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Hundreds of ways to kick start your writing.

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, find new and innovative ways to approach their craft. Rather than spending hours searching for craft advice and writing prompts on your own, find all the inspiration you need in one place.


Thank you for your interest. Writer's Regimen registrations are currently closed,

but please check back next year for a new Writer's Regimen!

JUNE 1 - JUNE 30, 2022

Your one-stop source for writing inspiration



Taylor Byas is a Black Chicago native currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she is now a PhD candidate and Yates scholar at the University of Cincinnati, and an Assistant Features Editor for The Rumpus. She is the 1st place winner of the 2020 Poetry Super Highway, the 2020 Frontier Poetry Award for New Poets Contests, the 2021 Adrienne Rich Poetry Prize, and a finalist for the 2020 Frontier OPEN Prize. She is the author of the chapbook Bloodwarm from Variant Lit, a second chapbook, Shutter, from Madhouse Press, and her debut full-length, I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times, forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in Spring of 2023. She is represented by Rena Rossner of the Deborah Harris Agency.

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

—Magdalen Powers,

Past Participant

   "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, Past Participant

When you sign up for the Writer’s Regimen,

you will receive 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, & memoirs

  • Exclusive, original craft essays from Taylor Byas (poetry), Brenda Peynado (fiction), & Maurice Carlos Ruffin (creative nonfiction)

  • In-depth submission insights, tips, and advice from our Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction Editors

  • A Regimen-only contest ($50 prize) and potential publication in Southeast Review

  • A free broadside mailed to you (see our selection of broadsides here)

  • Inspirational quotes from famous writers, riff words, links to craft podcasts & essays we’ve curated as highly useful

  • And more!

$15 registration

Registrations Closed