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!
Firsts and Lasts The first week of the month is always a big one, especially since we brought moderation back. Three challenges, a mod queue, and the new poetry slams always make for an exciting grid. But you know what? This one was especially exciting. It's...read more
(S)Heron My Photo I've loved birds for as long as I can remember. My active birdwatching sessions are few and far between, but I am always looking whenever I'm outside. Occasionally I still manage to grab my telephoto lens and walk where I think I'll see birds. Even...read more
Season of light Here in the northern hemisphere, the days are still getting shorter, and our little rituals - be they religious, cultural, personal, or otherwise - are designed to remind us that there's still light in the world. But no matter the time of year, candles...read more
Year Is Ending, Blah, Blah, Blah Just like every other website, newsletter, written thingamabob, I'm going to point out that 2017 is on its way out. I know many of us aren't exactly sad to see it go. If you're anything like me, you start planning out your...read more
Doing Better Last night I had the dubious joy of sharing a coffeeshop with two lit-bros. They described in excruciating detail their fascinating and innovative stories, that they were sure nobody had shared with the world. "My story takes place in the 60's, like, in...read more
November Is For Writing Only it seems I'll be reading instead. I have an idea for a novel, because who doesn't? But NaNoWriMo intimidates me when I can't even find time to write a blog post. I have done NaBloPoMo a few times in the past, and honestly daily blogging...read more
All work and no play... This week, Arden and I are in Beaver Creek, Colorado, for Sirens, an annual conference that explores and celebrates the role of women in fantasy and science fiction. This year's guests include Kate Elliot, V.E. Schwab*, Zoraida Cordova, and the...read more
All Hail the Internet! Did you know that today is National Internet Day? I'm assuming this is a U.S. based "holiday" but since the Internet is global, we can all celebrate! Without the glorious Internet, YeahWrite wouldn't exist. I wouldn't have the same beautiful...read more
Deadlines Do they motivate or terrify you? I've got a few major ones this week for my own job, and we've got a couple more at YeahWrite: today is the last day to sign up for Summaries class, and next Wednesday registration closes for Super Challenge #6...read more
Hot Spot My dog Buster has a hot spot. Again. He simply cannot leave anything alone. This time, a bee stung him as far as I know since I pulled one out of his hair near that spot. I saw no visual evidence of a sting, but all the same he licked and chewed until his...read more