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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 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!



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

contributing 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

contributing editor

Stacie Dalrymple

community relations editor


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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.

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The Challenges

yeah write #268 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

yeah write #268 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

Everyone’s an editor It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S., which means most of us (unless you work in retail) have the day off to honor those who died while serving in our armed forces. It is also the unofficial kick-off to summer, the day that swimming pools open, and it is once again acceptable to…

One asefru, two isefra, three isefra, four

One asefru, two isefra, three isefra, four

The Amazigh (known historically as Berber) people have been around for a long time. Don’t believe me? Check out this dude on my left from the tomb of Seti I. Or look up the 7th century war queen Dihya. But it’s a more recent cultural development that we’re here to talk about today. 

Play it again, Sam

Play it again, Sam

I spend a whole lot of time talking about editing. Edit your work. OH MY GOD PLEASE @#$@ING EDIT YOUR WORK. But what does that even mean, once you’ve run spellcheck and decided that you don’t want to write at the broken fifth-grade grammar level that is Microsoft’s grammar check? How do you take a…

yeah write #268 weekly writing challenge kickoff

yeah write #268 weekly writing challenge kickoff

Some weeks are big It was quite a week for me. I turned 40, I became editor-in-chief here at yeah write, I held a plank for a minute and two seconds, and I made some progress on my memoir and a long form fiction project. Is it luck or happenstance? Just some weird coincidence that…

yeah write #267 weekend writing showcase

yeah write #267 weekend writing showcase

It’s the weekend, so the moonshine grid is open Is everyone ready for a break? Okay, I’m looking around the room and seeing nothing but hands raised. That’s it, then: it’s settled. I’ll haul out the bean bag chairs, and there’s a papasan chair by the window for whoever snags it first. It’s BYOB, but I’ve…

yeah write weekly writing challenge #267: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

yeah write weekly writing challenge #267: popular vote winners and editors’ picks

OK, yeah, whatever, maybe you’re excited to find out this week’s winners, but you’re not having-dinner-with-Natalie-and-Christine excited.

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

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