Last week of the year means open submissions

It’s the last week of the year. Many of us are still in holiday mode. For one more week, submissions will be open and unmoderated. That means that as long as your submission meets the basic guidelines (no more than 600 words; published on or after Sunday, December 28, 2014; nonfiction only), you’ll be on the grid. Submissions should tell a good story and should be error free.

It’s still a challenge so bring your best work. Read the other submissions and leave a comment if you feel so inclined.

Then, when you’ve finished up here, get out there and party or something. Isn’t that what the kids do these days? However you spend it, have a happy and safe new year.

Is this your first time here?

Yesterday’s kickoff post tells you everything you need to know about all of yeah write. We tell you about the schedule, upcoming events and get you ready for the week ahead.

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Just the basics

If you thought skipping down to this section was going to get you out of reading yesterday’s kickoff post, boy, were you mistaken! Honestly, it’s the best way to get all the info about what’s happening here at yeah write, what’s going on with our other challenges (fiction|poetry; microstories), and anything else noteworthy. We find it’s a great way to start the week, so please do have a look-see, won’t you?

Today the grid opens for our nonfiction writing challenge. There is a limit of 500 words plus 100 words grace. The nonfiction challenge closes Wednesday at 9:59 p.m. US Eastern. Voting opens immediately thereafter both by our readers and our editorial staff. On Friday, we will publish editorial picks and announce the popular vote winner.

The ultimate question: what time is it?

Our microstory challenge opens each Wednesday and in it we ask that you answer the ultimate question in exactly 42 words. But our questions are also available to you as an optional prompt in this nonfiction challenge and in our fiction|poetry challenge which opens each Tuesday.

As an optional prompt, you can choose to let it inspire your nonfiction entry or not. It’s all up to you.

The yeah write #194 weekly writing challenge is open for nonfiction: personal essays, creative opinion, mostly true stories based on actual events. You can check out the submission guidelines and join us with your essay using the link below.