Special July Writing Prompt Challenge: Blood Into Ink DEADLINE: July 31, 2017

Brave and Reckless is sponsoring a special July Writing Prompt Challenge Blood Into Ink.  Although this challenge is inspired by the new Writing Collective site Blood Into Ink, submissions do not have to be about survival.  Everyone is encouraged to take this prompt where their muse leads them.


Writing Prompt- Blood Into Ink

  1. Using the writing prompt above, write a 100 to 800 word original, previously unpublished piece that integrates the writing prompt.  It can be poetry, prose, short fiction or even essay.  The prompt can be used as the title, you can use the phrase intact, or break it up however you want within the written piece.
  2. Pick out an image to go with your submission
  3. Write a brief biography
  4. Send the following to christine.e.ray@gmail.com by midnight EST on Monday, July 31, 2017:
    • Your original piece
    • suggested image
    • brief biography
    • link to where you post your writing (blog, Facebook page, Instagram, etc.)
  5. Submissions will be judged by me and at least one guest judge.  If you are interested in being a guest judge for this challenge, let me know.
  6. I will publish all submissions on Brave and Reckless as long as they are appropriate and you are welcome to reblog once they have been published. They will also get a plug on Brave and Reckless‘ Twitter and Facebook pages. With the approval of the other Blood Into Ink curators, relevant submissions may also be published on Blood Into Ink.  All participants are strongly encouraged to reblog the winning submission to their own blog.

Please feel free reblog and post this challenge invitation on social media

This is a challenge near and dear to my heart.  I look forward to reading your submissions.


      1. I have a small doubt. After writing the piece do I have to first mail you or post it in my wp site??


    1. Hi Vivian– Realistically, when do you think you can get it to me? One of the judges has finished scoring the Breath and Bone pieces. I need to go back and reread them carefully and add my scoring. The two prompt challenges ended up overlapping a little more than I expected. Hope to announce a winner this week. It was a really great group of submissions.

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      1. I don’t know how you spare the time, but its very much appreciated and I’m grateful to exercise my writing skills. For blood and Ink- about an extra 4 days- (luckily have a day off work).

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