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<aside> 📣 Submit to our inaugural collaborative story contest, the Prosetrain Contest! Submissions are due by September 30, 2023. Read contest rules and submit here.
We’re a student-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit connecting student writers in a larger mission of collaborative storytelling. This is a writers’ workout group where students train their prose.
Each writer adds 2–15 sentences to continue the story. The final product: A Prosetrain—a story of distinctive voices from creative minds.
Sign up to train your prose. Want to say hi? Contact us here.
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“It’s always fun and exiting to see what everyone else brings to the table. The end result is totally different from what I would have written alone. The Prose Train encourages me to think fast and build on top of the work of others.”
Nina Li, Gunn HS, 4x Prosetrainer
“It’s been amazing to see the magic that happens in writing when writers from different backgrounds come together to combine unique ideas that in the end create a masterpiece!”
Andrea Esparza, 3x Prosetrainer
“Low effort and high reward.”
Janus, 4x Prosetrainer
“The Prose Train has been a really great space for me when it comes to collaboration and creativity while not being too stressful. Writing with so many people has been a really great way to learn about new ideas, unique perspectives and to develop my literary skills. On top of that, the end products are always such a blast to read and something I continue to want to be a part of. So if you are looking for a place to write and have some fun, I would highly suggest joining The Prose Train!”
Langston Wu, 5x Prosetrainer
“I absolutely love this project and I think it’s so creative and fun. Everyone should participate!”
Maya Ma, 1x Prosetrainer
Writing doesn’t have to be a solo practice. You don’t want to miss this train.
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“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” —Ryunosuke Sataro