Ends on

For years, we've been offering a prompt at the end of every Rattlecast episode, to encourage folks to write new poems for the next week's open lines. At the end of every episode, Timothy Green announced the next week's prompt. Write yours within the next week to share it on the open lines, and submit it to this category by the end of the month to have it considered. Series editor Katie Dozier will select her favorite poems, which will be published as one of Rattle.com's daily poems. The winner each month will also receive $100. 

Submissions for the Prompt Poem of the Month are not anonymized—we still want to encourage everyone to share their weekly poems on the Rattlecast's open lines—but choices are still being made solely based on the poem's merit. Submit as many poems as you'd like to this category, but only poems written for the current month's prompts. A winner will be chosen after the first week of every month. 


Prompt for September 4th: Write a sonnet with a number in it.

Prompt for September 11th: Write a one sentence poem that includes two truths and a lie.

Prompt for September 18th: Write a sequel: a poem that refers to another poem and starts immediately after the events in that poem.

Prompt for September 24th: Write a haibun that mentions time.

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Prompt for October 2nd: Pick an inanimate object and trace the evolution of your relationship with it throughout your life. Title it with the name of that object.

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