Oh. My. 78 words. Can you write short fiction? ‘Cause this contest is AMAZING.
The Aspen Writers’ Foundation and Esquire Magazine want your short fiction. Not just any short fiction. Your 78 words of short fiction. Yes, it must be 78 words. 78 really amazing words.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Writing 78 brilliant words is tough. Really tough. But if you can pull it off, you can win something big. Really big. TEN writers will be flown to New York for a fiction workshop taught by Colum McCann. And the grand prize winner will win a full scholarship to the advanced fiction workshop at the Aspen Summer Words in 2012.
78 words. No entry fee. No fancy formatting. Just 78 winning words. (By October 7th)
This sounds awesome! Thanks, Cathy C. I'm sure you'll be giving it your best!! And Good luck to you!
Oooh, Becky. I SO wish I could enter this one. But the Beneficent Mr. Hall works for a subsidiary of Hearst.(I say that like that's the ONLY reason I wouldn't win! 🙂
Well if you can't enter, I know someone else who can. Lisa is a trooper at micro fiction. I am too wordy.
Yeah, I agree with Linda, get that Lisa Queen of Microfiction on this one.
Oh, yeah, y'all better believe I'll give Lisa a push. But who knows what y'all could do, with a little push?(She said, giving a big nudge. 😉
Thanks for the link, Cathy. I will check it out. Sounds like a challenge, and I wish good luck to all my writing friends and blogger buddies who enter.Donna V.
Cath, this is a fun idea and I just may actually try to write something!
Ooh-la-la, this sounds tempting. Thanks for the heads up – it might be fun to give it a try!
Good luck, y'all! I'd love to se your name on the finalist list–and maybe a finder's fee cut of the winnings? 🙂
That sounds like a great challenge. Hmmm, 78…
Thanks for dropping in, Rebecca! 78 doesn't seem very hard at all…until you start writing it. :-)Good Luck!