Weekly Writing Challenges: Microprose
Welcome! You’ve found YeahWrite’s microprose challenge. From 2014-2016 this challenge ran as a weekly prompted 42-word story and poetry challenge. Starting in 2017, the challenge features prose only with unique prompts and word counts and runs once per month on Wednesdays. Keep an eye on our Sunday kickoff post to find out if the microprose challenge is running this week.
On weeks the challenge runs, our Wednesday evening voting post will give you the opportunity to participate in the popular vote on the microprose as well as the nonfiction and fiction|poetry grids. We announce popular vote winners and editorial staff picks on Fridays, so make sure to stick around all week.
Still not sure how to participate? Hop over to our guide for new participants. See you on the grid!
cough. cough. cough. The only thing worse than having bronchitis for two weeks is trying to edit what you wrote during those two weeks. One hit of cough syrup and every defense I have against overblown metaphor, word overuse, and over.. you know what, I was gonna do a...read more
Go for the gusto! "Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal." --Ava DuVernay I will admit, I've been so distracted for nearly a year that I feel like I can't even remember what my goals are. I'm not the...read more
The Flashiest of Flash Micro is back. That's right: in honor of YeahWrite's sixth birthday, we're rebooting our famous fast-and-furious flash competition, and I couldn't be more excited! This time around, we're dialing it up a notch. The challenge will run monthly,...read more
March is the Worst and Other Complaints My therapist told me I need to look for the good things when I'm feeling troubled. Here's the good thing about March: it's over. March around here was filled with sickness, rain, snow, more sickness, too much work, that ominous...read more
Editor's note: Hey, gang. In lieu of a poetry slam this month I'm giving you a special treat: a look into the brain of our original micro grid editor, Christine! Christine started writing micros back at the old Trifecta challenge and when YeahWrite decided to add a...read more
It's a big week at yeah write, and our fictioneers are the real winners - all of them. We opened the week with a special microstories challenge, and a lot of you took us up on it! Then we gave you a sneak preview of the fiction super challenge that's coming up....read more
Popular voting for the yeah write #282 weekly writing challenge is now open! Vote by 10pm ET on Thursday for your favorite nonfiction and fiction|poetry entries! NOTE: This week, you get three votes on fiction and one vote on nonfiction. We adjust the number of votes...read more
Greetings, Earthlings! Hello! Hi! It's great to see you. Did you come by looking for the microstory challenge? Well, we're shaking things up a little here at yeah write, and this means--among other things--that we're no longer hosting a separate microstory challenge....read more
Sha na na na na When it's time to change, then it's time to change. (Brady Bunch earworm, anyone?) The Bradys got it right though: It's not just for the seasons, it goes for everything. And it's time for yeah write to make some changes. I am probably one of the most...read more
I love secrets. I love knowing things before other people do, anticipating their delight, and watching that unfold. So keep your eyes peeled this weekend when we unveil our kickoff post for next week and our nonfiction knowhow and poetry slam for May! In the meantime,...read more