In the past 7 days, more than 700 people have pledged over $54,000 towards the Unsplash Book Kickstarter campaign.

It’s been amazing to see what has happened already and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support and contribution in not only helping fund this book, but in shaping its design and content.

That’s why we’ve decided to open up one spot in the book for essay submissions from our community.

Your story here

For the opportunity to be published in the Unsplash Book, please come up with a 300–500 word response to the following prompt:

Inspiration is everywhere around us — from the natural world to the works of art we experience every day. Everything we make is built off of what has come before.

Yet still we fall into the trap of waiting around for ‘the muse’ to show up and ignore the inspiration and raw creative materials that surround us. So how do we break though this?

What is your unique way of finding inspiration in everything around you? How do you see the world differently and how does this impact the way you are creative?

To submit your response:

Head over to the writing prompt on Medium and scroll down to the ‘write a response’ button at the bottom of the post.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, Dec 2nd at 11PM EDT

You don’t need to write a long essay. In fact, sometimes the smallest statements can make the biggest impact. We love honest and personal stories that show the person behind the art.

We’ll select one winner. If your work is chosen, we’ll get in touch and work with you to get your story ready for publication.

You’ll be credited in the Unsplash book and included in the profit split along with everyone else in the book. You’ll also receive a free copy of the book once it’s printed (value: $70), a package of secret goods, and a tweet from the Medium and Unsplash Twitter accounts.

Feel free to share your story with the hashtag #unsplashbook and we’ll keep an eye out for it.

We can’t wait to read what you come up with.

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