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.
Kalmia Strong is an Iowa City-based bookmaker, educator, and arts organizer. She received an MFA from the University of Iowa Center for the Book and is currently program director for the arts organization Public Space One. Her collaborative, commissioned and individual book work has been shown and collected nationally, and she regularly teaches book and print workshops and instigates collaborative projects.
Intern - Meredith Johnson
Meredith Johnson is currently a senior studying English and Creative Writing with minors in French and Art History at the University of Iowa. She has worked on campus literary reviews throughout her college career, including editorial positions at Ink Lit Mag and earthwords: the undergraduate literary review. Meredith is passionate about fostering artistic and literary collaboration and celebrates the vibrant creative community in Iowa City. Upon graduation, she would like to continue her work by pursuing a career in literary publishing.