The Harlequin

Prompt for October 18, 2023

'The Harlequin' is the weekly literature prompt for Wednesday, October 18, 2023. IronAge Media is taking submissions inspired by this image prompt through November 2, 2023. The following categories are open:

  • Flash Fiction & Poetry: Any work less than one thousand words.
  • Short Stories: Any short story exceeding one thousand words.

To enter your submission send an email with a link to your work along with the title, a brief description of the medium used, and your prefered byline. You will need to host your content yourself, via Substack or similar.

After a month of prompts has passed, all categories that recieve at least eight submissions (across all prompts for that time period) will be entered into a popular vote. Details will be posted when voting occurs. Editor picks may occur with less than eight submissions, especially with lower volume mediums. Winners of the vote and editors picks will be contacted for some additional information and featured on the site on a weekly basis.

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