|Word Count||600 or less|
This Award is now CLOSED
In a 1992 letter to Canadian humorist John Robert Colombo, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke recounts: While lunching with friends at a restaurant (variously identified as Luchow’s or The Algonquin), Hemingway bets the table ten dollars each that he can craft an entire story in six words. After the pot is assembled, Hemingway writes “For sale: baby shoes, never worn” on a napkin, passes this around the table, and collects his winnings.
For this award, we challenge you to write a flash fiction less than 600 words.
As a tribute to Ernest Hemingway, please include one or more of these keywords:
i) for sale
ii) baby shoes
Iii) never worn
Make us laugh, make us cry, or surprise us with your pieces. We are looking for “that story” we couldn’t wait to share with our friends.
Announced: 7 August 2014
Submission Date: 20 Sept 2014
Short List: 22 Sept – 5 Oct 2014
Winner Announced: 6 Oct 2014
Word Count: 600 or less
Prizes: $80 (AUD or equivalent)