Welcome Meg!

Okay, fine, you already know Meg. She’s been editoring it up over on the fiction|poetry challenge for quite some time now and before that she was sharing her lovely writing here and there and other places, too. But now, my friends, she’s moving on over to be my co-editor of the nonfiction challenge and I couldn’t be more excited.

Meg is an amazing writer and her insight here will be invaluable. I’m honored to work alongside her. She’ll be shouting out her picks on the Friday winners’ post and also be opening up the grid in this space, too. Please give Meg a warm welcome on this challenge.

Wait, I have an idea! Since this is her first week doing an editor’s pick for nonfiction, let’s make her job super, super hard by slamming the grid with your very best work. What say you? Up for the challenge?

First time here?

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Just the basics

Don’t skip over that link to yesterday’s kickoff post. There is valuable information in there!

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: why is the rum gone?

Did you drink it all last week while you were writing? It’s okay, it happens to the best of us.

If you’re at a loss for ideas and can’t find your writing mojo, perhaps the ultimate question for this week’s microstories challenge is just the optional prompt you need. Use it or don’t, it’s your call.

The yeah write #203 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.