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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) and Tuesday (fiction|poetry). Community voting takes place on Thursdays, and winners are announced on Fridays.

You can add your own post as long as it meets our basic 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 a brief explanation on why you didn’t make the grid. 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 mailer to stay on top of the challenges.

We are thrilled have you join our growing community!

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SUPER CHALLENGE

The yeah write super challenge is a prompted challenge, where writers compete for cash prizes to complete their best work in a single weekend. Prompts are released on Friday, and the completed work must be turned in by Sunday night. The next super challenge kicks off in early 2017. Stay tuned for more details!

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.

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!

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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Michelle Longo

editor-in-chief

Christine Hanolsy

contributing editor

Jenny Poore

social media editor

Meg Galipault

nonfiction editor

Natalie DeYoung

fiction|poetry editor

Nathan James

fiction|poetry editor

Rowan Grigsby

managing editor

Stacie Dalrymple

executive editor

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The Challenges

yeah write #301 weekend writing showcase

yeah write #301 weekend writing showcase

The weekend writing showcase is open! TGIF! Cheers to the weekend, everyone! I’m gearing up for my first trip to NYC next week (any suggestions?) so I’m prepared to kick back and relax this weekend before I hit the mad rush of the big city. You know the drill. Bring me your best writing this weekend.

yeah write weekly writing challenge #301: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

yeah write weekly writing challenge #301: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

Before we talk about writing this week, I want to talk about silencing.

yeah write weekly writing challenge #301 is open for popular voting

yeah write weekly writing challenge #301 is open for popular voting

Popular voting for the yeah write #301 weekly writing challenge is now open! Vote by 10pm ET on Thursday for your favorite nonfiction and fiction|poetry entries! Wish there was a competition with no popular vote but all the editorial feedback you can eat? Check out yeah write’s third super challenge. Registration is open!

yeah write #301 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

yeah write #301 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

the beast in your writing Did you know somewhere inside that gorgeous poem or story you just finished lurks a seething, unpredictable animal?

yeah write #301 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

yeah write #301 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

The Art of the Single Scene Story A great way to better understand what we’re looking for in editor’s picks here at yeah write is to closely read the essays we select for that honor, together with our comments. Last week, in the commentary on my nonfiction pick from Lisa at Pryvate Parts, I praised…

yeah write #301 weekly writing challenge kickoff

yeah write #301 weekly writing challenge kickoff

You Are What You Read What I’m about to say may sound like the opposite, so let me make this royal proclamation right upfront: I do not dislike bloggers. I started writing for public consumption as a blogger, and I get paid to be a blogger. There’s nothing wrong with blogs or bloggers or blogging.

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

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