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I spy with my little eye

After nearly 10 years and three billion miles, the New Horizons mission gave Earthlings a big glimpse of our youngest fellow planet in the solar system, little Pluto. (Yes, I called Pluto a planet. NASA calls it a dwarf planet. Tomato, tomahto.) The stunning photograph above shows a heart-shaped mass on Pluto’s surface. Turns out that NASA discovered this heart is an enormous frozen plain.  I’m kinda sad for Pluto’s chilly heart, but maybe our visit cheered him.

Speaking of visits, I’m filling in for the beloved Christine today because she is attending BlogHer ’15 this weekend, along with several other yeah write honorees.  Christine is among the five featured Voices of the Year who are reading their work at this year’s conference. We’re so proud of our unicorn!  A round of applause to our other yeah write editors and writers receiving recognition for this year’s VOTY in the blog post category: Bill Dameron, Jan Wilberg, Kristin Wald, Kirsten Piccini, Stacie Dalrymple, and Cindy Reed (The Reedster).[/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 did you find there?

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

Tips for your microstories

This week’s question requires only three things for a good answer: you, a place, and something found. Please note that the verb tense of the answer should match the verb tense of the question. We aren’t looking for what you will find there but what you did find there.[/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?

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