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Take it easy

June is almost here and summer is about to start. I don’t know about you, but we’re thinking it’s time to take a little break. Not from writing – never that! – but we’re going to ease up on the pressure a bit. All summer long our challenge grids will be unmoderated. This means no love letters: all your posts will be eligible for voting as long as they meet the minimum guidelines. Stay within the word count limits, don’t spam us with commercial or sponsored posts, and don’t submit pieces that were written prior to the current week’s kickoff.

Yeah write members: we’re still here if you want detailed feedback on your writing. Let us know how we can help! Not a member yet? Check out our membership benefits.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Get inspired

If you’ve got a little extra time on your hands and you want to try something new, why not take advantage of the unmoderated grids and check out one of our past poetry slams? Fiction writers, we’ve got something for you, too: our focus on fiction explores different genres and can help you identify and experiment with new techniques and ideas. If you’ve been intimidated by the idea of working hard on something new and then getting a love letter instead of a vote, this is a great month to experiment![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”25166″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

poetry slam:

blank verse
dróttkvætt
cinquain
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focus on fiction:

historical fiction
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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: How high the moon?

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

This week’s question requires only two things for a good answer: something wished for (a literal or figurative moon) and the distance/obstacle between the wisher and the object of desire.[/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 at the yeah write weekly writing challenge — nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories. Most weeks, they are all moderated. Submissions which do not meet our editorial guidelines will not be passed through to the voting grid.

All summer long though, the three grids are unmoderated! That being said, you still have to meet our basic guidelines (word count, post date, etc.). You can find the schedule, submissions guidelines, etc. 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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