90 minutes plus social time afterwards.

There is no pressure, no critiquing, no angst. Just freewheeling creativity. It will get your juices flowing no matter what type of writing you favor.

You can sign up in advance or you can just drop in. It’s like an exercise class for writers. And it’s really fun.

Each session costs $20. Or you can buy a pass for three sessions for $45.
NOTE: For walk-in registrations, we only accept cash.

Write-In Times and Locations

Friday evenings, Manhattan
Gotham Headquarters
555 8th Avenue
(between 37th and 38th Streets)
Suite 1402

Saturday afternoons, Brooklyn
Two Moon Cafe
315 4th Avenue
(between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Credit and Refunds Policy
If you withdraw from a Write-In two hours or more before it begins, you’re welcome to a full Gotham credit toward another Write-In. No refunds are available.
Three-Session Pass:  If you withdraw from your Write-In two hours or more before the first class begins, you will receive a Gotham credit toward another Write-In. If you contact Gotham to withdraw two business days or more before the first Write-In is due to meet, you can receive a refund less $20 or receive a credit that can be applied toward any Gotham class
All Gotham credits are good for one year.