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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.

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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

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The Challenges

yeah write #220 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

yeah write #220 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

Where did that come from? Those of you who are more high-brow may raise your eyebrows at me, but sometimes my writing is inspired by movies. Not like fan fiction–that’s not my style–but mostly using elements like mood, tone, or a more abstract idea. After first seeing Pan’s Labyrinth I wrote stories with dark, twisted settings. Upon being…

yeah write #220 weekly writing challenge is open for nonfiction submissions

yeah write #220 weekly writing challenge is open for nonfiction submissions

Reading in my brain. How long has it been since you’ve read a book you just can’t put down? You know, that one book in thirty that makes you stay up all night to find out the next earth-shattering event or beautifully written moment. It is always just a page away.

yeah write #220 weekly writing challenge kickoff

yeah write #220 weekly writing challenge kickoff

Family matters There are brothers, and there are brothers. The relationships between siblings – or between friends who might as well be – have always fascinated me and are one of my favorite subjects to explore in my writing. No other relationship has such creative tension built into it from the get-go, I think. It’s the…

yeah write #219 weekend writing showcase

yeah write #219 weekend writing showcase

It’s the weekend, so the moonshine grid is open The weekend is enough to celebrate, even without the good news of today. But hey, you can never have too much to celebrate, right? So I’ve poured us some fancy champagne along with the usual moonshine brew, and I’m lifting my glass to such an auspicious start to…

yeah write weekly writing challenge #219: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

yeah write weekly writing challenge #219: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

What you do matters. Writing matters. It may seem like you’re blogging to an audience of three (at least it feels that way for me); there is no shame in that because you are giving something of yourself to the world. You are driven to create and that is one of the finest impulses human beings…

yeah write #219 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting: nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories

yeah write #219 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting: nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories

Vote for your favorite nonfiction, fiction and microstories here It’s that time again! Another week has flown by and it’s time to vote here at yeah write #219! We had another great unmoderated week. We’re staying this way all summer so invite your friends to play along next week. It’s the perfect opportunity to try us out. 

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