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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. 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 weekly mailer to stay on top of the challenges.

We are thrilled have you join our growing community!

nonfiction 86%
fiction | poetry 95%
microstories 78%
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 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!

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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Erica Hoskins Mullenix

founding editor

Christine Hanolsy

microstories editor

Jenny Poore

social media editor

Meg Galipault

contributing editor

Michelle Longo

nonfiction editor

Natalie DeYoung

poetry editor

Nathan James

fiction|poetry editor

Rowan Grigsby

submissions 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 #225 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

yeah write #225 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

August blues So, August. This is the month when I’m so hot and sticky all the time that I really don’t expect very much from myself, especially when it comes to writing. My style stretches and breathes, not putting on any airs or being too fancy. That’s not to say I don’t try, I just give myself…

yeah write #225 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays and mostly true stories

yeah write #225 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays and mostly true stories

Six weeks or somewhere in there The kickoff to the fourth fall writing season here at yeah write is scheduled for the first Monday after Labor Day. That’s when we go back to moderated submissions and our typical readership. I’m torn between being excited about returning to normal and being a little bummed about the…

yeah write #225 weekly writing challenge kickoff

yeah write #225 weekly writing challenge kickoff

“Find your tribe.” Cindy R. of The Reedster Speaks said this to me a couple weeks ago. It’s a bit of wisdom she tries to impart to all the students in her writing classes. Writing is sometimes lonely, solitary work and it is important to find a community that can support you. Your writing tribe can…

Be the dog your person thinks you are

Be the dog your person thinks you are

Emily Dickinson said that “dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.” But sometimes as authors we find ourselves wanting to tell the stories of dogs. This month, to celebrate the “dog days” of summer, let’s discuss how to create, describe, and handle anthropomorphic characters of all sorts. Anthropowhat? Anthropomorphism. It’s…
The doggerel days of summer

The doggerel days of summer

Ah, summer. The dog days thereof, in fact. The science fictioneer in me gets excited for the conjunction of the sun and Sirius, the Dog Star… but the rest of me is too damn hot and sweaty to care all that much.

yeah write #224 weekend writing showcase

yeah write #224 weekend writing showcase

It’s the weekend, so the moonshine grid is open Have you ever tried to design a room on IKEA’s website? They have an interactive app that allows you to determine that the sink will look better under the window on the north wall and that no, a breakfast nook won’t fit in the corner of the room…

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