Gotham Writers' Workshop sponsors this unique competition for Hint Fiction. Hint Fiction is a story of 25 words or less. The judge is Robert Smartwood who is editor of the Anthology Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories of 25 Words or Fewer (scheduled release November 2010). Mr. Smartwood emphasizes that the title is important, adding complexity to the story. It's also important that the 25 words stand alone as a complete story, which can be quite challenging.
Deadline October 11, 2010. Limit 25 words. Prizes include a 10-week Gotham Writing Workshop, $100, a one-year subscription to "The Writer," publication in the Gotham's Winter 2011 course catalog. The five finalists also receive a copy ofSmartwood's new release as well as a copy of Gotham's Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide.
NOTE: I've got to try this one. No entry fee, too. See the examples at the contest website. The title is REALLY important.
DOUBLE NOTE: We have a few new Tweetebooks at FundsforWriters. You might find one of interest. www.fundsforwriters.com/tweetebooks.htm . They are short, like the Hint Fiction Contest, only mentioning what needs mentioning. They have become a favorite for a lot of writers.