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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.

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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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!

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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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The Challenges

yeah write #215 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays and mostly true stories

yeah write #215 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays and mostly true stories

It’s open submissions this week! It’s Memorial Day here in the United States, a day for remembrance for those who died while serving in the U.S. military. The American flag will be flown at half-mast, and it’s a bank and school holiday. Here at yeah write, in observance of the holiday, the editors will be…

yeah write #215 weekly writing challenge kickoff

yeah write #215 weekly writing challenge kickoff

herding cats Somebody* once compared writing to herding cats. You get a few words and sentences going off in the direction you want, and the ones you’re not paying attention to wander away. When you go to gather up the stragglers, you find the others have taken off and disappeared around the corner. What does…
yeah write weekly writing challenge #214 weekend writing showcase

yeah write weekly writing challenge #214 weekend writing showcase

It’s the weekend, so the moonshine grid is open Got your bathing suit? Towel? SPF 30 (or 50, if your undertones are Casperish, like mine)?  Because it’s Memorial Day weekend in the US, we thought a pool party was in order. Cold drinks and bomb pops are on ice, so grab yourself something tasty and…

yeah write weekly writing challenge #214: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

yeah write weekly writing challenge #214: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

So how’d your writing – I mean, reading –  homework go yesterday? That good, huh? It’s hard to be a critical reader, but it’s definitely a skill worth working on! Well, I’ve got some good news: we’re headed for summer vacation. That means relaxed, unmoderated grids are coming up. All you need to do is…
yeah write #214 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting: nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories

yeah write #214 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting: nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories

Vote for your favorite nonfiction, fiction and microstories here What would you say if I told you there are only two things you can do to become a better writer, and you’re already doing both of them? Yeah, I love you too. Okay. No, really, it’s getting hard to breathe. The two things you have to…
yeah write #214 weekly writing challenge is open for microstories in exactly 42 words

yeah write #214 weekly writing challenge is open for microstories in exactly 42 words

Greetings Earthlings! I find that the most interesting stories are about relationships: between people, between objects, between people and objects, between objects and their context. Relationships create tension that triggers change, and — for better or worse — change is interesting. Like two trains heading for the same track, there’s a potential for disaster, for narrow escape,…

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