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!
I don't mean to sound alarmist, but I'm pretty sure this is the actual apocalypse. Everything that isn't on fire is underwater, and everything else is having earthquakes. Take care of yourselves and your families out there, people. You mean something. One...read more
Not Again Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm in the recorded history of the Atlantic Ocean, is currently decimating islands in the Caribbean and on track to hit Miami, where my son is a student. My heart goes out to everyone already suffering and those in Irma's...read more
Everybody needs a little time away You may or may not have noticed, but I took a little vacation this summer, handing the microprose challenge over to my friend and colleague, Asha. The break let me focus on my own writing and editing projects for a bit and was just...read more
It's Way Too Early for This As I write this, it's Wednesday. It's only 2-cups-of-coffee-so-far o'clock, which means barely 7am. This post won't go live for about 89 hours and, if the way things have been going is any indication, literally anything can happen in the...read more
It was the best of weeks, it was the worst of weeks Phew. Microprose, amirite? I'm not kidding when I say it's our hardest challenge, both from the writer's end and ours. Like every week, we keep an eye on the grid. We read (yes, even when we don't comment...read more
It's the most wonderful time of the year About once a year, I get to steal my favorite writing partner (and second-favorite editor) and go out for happy hour. Of course, all we end up doing is talking about work; I'd say that's how much we love this job but let's be...read more
Good Things Come In Threes Surprise! It's Asha again with this month's Microprose Challenge. We're pushing boundaries a little in this challenge. The number of prompts you have to include has increased, and the word limit is under 50 words. This month, you have...read more
Here's a Random Question Last week was Migraine Week here at YeahWrite. A bunch of us had them. I'm personally on Day 5 myself. I'd tell you the exact percentage of editors with migraines this week, but that's a lot of mathing, and I just don't have it in me. As a...read more
Rated C for Courtesy "Okay, but is it R for violence or for sex?" my mom asked, frustrated. She wanted to take us to a movie - I can't remember which one - because it was well over 100 degrees outside (38+ for my Celsius-reading peeps, and it was probably...read more
Just add sparkle I hope my fellow U.S residents had a great holiday weekend and that everyone else had something to smile about too. If not, reading the grids should brighten your week! Popular voting for the YeahWrite #325 weekly writing challenge is now open! Vote...read more