Weekly Writes Vol. 2

Signups for Weekly Writes Vol. 2 closed on January 27th. To register your interest in future WW programs, click here.

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Weekly Writes is a ten-week program designed to help you create original place-based
fiction and nonfiction.

WW Volume 2 kicks off on January 28, just in time to help you sustain the momentum of your New Year’s writing resolution! The deadline to sign up is January 27, 2019.

Sign up for Volume 2 is now closed. The $15 fee includes one free, expedited* submission via Submittable after program completion. Prompts and advice are brand new for Volume 2, so Volume 1 participants will not encounter any repetition or old prompts.

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Each week participants receive:

  • Three writing prompts appropriate for both beginning and advanced writers. One of these prompts will focus on generating new material and the second and third will guide you through the process of writing two longer pieces: a short story and an essay.
  • Examples that accompany some prompts, which were directly inspired by content from our magazine.
  • A look behind-the-scenes from our editors, with advice about writing, revising, and submitting, in addition to insights into what they’re looking for when selecting work for The Common.

*After the completion of this program, you’ll have three months to send us one piece for free, and we’ll send you a decision within one month.

Want to learn more about the program and how it works before you sign up? Visit our FAQ page.

Emily EverettWeekly Writes Vol. 2

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FAQ: Weekly Writes Vol. 2

Q: What if I’m busy and can’t work on the week’s prompts? Will they expire? A: No. While we hope that writing every week is part of your program experience, we understand that life gets in the way. The prompts are yours to download and keep, so you can start writing whenever you have time. Because the scaffolded prompts build on one piece week after week, you will want to work in order even if you fall behind.