Do you have resolve?

Now that it’s 2015 and all of the holiday hoopla is over with, many are forming resolutions, goals, aspirations or any of the other things we call our life plans. I personally like to start all of my resolutions the first Monday after the new year because I am one of the few people who actually like Mondays.

Did you create any writing related goals for the year? How about yeah write related goals? Maybe you want to hit the grid every single week? Get your first editor pick? Win crowd favorite? Pop up on all three grids in the same week? Whatever it is, we are glad to have you with us.

Our guidelines are still the same and we’re back to moderation this week. We do have a change in the voting schedule: Voting will now open at 11 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, one hour later than in the past, in an effort to ensure all submissions are reviewed before voting opens. Voting will still close at 10 PM Eastern time on Thursday.

Is this your first time here?

Yesterday’s kickoff post tells you everything you need to know about all of yeah write. We tell you about the schedule, upcoming events and get you ready for the week ahead.

Have questions you can’t find the answer to by poking around the site? Email us or find us on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll happily help you out.

Just the basics

If you thought skipping down to this section was going to get you out of reading yesterday’s kickoff post, boy, were you mistaken! Honestly, it’s the best way to get all the info about what’s happening here at yeah write, what’s going on with our other challenges (fiction|poetry; microstories), and anything else noteworthy. We find it’s a great way to start the week, so please do have a look-see, won’t you?

Today the grid opens for our nonfiction writing challenge. There is a limit of 500 words plus 100 words grace. The nonfiction challenge closes Wednesday at 9:59 p.m. US Eastern. Voting opens one hour later for both our readers and our editorial staff. On Friday, we will publish editorial picks and announce the popular vote winner.

The ultimate question: what’s burning?

Our microstory challenge opens each Wednesday and in it we ask that you answer the ultimate question in exactly 42 words. But our questions are also available to you as an optional prompt in this nonfiction challenge and in our fiction|poetry challenge which opens each Tuesday.

As an optional prompt, you can choose to let it inspire your nonfiction entry or not. It’s all up to you.

The yeah write #195 weekly writing challenge is open for nonfiction: personal essays, creative opinion, mostly true stories based on actual events. You can check out the submission guidelines and join us with your essay using the link below.