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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) 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

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Jenny Poore

social media editor

Meg Galipault

nonfiction editor

Natalie DeYoung

fiction|poetry editor

Nathan James

fiction|poetry editor

Rowan Grigsby

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Stacie Dalrymple

executive editor

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The Challenges

yeah write #306 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

yeah write #306 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

Running Lines: Editing on the Micro-Level Let’s talk about sentences and the words that make up your sentences. Because y’all have now mastered the high-level editing we talked about in the first two installments of our February nonfiction know-how, right? You understand developmental editing – choosing your literary conflict and pruning it down to fit…

yeah write #306 weekly writing challenge kickoff

yeah write #306 weekly writing challenge kickoff

Winter doldrums I’m over it. The snow, the ice, the cold. I’ve hit my breaking point. That’s why Rowan was kicking things off last weekend – I was sulking.

yeah write #305 weekend writing showcase

yeah write #305 weekend writing showcase

The weekend writing showcase is open! TGIF! I’m looking forward to another long weekend here in the US, and I know our super challenge participants are eagerly awaiting their results! How about we soothe those nerves with some writing this weekend, eh? You know the drill. Bring me your best stories this weekend.

yeah write weekly writing challenge #305: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

yeah write weekly writing challenge #305: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

Everything old is new again.

yeah write weekly writing challenge #305 is open for popular voting

yeah write weekly writing challenge #305 is open for popular voting

Popular voting for the yeah write #305 weekly writing challenge is now open! Vote by 10pm ET on Thursday for your favorite nonfiction and fiction|poetry entries!

yeah write #305 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

yeah write #305 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

more restrictive than Christian Grey It’s hard to guess what someone else is thinking. In relationships, getting it right can yield great benefits; but getting it wrong can result in spending the night alone pretty quick. For sadomasochists, that predicament resulted in the invention of the ‘safeword.’ For writers, it resulted in grammar.

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

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