Welcome to the fiction and poetry challenge at yeah write

It is with a not-so-heavy heart that I am about to bid you all farewell–at least for the next three weeks. That’s right, fictioneers and fellow poets, this editor is on vacation. For the next few weeks you’ll be in Nate’s capable hands as I eat more than my fair share of pizza and gelato, while gorging my senses on some of the world’s finest art and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ah yes, I’m headed to the land of Michaelangelo and Bernini, of DaVinci and the Medici, the one and only Italia. Though I may not bring you back any chianti or Prada sandals, I do promise to bring you photos and stories.

Some of my most enduring stories come from my time spent traveling. Being on a journey somewhere far away opens me up not only to unimaginable experiences, but also to new facets of myself. I can then channel these experiences and newfound interests into more developed characters and richer settings.

So when you’re on your summer journeys, make sure you take notes. You never know what kinds of stories will blossom from there.

How did you two meet?

This optional prompt is to serve as your inspiration for your fiction or poetry. Use the question, word for word, in your story or poem, or just answer the question. You can describe how you met anyone from your long-lost great-aunt Phyllis or just a stranger on a train. Already have your own story thought up? No problem! The prompt is only there if you need it.

Need a little more direction?

For those looking to challenge themselves further, we’ve got many options to choose from. Those who practice fiction can take a stab at romance, this month’s focus on fiction genre. If you prefer to compose quatrains and lyrical verse, then blank verse is this month’s poetry slam form. Writers who want another set of eyes to look over their work before submitting can check out the coffeehouse.

Want more info?

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The fiction|poetry challenge is open for submissions

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