About Us

The Literal Challenge is an umbrella organisation that supports a growing community of writers across media and at any stage from novice to professional. We have already worked with almost 1,000 writers across the globe. Do join if you are looking to challenge yourself, experiment and take risks, spice up your own creative writing style or practice new skills and methods.

It is the brainchild of London-based writer, dramaturg and literary manager Sebastian Rex (which he borrowed from the wonderful Red Theater in Chicago), who has extensive experience in working with writers from all levels to help them tap into their creative potential.

"One of the most unexpected outcomes was just how much happier I felt overall from carving out time to write every day. I can't wait to take part again."

Here at The Literal Challenge we believe that writers have to write – good or bad – they should churn as much work as possible and experiment with- and challenge their own style and beliefs, under the motto Don’t get it right, get it, write!

Our daily prompts have been designed to inspire writers to write free from constraints, worry and stress. We promise a month of inspiration to do as much creative writing as possible. We work hard to make it engaging and rewarding in more ways than one, but mostly challenging, because if you don’t have to work hard for it, it’s not worth doing.

To sign up to our latest challenge click here