Writing & Art Prompt Submission Guidelines

  • Only open to children 17 and under.
  • Kids can work on the front/back of the printed image below or create their own document.
  • Writers are limited to 1,000 words, handwritten or typed. (If you have a child who wants to write more, submit the first 1,000 words.)
  • Visual artists are limited to one page. Images can be black and white or color.
  • Photographers can submit up to 3 images, black and white or color.
  • Simply attach a scan or photo of your child’s or student’s work and email to 
  • TEACHER OR PARENT contact information should be in the body of the email, along with the age and name of the child. Children should never submit their own work.
  • Put “November Prompt” in the subject line.
  • If chosen to be published, guardians will be contacted and children compensated for their work.
  • If you want to see all of the prompts throughout this year, visit Mary Claire’s blog at