Weekly Writes is a ten-week program designed to help you create original place-based fiction and nonfiction.
WW Volume 2 kicks off in late January, just in time to help you sustain the momentum of your New Year’s writing resolution!
Sign up for Volume 2 is now open. 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.
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.