2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: 30 Poetry Prompts

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November was a lot of fun! I wrote more than 30 poems. And I've already received a few chapbook submissions. To make it easier to catch up and/or just write poems, here are the 30 poetry prompts collected in one spot.

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Each day gives a hint at what the prompt covers. Just click on the link if you need more details or would like to read a few example poems.


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30 Poetry Prompts for the 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

  1. Glorious poem.
  2. Darkest hour poem.
  3. Tired of blank poem.
  4. Apologetic poem.
  5. Private poem.
  6. Lost and/or found poem.
  7. Occupation title poem.
  8. Poem that hints at something.
  9. Burn blank poem.
  10. Teenage poem.
  11. Forgiveness poem.
  12. Disaster poem.
  13. Quiet and/or loud poem.
  14. Hungry poem.
  15. Anti-blank poem.
  16. Brave poem.
  17. Broken poem.
  18. Child's toy poem.
  19. Six words poem.
  20. Love and/or anti-love poem.
  21. Protest poem.
  22. Praise poem.
  23. I can't blank poem.
  24. Salty poem.
  25. Line from earlier poem title.
  26. Ambitious poem.
  27. Shaky and/or sturdy poem.
  28. Mood poem.
  29. Remix poem.
  30. One more blank poem.


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He edits Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine. He is always glad to have one more poem to write. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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