The Southeast Review’s Writer’s Regimen is for poets, essayists, and fiction writers who want to produce a body of work by introducing structure to their writing life, and, at the same time, to find new and innovative ways to approach their craft. 

30 emails. Hundreds of ways to get inspired.




We run an all-new content Writer’s Regimen to coincide with the publication of each new print issue of The Southeast Review, in the fall and the spring. Our most recent installment begins December 1st and offers  thirty days of emails packed with writing inspiration.

December Craft Talks feature

Ching-In Chen, Kao Kalia Yang, Sam Herschel Wein, and Timothy Liu!



Sign up for The Southeast Review Writer’s Regimen this spring and you will get the following:

  • Daily writing prompts, applicable for any genre, emailed directly to you for 30 DAYS! Use these to write a poem a day for 30 days, to create 30 short-short stories, or to give flesh to stories, personal essays, novels, and memoirs

  • A daily reading-writing exercise, where we inspire you with a short passage from the books we’re reading and get you started writing something of your own

  • A riff word of the day, a podcast of the day from a poet or writer featured in the Warehouse Reading Series, and a quote of the day from a famous writer on writing

  • Flashback bonus craft talks, where, as a little something extra, we repeat an earlier regimen’s craft talks from more writing heavyweights

  • FREE copy of a current or classic back issue of The Southeast Review, featuring interviews, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction that will knock your socks off!

  • Read the winning entry from our February Writer’s Regimen contest, “The Heirloom Tomato” by Nick Wineriter!




   "Your regimen was such a great experience. As challenging as it was, it helped me generate a tremendous amount of work and recharge my creativity. I really appreciate how your program supports the life of a writer."

—Lisa Abellera, Winner of the Spring 2011 Regimen Contest

   “I gleaned mind-blowing inspiration from these exercises, coming up with voices and situations I wouldn’t have thought myself capable of.”

—Magdalen Powers,