Sites with daily writing prompts (any kind of writing)
Ragtag Community Daily Prompts : a daily prompt dedicated site for any type of writing hosted daily by 7 different bloggers
Putting My Feet in the Dirt. Monthly post lists all the month’s days and the prompt for each day either two words or a phrase — any kind of writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction.
Your New Daily Prompt : a daily prompt dedicated site
Daily Addictions : a daily prompt dedicated site
Word of the Day Challenge : a daily prompt dedicated site. Also has a weekly photo prompt.
Swimmers : a daily prompt dedicated site. Scroll below the top “Swimmers” featured post for the community pool. The daily prompt comes up as the second post.
thehouseofbailey : a daily prompt post mixed with other posts. Look for the heading “Scotts Daily Prompt Gift”. You may have to scroll down for the day’s prompt.
This, That, and The Other : a daily prompt post mixed with other posts. Look for the heading “FOWC with Fandango”. You may have to scroll down for the day’s prompt.
The Haunted Wordsmith: a daily prompt post mixed with other posts. Look for the heading “3TC Three Things Challenge”. You may have to scroll down for the day’s prompt.
Days of Reason : poetry to be inspired by quote of the day. 28-day series. Scroll to “Day xx of 28 Days of Unreason” latest entry.
The Fake Redhead’s Daily Prompt : writing to be inspired by quote of the day. On Friday five quotes are given for weekend inspiration.
Cat Stark Daily Prompt : daily prompts. Home page is the “About” page. Look to the right menu for “Recent Posts” for latest daily prompt.
Sites with daily writing prompts (Poetry)
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. A phrase or something more to inspire you to write a haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetic form depending on the challenge
Sites with more than one a week writing prompts:
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie : a variety of fiction/poetry prompts by different folks. A variety of days change weekly so visit the site to see the latest prompt for the day you are interested in.
Sunday: Sometimes it’s a “choose a title” as a prompt from a list of titles; sometimes it’s a thematic prompts such as “creation mythologies/myths”
Monday: Wordle (a list of 12 or so words and you have to use at least 10 to create a story or poem)
Tuesday: Photo prompt (write something inspired by the photo shown)
Wednesday: write a Haiku/Tanka to a word or theme prompt
Thursday: Tale Weavers — A fairy tale image with some questions that you can write your own fairy tale to.
Every other Friday: Music prompt (write something inspired by the music — usually a you-tube video but may be an audio clip)
Every other Friday: First Line Fridays (a line or lines are given to you to start your writing and you go from there)
Saturday: Saturday Mix (a list of generally 5 words. You have to use them all or use their synonym or antonym depending on the challenge.)
Imaginary garden with real toads : a variety of poetry prompts by different folks. A variety of days change weekly. Some challenges show up sporadically so not listed here. Visit the site to see the latest prompts. Most days they will have a challenge.
Sunday: Sunday Mini-Challenge
Tuesday: Tuesday Platform. You can use the prompt or put up any poem you want.
Friday: Fireblossom Friday. A word or a phrase prompt. Flash fiction or any poetic form except haiku.
Saturday: Format challenges : write in the specified poetic form
Dverse Poet’s Pub (poetry)
Every other Monday : Quadrille. Write a quadrille to the prompt
Every other Monday : Haibun Mondays. Write a haibun to the prompt. A haibun is a haiku accompanied by a short paragraph of prose. The prose maybe autobiographical, travel journal, about a place, dreamlike, or essay. It varies a lot. See Haibun on Wiki for a better description.
Tuesday : Poetics
Every Other Thursdays : OpenLinkNight. There’s a poetry prompt but also an active chat night which starts at 3pm.
Every Other Thursdays : Meeting the Bar/Form. Usually focuses on an aspect of poetry like symbolism, the use of silence or on a poetic form.
A Writer’s Life
Monday : Less than 300-word challenge. Scroll down to “JSW Prompt” on Mondays. Gets reblogged on the site if given link.
Tuesday : Question challenge. Scroll down to “Question of the Day” on Tuesdays. Gets reblogged on the site if given link.
