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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!

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


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 first fiction super challenge kicks off October 7. Register today!



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


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!

opens Mondays


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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Christine Hanolsy

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Jenny Poore

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Meg Galipault

nonfiction editor

Natalie DeYoung

fiction|poetry editor

Nathan James

fiction|poetry editor

Rowan Grigsby

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Stacie Dalrymple

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Yeah write doesn’t happen without a lot going on behind the scenes. We write and design opening posts for the site’s blog six days a week, read your work, compose and send love letters with care. We review your submissions and select editors’ picks. We strategize how to improve our reach to benefit you, sharing your work with more people through social media and influential bloggers.

Can you imagine being part of a writing community that influences other writing sites? A community that online editors tap for talent? We can because we are that community. Please support us.

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The Challenges

yeah write #289 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting

yeah write #289 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting

Popular voting for the yeah write #289 weekly writing challenge is now open! Vote by 10pm ET on Thursday for your favorite nonfiction and fiction|poetry entries!

yeah write #289 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

yeah write #289 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

It happens to everyone. The widespread internet problems this past weekend really put a crimp in our style. But did we crash and burn? No, because we had backups in place (and some quick-thinking team members ready to jump in).

who’s on fourth: yeah write interviews Ruby Bastille

who’s on fourth: yeah write interviews Ruby Bastille

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 Ruth interviewing Ruby Bastille.

yeah write #289 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

yeah write #289 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

Back to Basics: Elements of Creative Nonfiction Hey! It’s Cindy, and I’m returning to yeah write’s editorial team this week after a long hiatus. It’s been two years since my last editing stint here, when I was in charge of the Friday winners’ post, showcasing the best in that week’s writing and teasing out teachable…

yeah write #289 weekly writing challenge kickoff

yeah write #289 weekly writing challenge kickoff

Are you scared? In just over a week, a day will arrive that strikes fear in the hearts of so many. No, not Halloween. November 1! Whether it’s NaNoWriMo or NaBloPoMo or some other configuration of shortened words to say you’re writing every day in November, people all over the world are committing themselves to…

Super challenge #2 Round Two Kickoff

Super challenge #2 Round Two Kickoff

Folks, I know we’re not supposed to call this the Day the Internet Died but let’s be serious, here, there’s been a lot of ups and downs. Round Two writers, your group assignments hopefully came by email earlier today, so go ahead and scroll down to get your prompt!

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

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