Prompt Submission Guidelines

The competition section is closed for the National Novel Writing Month of November 2017. 

  • The prompt will be displayed on the Monday or every week and submissions are open till Sunday morning 10 a.m.
  • The response to a prompt can either be a poem (upto 300 words), flash fiction (upto 500 words) or a short story (upto 3000 words).
  • The winning work will go up online on Monday morning. Entries for prompts for previous weeks will not be considered at all.
  • First publication rights remain with onWriting, but you may publish it elsewhere by giving onWriting first publication credits, in case of an original work. Please notify us via an email when that happens on

For general queries read the General Submission Guidelines here.