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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

nonfiction editor

Michelle Longo

managing editor

Natalie DeYoung

fiction|poetry editor

Nathan James

fiction|poetry editor

Rowan Grigsby

submissions editor

Stacie Dalrymple

community relations editor

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The Challenges

yeah write #252 weekend writing showcase

yeah write #252 weekend writing showcase

It’s the weekend, so the moonshine grid is open Ah, breath of fresh air that is the weekend, how you delight us so. I’ve been reading lots of poetry lately, and I’d like to compose a haiku in honor of what will be for me a three day weekend: Oh blissful weekend Greet us with a…

yeah write weekly writing challenge #252: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

yeah write weekly writing challenge #252: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

Got big plans for the weekend? Yeah, me too.

yeah write #252 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting: nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories

yeah write #252 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting: nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories

Vote for your favorite nonfiction, fiction and microstories here With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, love is in the air. Some folks are writing love songs, others are writing love poems. Me, I’m writing love letters – the yeah write kind, that is.

yeah write #252 weekly writing challenge is open for microstories in exactly 42 words

yeah write #252 weekly writing challenge is open for microstories in exactly 42 words

Greetings Earthlings! Sometimes what seems simple is actually the most complicated. Take our 42-word microstory challenge, for example.

yeah write #252 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

yeah write #252 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

In summary My project at work lately has been reading kids books and writing two summaries for them. The first summary is sparkly and zippy with exclamation points and loose ends. Hey, did you know? Have you ever? It’s purpose is to hook the student into reading. The second summary is more pedantic. In my head as I write it…

yeah write #252 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays and mostly true stories

yeah write #252 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays and mostly true stories

Swim My dad helped me move into my first college dorm. He then took me to lunch at the uptown Frische’s. After lunch, we got into the car so he could drive me back to the dorm. We would say our goodbyes and he would drive the hour or so back home. Instead, he stopped…

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