Friday : Photo prompt for flash fiction limited to 100-150 words. Scroll down to “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers” on Tuesdays.
Saturday : Reena’s Exploration : Prompt varies
- Mondays: TUFF challenges issued throughout October
- Wednesdays: Rodeo Contests debut each Wednesday throughout October
- Fridays: Beginning November 2, Rodeo Winners announced successively
Has a lot of different prompts although not all weekly, if you check weekly, you will find at least a prompt or two that week though it may vary which prompt series. Includes:
The Living Dead, Midweek Motif, Verse First, Poetry Pantry, and others
For categories: Nonfiction, mostly true stories and Fiction/Poetry: Sunday is kickoff post, Monday-Wednesday add submissions (Add site badge to your writing, then add link to Linksys). Submissions close Wed 10pm. Thursday popular vote closes at 10pm. Fridays announcements of popular vote winners and staff picks.
Friday 6pm starts Weekend Writing Showcase
First Wednesday each month: MicroProse Challenge
Weekly writing prompts by day posted.
(Generally best to respond on the day posted but you can usually add your response for the week)
Sunday : Haiku Horizons. One-word prompts. Given on Sundays but noticed in December, a couple times was a little late so if you don’t see it, check back.
The Sunday Whirl. A wordle prompt. Try to use all the words but not required. Post your link in the Mr.linksys.
Weekly Weather Challenge, anything based on the week’s designated weather–poem, quotes, fiction, nonfiction, anything.
Let it Bleed : word or phrase prompt. Each week also gives a roundup of the previous week’s entries.
Pic and a Word Challenge. Prompts are a photo and a word– use either or both as inspiration for a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words
Coffee Talk. The prompt is a phrase near the bottom of the post just above the “How to Link” section.
Monday : Ronovan Writes. Weekly two-word haiku challenge.
Share your World. 4 questions are posted each week.
Lovely Curses : Monday’s one-minute fiction.
Manic Mondays Prompt. Prompts are a photo and a song — use either or both. Creative responses accepted : a poem, short story or artwork. If it’s not Monday, you’ll have to scroll down.
Tuesday : Colleen’s Poetry Challenge. Weekly two-word challenge. Forms listed: haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, cinquain
Twittering Tales. Photo prompt — write a story to the photo in 280 characters or less.
Wednesday : 100 Word Wednesday. You may use image provided as a photo prompt or use your own image.
One-line Wednesday. #1linerWeds. One line, funny or inspirational.
Weekly Tanka Challenge. Two-word challenge. If it’s not Wednesday, you’ll probably have to scroll down.
Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practioner : Must use photo prompt and limit to under 200 words.
Thursday : Three Line Tales. Write a 3-line story, maximum 100 words, to a photo prompt.
Thursday Photo Prompt. #writephoto. Photo prompt. No word or style limits but keep it “fairly family friendly”
50 Word Thursday, Writing must be in mutiples of 50 words, maximum of 250 words. Anything is acceptable – poetry, story, anecdote. Prompt will be a photo and a random phrase — use either or both
Reena’s Exploration Challenge. Photo prompt for a story/poem/rant/anecdotes/journalistic coverage of events/ reflections. If you’re on the main page, if it’s not Thursday, you’ll have to scroll down
Friday : Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt, maximum 100 words.
Friday 55. Has to be exactly 55 words, prose or poetry. No rules or prompts — just keep to the word count. Add links in comments Friday-Sunday. Usually comes out on Fridays but the Holiday edition on 12/22/17 covers 3 weeks. You may have to scroll down to the latest Friday post.
Saturday : Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Prompts posted on Friday.
Weekend Writing Prompt. Prompts posted on Saturday. Sammi also adds an optional additional challenge to the word.
Curious as a Cat has a list of blog hops broken up by days. Some have prompts.
Monthly writing prompts
Story A Day. Monthly prompts. Sometimes timed. Sometimes with a goal — send it in to a magazine, etc.
12 Short Story Writing Challenges. One short story per month