In August of 2019, I ran a writing prompt challenge based on the titles of seminal feminist books. These provocative book titles generated some of the most stellar writing responses I have ever received. This month’s challenge, Other Voices, Other Rooms, combines some of my favorites from the original challenge as well as the titles of important new books I have added to my reading list.
While not all of my readers may define themselves as feminists, I believe the prompts could be creatively inspiring to anyone. You certainly don’t need to be a feminist to participate, nor does your response piece need to be written from a feminist perspective. As always, I hope to accomplish two goals: to inspire you creatively and to encourage you to add at least one of these titles to your reading list.
There is only one rule to my prompt challenge: the poem or book title should serve as the title of your piece OR all the words of the title should be integrated into your piece somehow.
I LOVE posting your prompt responses on Brave & Reckless. I welcome your poetry, prose, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, essay, and art. I will accept responses to any of March’s prompts on any day before March 31st, but will not start publishing them on Brave & Reckless until March 1st.
Email your prompt responses with a short bio (if you have not recently submitted to me) and a suggested image to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also participate on Instagram by tagging your writing/art with:
March 2022 Prompts
Other Voices, Other Rooms
1 The Handmaid’s Tale
2 When God Was a Woman
3 A Room of One’s Own
4 Bad Feminist
5 Men Explain Things to Me
6 Sister Outsider
7 The Bell Jar
8 This Bridge Called My Back
9 In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens
10 Girl Decoded
11 The Second Sex
12 The Body Is Not an Apology
13 Whipping Girl
14 The Yellow Wallpaper
15 We Should All Be Feminists
17 The Bluest Eye
18 Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s
19 Ain’t I a Woman?
20 Women Who Run With Wolves
22 Against Our Wills
23 The witch doesn’t burn in this one
24 Invisible Women
25 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
26 Don’t Call Me Inspirational
27 But Some of Us Are Brave
28 The Witches Are Coming
29 What We’re Told Not To Talk About
30 Feminists Don’t Wear Pink & other lies
31. she must be mad
Submit by email to email@example.com for publication
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