A happy conviction My seven-year-old son has recently discovered the Moomintroll books by Tove Jansson. And by “discovered” I mean: I have been shoving them in his face for months and he finally consented to read one. I couldn’t be prouder.
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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!
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.
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.
What we can do
Each week, I know that I will find some of the best writing on yeah write. Because of this, I have become a better writer. I have learned from them. I have been inspired by them. I have been challenged and most importantly, I have gained courage from them. Winning a coveted yeah write editor’s prize encouraged me to submit and publish my work in literary magazines and newspapers. Yeah write is my muse.Bill - The Authentic Life
All writers looking to sharpen writing skills, get constructive feedback and grow in their craft must come to yeah write. Why? Here, you get the best, undiluted and no-nonsense approach to writing that you’ve always dreamed of. It’s been a little over a year since I started writing for yeah write and with each week, I find myself working harder on my work, tuning it to the demands of a good brief and churning out the best I can. These editors are the best people to have in your corner. Trust me.Shailaja - The Moving Quill
I was 36 when the urge to write struck hard and fast. An MFA was out of the question because I already had three degrees, two children, and a mortgage. Still, I knew I needed a community for support, accountability, fellowship, and friendly competition. Lucky for me, yeah write was there, week after week, offering everything I needed to cobble together my nascent writing life. It was, by turns, a nest, a perch, a home, a launching pad, a rec room, and a raucous dance party complete with disco balls and glow sticks. If you’re looking for a writing home, yeah write is like the house with great snacks and fizzy sodas. Don’t miss the chance to sit on its couches and pin your writing to its walls.Christie - The Outlaw Mama
The folks at yeah write are having fun, supporting each other, and making a genuine effort to improve the blogosphere. Who could argue with that? I’m all for making the internet a more pleasant and positive place to read and write. Go, yeah write, go!Mary Laura - I Miss You When I Blink
Yeah write has been such a wonderful resource for regular writing. Meeting weekly deadlines, to a clear word limit, has helped to hone my writing so it’s concise, with a clear “so what?” that engages the reader. The opportunity to read the works of others, receive directed feedback from the editors, and reflect on the comments people leave, has also helped immeasurably in improving my writing. If you’re new to writing, or want to polish up neglected skills, I highly recommend yeah write as a gentle, friendly starting point.Asha - Parenting in the Wilderness & FlAshaTales
Why do I love yeah write? I could say a lot of fancy things about craft and competition, but the truth is pretty simple. Yeah write gives me a chance to play. A dedicated space to challenge myself and my wordy ways, a space to stretch my legs and try on things I’ve never done before. Beyond that, I get to read some really great writing from folks I don’t know if I’d meet otherwise. Play, read, write, post, rinse, repeat. This is among my favorite things I do with other writers that doesn’t take a whole lot of time or commitment. Give it a shot. Get some feedback. Write the thing.Shannon - About That Writing Thing
Arden Ruthsocial media editor
Christine Hanolsycontributing editor
Jenny Pooresocial media editor
Meg Galipaultnonfiction editor
Natalie DeYoungfiction|poetry editor
Nathan Jamesfiction|poetry editor
Rowan Grigsbymanaging editor
Stacie Dalrympleexecutive editor
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most recent posts
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 our very own editor-in-chief, Michelle Longo.
Getting to the top of the grid If you’ve been participating in yeah write and still find the top row an elusive place to be in the weekly vote, you might want to look more closely at whether you’re giving readers a reason to care about your nonfiction piece. It’s what we call the “so…
Ready for another challenge? We are less than two weeks away from kicking off the first ever fiction-based super challenge. We had so much fun with our first one and cannot wait to see what stories you bring us this time. If you’re interested in signing up (and come on, who wouldn’t be?), then make sure…
It’s the weekend, so the moonshine grid is open Lately I’ve been fantasizing about the idea of buying an espresso machine. I have been wanting one for years, and as the weather cools off, morning cappuccinos start sounding heavenly. Why can’t I just go to a local coffee shop and be done with it? Well, for starters, who has…
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