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weekly writing challenge

Welcome to the yeah write weekly writing challenge! Yeah write is a collection of your very best posts. We have new writing challenges opening every Monday (nonfiction), Tuesday (fiction|poetry) and Wednesday (microstories). Community voting takes place on Thursdays, and winners are announced on Fridays.

You can add your own post as long as it meets our submission guidelines. If it doesn’t fit the guidelines, much like a literary magazine would, we will return it to you with a nice thank you note and offer some critical suggestions on how to improve your submission for next time. Need more info? Visit our FAQ.

Yeah write is the perfect way to create buzz for smaller blogs, and we’re excited to highlight the wonderful writing discovered in obscure places. Sign up for our weekly mailer to stay on top of the challenges.

We are thrilled have you join our growing community!

nonfiction 86%
fiction | poetry 95%
microstories 78%
writing workshops 85%
opens Mondays

NONFICTION

The nonfiction challenge grid opens on Mondays at midnight US eastern daylight time [-4 GMT]. Accepting your personal essays and mostly true stories, this is the place on the ‘net to showcase your best writing. Everyone has a story to tell. If it’s compelling, we’re listening to yours.

opens Tuesdays

FICTION|POETRY

The fiction|poetry challenge opens on Tuesdays at midnight US eastern daylight time [-4 GMT] and accepts your fiction and poetry up to 750 words. Need a little inspiration? Use the ultimate question as an optional prompt. Grab a mic and join our monthly poetry slam,or explore new genres with our focus on fiction!

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MICROSTORIES

The microstories grid opens on Wednesdays at midnight US eastern daylight time [-4 GMT] and accepts your microstories of exactly 42 words that answer the current week’s ultimate question, which is announced on Sundays in the weekly kickoff post. It’s the fastest, most furious micro challenge out there!

opens Mondays

MOONSHINE

The moonshine weekend writing showcase opens on Fridays at 6:00 p.m. US eastern daylight time [-4 GMT], staying open all weekend! Posts of any length and type are accepted: nonfiction, fiction, poetry, open letters, listicles, book reviews – anything you want. The only restriction is no commercial or sponsored posts.

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Erica Hoskins Mullenix

founding editor

Christine Hanolsy

microstories editor

Jenny Poore

social media editor

Meg Galipault

contributing editor

Michelle Longo

nonfiction editor

Natalie DeYoung

poetry editor

Nathan James

fiction|poetry editor

Rowan Grigsby

submissions editor

Stacie Dalrymple

community relations editor

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The Challenges

yeah write #224 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting: nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories

yeah write #224 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting: nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories

Vote for your favorite nonfiction, fiction and microstories here When I was a kid, I used to look forward to summer. More or less. I mean, I was definitely one of those kids that liked school, too, but there’s something about summer, about how the lazy days rolled out before me with nothing to do but…
yeah write #224 weekly writing challenge is open for microstories in exactly 42 words

yeah write #224 weekly writing challenge is open for microstories in exactly 42 words

Greetings Fellow Earthlings! It’s 86 degrees and 73% humidity in Chicago right now, the first real dog day of summer. I’ve been laughing at my cats all frizzed out and belly up on the bathroom tile tonight. Well, I was laughing until I realized I’ve moved less than they have. I’m not complaining— we’ve had…

yeah write #224 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

yeah write #224 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

The beauty we love Sometimes, if I’m too tired to dive into whatever book I’m reading but not tired enough to fall asleep, I’ll pick up my well-worn copy of The Essential Rumi and take in two or three poems. I don’t read poetry as often as I do fiction, but that’s not to say I don’t…

who’s on fourth: yeah write interviews Jan of Red’s Wrap

who’s on fourth: yeah write interviews Jan of Red’s Wrap

Welcome to who’s on fourth where we interview one member of the yeah write community and the interview will publish the fourth Monday of each month. Next in the series features Arden of Arden Ruth Writes interviewing Jan of Red’s Wrap.

yeah write #224 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays and mostly true stories

yeah write #224 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays and mostly true stories

Writing post-hell week I ain’t gon’ lie: last week was a rough one, and I am nowhere near recovering from it. Events in the news, family-related stress, and, now, as I’m writing this, finding out Bobbi Kristina Brown has died at the age of 22. What a hard life that girl led, and she was…

yeah write #224 weekly writing challenge kickoff

yeah write #224 weekly writing challenge kickoff

Headline Christine is out of town right now, probably hunting wild rabbits in some tundra wilderness. Or wait, was she snorkeling with sharks in South Africa? I can’t remember, but she might have told me she was going to soak in those famous Icelandic hot springs, and after that catch a red eye to New Zealand…

Did you know yeah write has never taken even one week off during four years of challenges?