yeah write #84 weekly writing challenge is open for submissions: open grid, open vote, open everything

yeah write #84 weekly writing challenge is open for submissions: open grid, open vote, open everything

yeah write #84 weekly writing challenge is open for submissions: open grid, open vote, open everything

Holiday week at yeah write

It’s become a yeah write tradition to barrel right through the holidays without skipping a beat. As a matter of fact, we have never taken a break in 84 weeks. What’s that in English? Um, that’s one year, eight months, exactly. Feels like eight years, one month, but that’s not important right now. 

We’re open this week, we’re open on Thursday, American Thanksgiving. To give your editors a little break, we’re going back to open submissions and open voting. Post what you want within the yeah write guidelines and whoever is paying attention on Thursday will stop by and vote for yours if it’s better than the others. No editor picks, no jury prize, no spreadsheets. Winner take all as crowd favorite by clicking the infamous yellow stars under each thumbnail. Have fun.

Some open grid reminders


  • Watch your post length. Your peers affecting the popular vote could have up to 50 blogs to read in a very short time. Keeping that in mind, about 500 words should just about do it. Well-told stories don’t get caught in the rambles
  • Bring us your best stuff. Don’t take up a spot on the limited challenge grid with a post submitted just so you can grab a spot. Before we start drinking, we can tell the difference between best stuff and grabbing-a-spot stuff, so just in case we get to your post before cocktail hour, make sure it’s an outstanding effort
  • Please read and understand the guide to writing a winning yeah write post. Click around the winners archive. That’ll show you the yeah write way
  • Don’t bury the lede. Get to the point early and often. There is no such thing as a 500-word introduction
  • Don’t submit your own promotional or commercial posts. There are so many wonderful sites out there that exist for you to promote your sponsored awesomeness. This is a writing challenge that promotes your writing awesomeness


The speakeasy

If you’re writing fiction or poetry, your gig is over at Flood’s speakeasy. The community spirit of yeah write floats between both grids, and I thank everyone who’s contributed to that spirit for the past year or so, whether at the speakeasy or at the old hangout grid.

Having problems adding your submission?

Make sure your post is badged. Make sure the backlink is the permalink to this post you’re reading. If you’re still unable to get the Inlinkz app to accept your post, please tweet @inlinkz and Aris will be happy to help you figure it out. 

Helpful links

Look over in the upper right sidebar! An entire list of “quick links” just for you. If you’re looking for this week’s optional photo prompt, it’s here in Sunday’s post.

Yeah write #84 is open, open, open…



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  • Vanessa [Wed] 21 Nov 12 at 10:44 pm

    I don’t feel right voting because I can’t read everybody this week, but it’s kind of exciting to see the old style grid again.

  • IASoupMama [Wed] 21 Nov 12 at 12:22 pm

    Hey, if y’all get the chance and can squeeze two more entries into your day, Christina at Finally Mom and I have fiction up on the board at The Speakeasy. Since there’s only two of us (so far), we’re feeling a little lonely…

    You don’t have to post a piece if fiction/poetry aren’t your thing, but I feel confident saying that we’d both love it if you read our entries — they’re both light, fun pieces and might be a nice break from the headier personal stuff here…

    • Erica M [Wed] 21 Nov 12 at 12:24 pm

      Is the grid heady this week? I’ve read only a few entries between my panic over mixed greens. We should suggest a ban on heady stuff next week. I’ll send some people over to the speakeasy for you.

      • IASoupMama [Wed] 21 Nov 12 at 12:33 pm

        Lots-o-emotions. Framed by good/great/inspired writing, but pretty intense. I’ve kept up my end of the bargain as interim powerless gatekeeper (no one has even tried to bend the rules, woot!) and read ’em all so far, whew!

        • Erica M [Wed] 21 Nov 12 at 12:34 pm

          Thanks for being the gatekeeper!

          • IASoupMama [Wed] 21 Nov 12 at 12:47 pm

            You are ever so welcome! Gotta do my part to help out a place that has been so awesomely wonderful for me!

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