The Inspiration & Our Mission

We first started at Gunn High School, California in February 2021 to amplify literary, creative voices in a heavily STEM-focused environment. In a time of physical separation, we wanted to bring together writers mentally.

Publication is NOT our ultimate goal. We’re looking for writing that is continuously improving, not just already-brilliant work. We see this a writers’ workout group where writers can flex their writing muscles ****by practicing a new type of writing: collaborative writing. You’ll grow stronger because you’re forced to work with constraints, like driving forward a scene you’re suddenly dropped into without control of what’s happened before or what will happen after. Consider this a writing exercise.

So, whatever your skill level, whatever your experience, join us to redefine the bounds of what high school writing can be.

The Flyer

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The Prose Train Flyer.pdf

The Contributors

The Team

All Writers

All Artists

All High Schools

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” —Neil Gaiman