the speakeasy at yeah write #147 is open

I just flew in from Phoenix…

And, boy are my arms tired! OK, worst joke ever. But it’s no joke that you’ve landed here at the speakeasy at yeah write. We’re the fiction and poetry arm of yeah write. If you’re looking for traditional blog posts and personal essays? Flap on over to the challenge grid.

Our nest egg

Heya! If we make it to twenty entries on this here grid, we’re gonna award an editor’s pick to one of you lucky birds. So gather ’round the bird feeder — and invite a coupla friends to joing the flock!

Polly want a prompt…

deux aras amoureux

“There was a time when things were different.”

Here are the rules:

  • Your post must be dated February 2, 2013, or later.
  • Submissions must be 750 words or fewer.
  • Submissions must be fiction or poetry.
  • Your piece must include the following sentence as the FIRST line: “There was a time when things were different.
  • The Speakeasy is for submissions written specifically for the grid. Please don’t submit an entry if you intend to showcase it to another blog link-up. Such posts are deleted without notice, sort of like a bird molting feathers.
  • Please don’t post long explanations before your post. We want your writing to be the star of the show. If you need to clarify anything, feel free to do so at the end.
  • The badge for your speakeasy #147 post is found in the sidebar. Add the code to the html view of your post before publishing.


17 Responses to “the speakeasy at yeah write #147 is open”

  1. znjavid February 4, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    The link up tool is not working. Please help!

    • Suzanne February 4, 2014 at 6:45 am #

      Hi Zainab, it should be working now. Sorry about that.

  2. Melissa Barker-Simpson February 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Forgive my ignorance, but do I post my entry on my own blog and then link it up here? I’m not clear on what it means by showcasing the piece elsewhere (isn’t posting on a blog showcasing?).
    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

    • Laith February 4, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

      Yes, you post your entry on your blog (remember to include the badge code) and then use the “Add your link” button to get included into the grid.

      It is as easy as that.

    • Suzanne February 4, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

      Yes, Laith is right. You post your entry on your blog and then use the Inlinkz button to add your link to the challenge above.

      It’s not considered showcasing if it’s on your own blog. All we mean by that is that your submission should be specifically for the speakeasy and not for a bunch of other challenges as well.

      • mbarkersimpson February 5, 2014 at 3:09 am #

        Thanks – that’s clear. I appreciate the clarification.

  3. themagzee February 4, 2014 at 11:15 pm #

    Do you cut off the submissions at 20?

    • Suzanne February 5, 2014 at 12:16 am #

      No. We open up our Editors’ Pick when we reach 20 submissions. At the moment, there is no limit on the number of entries.

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