Aug 01 2019
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Photo writing prompt, August 2019

In the northern hemisphere, August nights are for the Perseid meteor showers. Do you remember the first “falling star” you ever saw? Did you make a wish? Who were you with, and from where were you viewing? Do you think of science–of astrophysics, of cosmology, of dying stars, red giants, and white dwarves–or of spirituality and the oneness of the universe, when you see this image? What of the human element, the phone lines and edge of a rooftop? The sunset ushering in the night’s show? The treeline? How do the insertions of either earthly nature or man-made constructs shape your response to this photo?

What do you think about when you look at this image? Write about it.

Monthly photo prompt writing contest for email list subscribers!

If you aren’t currently enrolled in a Center course (or even if you are!) but want to write with us, we host a community-building photo prompt writing project through our email list.

How it works

Every first of the month, we will present a new photo. Using this photo as a prompt, our subscribers are invited to participate in our in-list writing challenge to see who can create a strong, detailed, feature-worthy response in under 500 words. (Subscribing gets you a FREE download of One Year of Weekly Writing Prompts, our Sunday emails brimming with tips and inspiration for writers, the occasional exclusive discount or package deal on Center offerings, AND access to this friendly-fun “contest,” so what are you waiting for?)

Once you’re subscribed, get writing! Copy and paste your response to the photo prompt into an email and send it to Stacia (sfleegal at creativewritingcenter dot com, subject line “[Month] photo prompt submission”) before noon on the last day of each month.

Submit for a chance to be featured AND win $50

The winning submission will be featured in the first Sunday email of the incoming month, published along with a new photo prompt.

To offer a bigger reward for writers who participate in our monthly photo prompt contest, every submission will be one entry into a drawing for the winner’s choice between 1) $50 off the Center course of their choosing, OR 2) a $50 Amazon gift card. Each month’s featured writer will get two entries into the drawing. There will be two drawings each year: July 1 for submissions received January 1 through June 30, and January 1 for submissions received July 1 through December 31.

Remember, only email list subscribers can participate and will see each month’s selection, so sign up if you want to join us!

Happy writing,

Stacia M. Fleegal, Director