Introducing: WayWords

The Writer's Workout is proud to introduce our quarterly literary journal, WayWords.


Each issue features two separate sections: a central theme and a tribute space. For the theme, we'll provide some suggestions to help inspire your piece(s) but you're welcome to take the theme any direction you like. We even welcome stories you've submitted unsuccessfully elsewhere!


The tribute section encourages voices with direct, first-hand experience in that area to discuss challenges and successes they've seen. 

Each issue will accept short story and poetry submissions for ten weeks. Visit our WayWords page for full details and annual schedule. 

Check out our full line of WayWords merchandise on TeeSpring!

Freelancer Appreciation

We love freelancers! To celebrate Freelance Writer Appreciation Week (February 8-14), we're showcasing your self-published work. To see your work here and in our special mailer in February, send us an email at 


Include your book cover image, a link to purchase your book, and a brief synopsis (up to 40 words). Send us poetry, prose, or nonfiction. Limit one book* per author. You're welcome to include up to two social/blog/website links if you'd like but we will not include author bios with your work. We will accept emailed submissions until January 31.

*Due to federal licensing restrictions, The Writer's Workout cannot support religious or political fiction. Our community politely declines erotica and pandemic topics.

We know you love The Writer's Workout as much as we do. This is your community, after all!

We're already planning for the 2021 calendar year so please take a moment to fill out this survey help shape the writing community you love so much. There's even space at the end of every section for your suggestions!

Writer's Games Winners

Portion 2 of Writer's Games 2020 is over. Check out the winners of this wild competition on our Writer's Games page.


Take this survey to help shape future portions. Thank you for your participation in this writing competition. Your support keeps us alive.

You can donate here to help keep The Writer's Workout running.


The Writer's Workout is now available for your charitable donation through AmazonSmile. 


Go to, login to your Amazon account, and select "The Writer's Workout" (located in Maryville, TN) as your charity. Use the link each time you shop, pay the same price you would otherwise, and we'll receive a percentage of Amazon's profits for marked, eligible items. This is a great way to support the writing community you love each time you make a purchase at Amazon.

Find out more about the AmazonSmile program here:

Games Survivor Merchandise

Now that portion 1 is over, pick up a survivor tee or hoodie to show the world of your amazing feat! Whether you submitted one entry or six, you survived! If you didn't manage to finish a story on time, you still tried and that effort is so much more than you had before you started. Pick up your Writer's Games Survivor tee, long sleeve, or hoodie at our store on TeeSpring. Your purchases help keep this organization running!

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The Writer's Workout has open positions! We're looking for self-starters who seek to help others improve. Visit our Careers page for more information. 

Resumes accepted via email to Cindy at

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