Here you can find prompts for upcoming contests at least three months in advance, so you can take as much writing time as you need. You can enter as many or as few contests as you like. Remember that stories must be 1,200 - 5,000 words long. You'll be able to submit your entries from the 1st to the 14th of each month (e.g. 1-14 November for the November contest). The thread is locked to avoid confusion, as the opening post will be changing on a regular basis. If you have any concerns about the prompts, please PM me. And don't forget you can suggest the prompts you want to see here. October Contest open for entries; details here. November Prompt Option 1: Your story is set on bonfire night. There's something strange about the Guy Fawkes effigy. Prompt Option 2: Kanye West is elected president of the US. (Thanks to @Chained - for the prompt, not President West's victory.) December Prompt Option 1: Your story must contain the line, "Gently put the teddy bear down. I don't want to have to pull the trigger." (Proposed by @halisme and very popular with the forum) Prompt Option 2: Take inspiration from this photo: January - Open Contest You don't have to use a prompt--give us the best your imagination has got. Voters will be reminded not to take use (or lack of) of a prompt into consideration. For those who prefer to work with a prompt, give us a story about a new year's resolution that goes horribly wrong.