Winning Stories

Did your story take home the Promptly gold?

It’s that time again — time, alongside a Writer’s Digest comrade, to gnash our teeth, hold our breath and force ourselves to pick a top story from the past month’s creative cavalcade of responses to various prompts. For August-September, with the help of magazine staffer and WD Books Editor Scott Francis,...

And the Winner Is . . . (Plus Photo Prompt)

Hey writers, After combing through all of the stories from the last month, battling indecision, falling for many pieces, and filtering everything through our own negotiable subjectivity, we have a favorite pick from the July/August prompts. Guest judge/WD Editor Jessica Strawser and I selected Beth Cato’s “That Strange Day” response to...

And the Kick-Off Winner Is . . . ?!

Hey writers, After gobbling up mobsters, distopian doctors, cracked families and even old ghosts, it’s time for the results of the Promptly Kick-Off Breaking-Block Challenge. Even though I was frequently overtaken by interrobang-like feelings (?!) of indecision, I won’t go into the usual long-winded rant about how difficult it was to...