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Promises, promises

We promised you a few changes and announcements over the course of our birthday month. Don’t ever say we don’t keep our promises!

Become a yeah write member

Yeah write is a labor of love. We love you, yeah writers. We love your enthusiasm and your commitment to becoming better writers and bloggers. And we love that yeah write is completely managed by volunteers and participation is free to everyone.

We also recognize that there’s more we can do to support our community and, we hope, encourage you to support us too. We are rolling out three brand-new membership packages. You don’t need to pay to play here; members don’t get any special treatment on the challenge grids. But if you’d like to step your writing up a notch and get a little extra exposure for your blog, you might consider one of the following membership options:

  • Bronze | $25 a year: membership badge for your blog, profile on member page, monthly social media shout outs, 1 editorial consultation
  • Silver | $50 a year: membership badge for your blog, profile on member page, weekly social media shout outs, 3 editorial consultations
  • Gold | $100 a year: membership badge for your blog, profile on member page, weekly social media shout outs, 7 editorial consultations, sloppy kisses

What do we mean by social media shout outs and editorial consultations? Visit our membership page for full details.

Not interested in an annual membership, but still want to help us keep the magic going? You can donate any amount at any time, and we will love you all the more. The link to donate is at the bottom of our membership page.

Who’s in charge around here?

Yes, that was last week’s ultimate question. It’s also a question we get asked every now and then. We’re lucky to have the best volunteer editorial staff you’ll find anywhere on the ‘net, if we do say so ourselves. Take a minute to meet the editors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

Bring us your personal essays and creative nonfiction!

The nonfiction challenge grid opens on Monday at midnight EDT. This is the best place on the ‘net to showcase your best writing. Make us laugh, make us cry, make us think, and above all: make us care.

Is fiction more your thing?

The fiction|poetry grid opens on Tuesday. Grab a mic and join our monthly poetry slam, or check out our new focus on fiction! The coffeehouse is the place to go to keep up on these special events.

This week’s ultimate question: What’s for dinner?

Answer this question in exactly 42 words for the gargleblaster micro challenge, or use it to inspire your submission to the other competitive grids.

Tips for your microstories

We’re making it easy on you this week with a question that requires only one thing for a good answer: the thing you are serving (or being served) to eat. Please note that the verb tense of the answer should match the verb tense of the question.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

Winners’ round-up

In case you missed them, you can find last week’s yeah write staff picks and crowd favorites all laid out for you on Friday’s winners’ post. Leave the winners some love in the comments. They will love you right back, we guarantee it.

The weekend’s not over: the moonshine grid is still open. Have something to add? Old posts and new are welcome. No moderation, no voting. It’s a laid-back relaxed kind of place. Drop by, share your work, and while you’re there, visit your fellow yeah writers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

How yeah write works

We’ve got three competitive challenge grids — nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories. They are all moderated. Submissions which do not meet our editorial guidelines will not be passed through to the voting grid.

You can learn more about yeah write in our FAQ.

More than just a weekly writing challenge

Sure, the competitive grids are our bread and butter, but there’s more on the menu. We’re building a community of writers who are continually striving to get better at their craft. The challenge grids are one way to do this. We’ve also got the moonshine weekend writing showcase, which is a great place to let loose and try something new, plus the yeah write coffeehouse — the hippest place on the ‘net to find a writing partner, talk about writing or just hang out with other yeah writers. Head barista Nate serves up a couple shots of espresso every week, specially formulated to get your creative juices flowing. Grab a chair and start chatting up your neighbors!

More questions?

Want to ask a question? Start a conversation? Brand new to yeah write and need some clarification? Please visit us on social media!

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