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We’re back from LBCC!

This past weekend, seven of the yeah write editors got together to participate in Long Beach Comic Con, as you probably well know by now. I chat with my fellow editors just about daily and yet some of us were just meeting for the first time. What strikes me is that we all met online through one common interest – writing. We stick together because of one common passion – yeah write.

That’s why we went to LBCC – not just for the chance to hang out (though that was a big draw), but also because we could not pass up this opportunity to get in the same space and talk about one of the things that takes up so much of our day and brain space. We love it here. We love the community that we’ve built and continue to cultivate. We hope you love it, too.

If you’re new here, welcome. Leave us a comment and say hi. Let us know how you got here (especially if you found us through LBCC – we’re calculating ROI over here!). Poke around and feel free to ask us questions, lurk for a while, or jump right on in if you’re feeling adventurous.

Settle in. Show us some of your very best work this week and take some time to check out the work of others. Next week we return to moderated grids (that means we’re letting our submissions editor, Rowan, loose to help guide you through the process.

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What did you just destroy?

This optional prompt, which also serves as the ultimate question for our microstory 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. Our email subscribers can also join us in the yeah write coffeehouse at its new home on Facebook.

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.

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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

Currently, 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…[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

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