yeah write #226 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays and mostly true stories

yeah write #226 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays and mostly true stories

yeah write #226 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays and mostly true stories

Yeah write on the road: Long Beach Comic Con

That’s right, community. For the first time ever, yeah write is taking its show on the road! On September 12-13, we will be at Long Beach Comic Con promoting digital storytelling and the wonderfully supportive and challenging community that is yeah write.

What does this mean? Well, for starters, we will have a booth set up at the conference where we will be running a contest with prizes (details to follow). You know how much we love prizes at yeah write. We are also hosting a panel on digital storytelling, where we hope to reach many storytellers excited about this dynamic form of writing.

What it’s all about

So Long Beach Comic Con is tons of fun, as well as interesting. In case you need proof, Michelle and I met there last year, and not only did we have a blast, but we came away from an author’s panel super jazzed to pick up our pens and get to work. Among the stormtroopers and superheroes, elves and zombies, are artists, authors and illustrators together in an energetic celebration of pop culture and comic books. Row after row of artwork, comic books, regular books, collectibles, costumes and inventions line the Expo hall, where we will be sharing our amazing community and hosting our weekend contest. It’s a place to be inspired, to meet fantastic people, and to let the imagination roam free–which are all things yeah writers support 100%.

Contest prizes & more

In addition to our onsite contest and giveaways, this week we are hosting a contest right here, where we will be offering a free pair of tickets to the con. There are two ways to enter: 1) Follow us on Twitter (current followers, just tweet us asking to enter) or 2) Leave a comment on Thursday’s voting post stating your favorite post from this week and why. Do both, and you earn two shots at the prize!

The contest closes Saturday, August 15, at midnight. One random winner will receive two tickets for entry to the con for the weekend–this does not include airfare or hotel. Tickets are transferable, so you’re free to give them away to your great-aunt Josephine if you can’t make it out to Long Beach. But we hope you can.

Ready to party? We’ll see you there.

Why is there no coffee?

This optional prompt, which also serves as the ultimate question for our microstore challenge opening Wednesday, is here to serve as your inspiration for your nonfiction submission. Already have your own story thought up? No problem! The prompt is only there if you need it.

Want more info?

Is this your first time here? Check out Sunday’s post which kicked off the week here at yeah write. If you don’t think you can remember to check back every Sunday, you can sign up for our email blasts directly to your inbox.

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

How to submit and fully participate in the challenge

Basic yeah write guidelines: 1000 word limit; your entry can be dated no earlier than this past Sunday; nonfiction personal essay, creative opinion piece or mostly true story based on actual events.

1. In the sidebar of this week’s post, please grab the code beneath the nonfiction badge and paste it into the HTML view of your entry
2. Follow the Inlinkz instructions after clicking “add your link” to upload your entry to this week’s challenge grid
3. Your entry should appear immediately on the grid if you don’t receive an error message
4. Please make the rounds to read all the entries in this week’s challenge
5. Consider turning off moderated comments and CAPTCHA on your own blog

This summer, all our grids are unmoderated which means all submissions meeting the basic guidelines will be published Thursday on yeah write. Those entries will be open to a popular vote with the winner celebrated on Friday.

Thank you for sharing with us your hard work! Good luck in the challenge…

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