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weekly writing challenge

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 nonfiction super challenge kicks off July 8. 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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Michelle Longo


Christine Hanolsy

contributing editor

Jenny Poore

social media editor

Meg Galipault

nonfiction editor

Natalie DeYoung

fiction|poetry editor

Nathan James

fiction|poetry editor

Rowan Grigsby

contributing editor

Stacie Dalrymple

managing 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.

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 #272 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

yeah write #272 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

Imagining car wrecks My favorite movie about writers and writing is Stranger Than Fiction. It’s about an IRS agent (played by Will Ferrell) who slowly realizes as strange things happen to him that he is the main character in a novel being written by an author (Emma Thompson) famous for killing her main characters. Many of the…

who’s on fourth: yeah write interviews Lisa of Pryvate Parts

who’s on fourth: yeah write interviews Lisa of Pryvate Parts

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 Lisa of Pryvate Parts.

yeah write #272 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

yeah write #272 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

Plotting ahead I’ve been taking an online class with the wonderful Cindy Reed, a former yeah write editor, learning more about the mechanics of writing creative nonfiction. I have always struggled with the concept of “plot” in fiction. In nonfiction writing, I never really thought about it. Life is one big plot, right? It’s like…

yeah write #272 weekly writing challenge kickoff

yeah write #272 weekly writing challenge kickoff

What time is it? My favorite time of day is between 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM. No one else is awake and the world is still. I can think without interruption. It’s a beautiful thing. The worst part? I never see it.

yeah write #271 weekend writing showcase

yeah write #271 weekend writing showcase

It’s the weekend, so the moonshine grid is open If you’re looking for good news to start off your weekend, there’s still time to sign up for our super challenge! A six week, three-round competition that will help you stretch your muscles as a writer and storyteller, participants will receive detailed feedback on their entries. The winners? Cash prizes await them.…

yeah write weekly writing challenge #271: popular vote winners

yeah write weekly writing challenge #271: popular vote winners

I’ve spent the last six days on two separate mountains, and I’m not sure which I love more.

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