Weekly Writes Vol. 4 – Poetry or Prose

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Weekly Writes is a ten-week program designed to help you create original place-based writing, beginning January 27th.

We’re offering both poetry AND prose, in two separate programs. What do you want to write in 2020? Pick the program, sharpen your pencils, and get ready for a weekly dose of writing inspiration in your inbox!

WW Volume 4 kicks off on January 27th, just in time to help you jump-start your New Year’s resolutions and reach your winter writing goals! Sign up closes on January 26th, 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. Prompts and advice are brand new for Volume 4, so Volume 1, 2, or 3 participants will not encounter any repetition or old prompts. Want to learn more about the program and how it works before you sign up? Visit our FAQ page. Plus, for the first time ever, 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.

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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.


Weekly Writes Vol. 4 – Poetry or Prose

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FAQ: Weekly Writes Vol. 4

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.

WW vol 2

Weekly Writes Vol. 2

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!


Join Us for Weekly Writes, Volume I

Weekly Writes is a ten-week program designed to help you create original place-based fiction and nonfiction. Volume I launches on July 1, 2018. $15 fee includes one free, expedited submission after program completion. Sign up by June 30 to join!