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!
When it rains, it pours It's been a bad couple weeks for writing for me; I'm 3/4 of the way through a porch remodel and it's only intermittently sunny in my city, so my days have been divided between frantically trying to work in the sunny hours, frantically trying to...read more
Tea for three Pour yourself a cup of tea, grab a tasty snack, and settle down to read and vote on three writing challenge grids this week. Yes three! The microprose challenge returns the first week of every month. Happy reading! Popular voting for the yeah write #321...read more
One Isn't The Loneliest Number Hoorah! It's microprose time again. I'm filling in for Christine through the northern hemisphere summer, and I'm so excited. Microprose holds a very special place in my heart. For the past three years, I've participated in a weekly flash...read more
Is it Sunday again already? Memorial Day, a federal holiday here in the US, was last Monday, so most people had the day off from work. That made it a short week at my day job. I don't know about you, but short weeks somehow always feel longer than regular weeks (which...read more
Cinco De Mayo or Revenge of the Fifth? Whatever your reason for celebrating today - maybe just "It's Friday" - over here at YeahWrite we're celebrating our popular vote winners and editorial staff picks. See, while there’s a popular vote winner every week, we don’t...read more
Look, ducks! My college roommate used to say "Look, ducks!" while pointing in the opposite direction as a distraction when she wanted to steal food from my plate. Distraction might be a useful strategy for culinary orgasms, but it's not so good for writing. While not...read more
Love 'em and leave 'em I'm in love with my own words. I admit it. There are times I look at a page and I cannot quite fathom cutting a single syllable. But my job as a writer is to figure out what's at the heart of my words and to whittle away everything around that....read more
It's Not New, But It's Good I was recently reading an article about how to get started writing. It wasn't necessarily genre-specific, but the advice was pretty solid, if nothing new. (A better person would have remembered where she saw this article and would have...read more
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