Prompt is an online and book arts journal for writing inspired by visual art and visual art inspired by writing. Every six months we showcase an exciting new or established artist, online, and invite others to use their work as a prompt, trigger or source of inspiration.
For our seventh round we're featuring a body of work by Lauren Frances Evans. We're now accepting visual responses to any or all of Lauren's images. You may respond to a single detail within a single image, or to the group as a whole. We're not a traditionally ekphrastic journal. That is, we don't want work that attempts to faithfully re-present the prompt. We're more interested in the prompt's effect on you: how do you process the prompt? how does your particular vision refract through, or bounce off this new lens? We invite you to visit our site, enjoy the work, and, if you feel inspired, to submit a response. We hope that the images will offer a new opening into your ongoing adventures with words. Our editors will select several responses to be published on our site. At the end of this round responses will be included, along with Lauren's prompts, in a limited edition, collectable art book.
PromptPress provides inspiration for and invites collaboration between writers and visual artists. We believe cross media collaboration is vital to the creation of boundary pushing work. Prompt provides a space for artists to connect, study each other’s work, and publish within the national scene. In our exploration of how word becomes image, becomes word we invite book artists, for whom words are images, to design special editions of our bi-annual print journal.
As a member of the James Gang, Prompt Press is a tax-exempt 501 (c)3 organization.
Submit a response to any one or more of our featured artist's pieces. Selected entries will be published. See our Submissions Guidelines page for details.
Intern - Elaine Brunson
Elaine Brunson is currently working towards her BA in English at Cornell College, with a focus on the Creative Writing program. She has published in the college’s literary magazine, Open Field, and written for the Cornellian newspaper. Besides some sprinkled journalism, her work consists of mostly short fiction stories; after graduation, she would love to share these stories through publication as well as pursue a career in publishing the works of other emerging, experimental authors.