Weekly Writes is a ten-week program designed to help you create original place-based writing, beginning August 3.
We’re offering both poetry AND prose, in two separate programs. What do you want to write this summer? Pick the program, sharpen your pencils, and get ready for a weekly dose of writing inspiration in your inbox!
WW Summer 2020 kicks off on August 3, just in time to help you focus for those last weeks of summer and reach your writing goals! Sign up closes on August 2, so don’t wait.
The program costs just $15 for 10 weeks (that’s only $1.50 per week!). This fee includes one free, expedited* submission via Submittable after program completion.
Past participants, please note that prompts and advice for our Summer 2020 program are built on those from previous programs. So if you’ve participated in Weekly Writes before, you might see familiar material here. Prose prompts are from Weekly Writes Vol. 1, and poetry prompts are from Weekly Writes Vol. 3, the first year we included poetry in the program. If you participated but aren’t sure which volume you completed, feel free to email us at [email protected], so we can check for you.
Want to learn more about the program and how it works before you sign up? Visit our FAQ page. Plus, we’re offering WW participants the opportunity to sign up for an additional online Masterclass and Q&A with Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker, for only $5. Participants will have the option to sign up for this masterclass once Weekly Writes is underway.
Each week participants receive:
⇒ Three writing prompts appropriate for both beginning and advanced writers.
- For prose writers, two prompts each week will focus on generating new material and the third will guide participants through the process of writing a longer story.
- For poets, the three weekly prompts will be a mix: generative prompts for creating brand new work, and prompts to guide revision on previous compositions.
⇒ Examples and readings to accompany some prompts, which were directly inspired by content from our magazine.
⇒ A look behind-the-scenes from our editors and contributors, with advice about writing, revising, and submitting, in addition to insights into what we’re looking for when selecting work for The Common.