NPR’s latest round of Three Minute Fiction is live. The current challenge is to write a story about a U.S. president who is real or imagined, while keeping within 600 words.
I usually participate, but am a little tired of the political season.
The deadline is 11:59 ET, September 23, 2012. Send them your best writing!
Finished up and submitted my story over the weekend for Round Six of the Three Minute Fiction contest. If you’re interested in the contest, you can learn more here.
On your mark, get ready, write! NPR’s Three Minute Fiction is back and I encourage you all to write and submit. The rules: your story must be less than 600 words, a character must tell a joke, and a character must cry. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on January 23rd. I’ll write one to submit, and if it’s not accepted, will share it on Digital Dunes.
For all of you looking for a reason to write, NPR has opened up their three-minute fiction contest again.
- Your story must begin with the following line:
- “Some people swore that the house was haunted.”
- Plus, your story must end with this line:
- “Nothing was ever the same again after that.”
- Including these lines, your story must be 600 words or less. One entry per person. Your deadline is 11:59 p.m., EDT, on Sept. 26.
For this round of Three Minute Fiction, Ann Patchett, the author of Bel Canto and the Patron Saint of Liars is judging the competition. Last time, writers had to base their story off of a photo. In this round the word limit is compressed to 600 words, and writers must use the following words: plant, button, trick, fly. After the contest I’ll share my piece here, and if you’d like to share your piece as well, let me know. So, what are you waiting for? Start writing!
These are pretty cool works of art by Eric Daigh, sort of like pixel art but in a large analog format. I don’t always follow to closely what is happening in Michigan since moving away, but the DeVos ArtPrize came up in conversation the other night, also the artist is from my hometown, Traverse City. Check out his work.
I just sent out five flash fiction pieces (four of them Donnie and Sam stories, the fifth a story about bread in Japan) to this contest through NPR.
Wish me luck!