Posts Categorized: Contests

NPR Three Minute Fiction: Round Six

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.

NPR Three Minute Fiction – Round Five

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.

Three Minute Fiction: Round Four

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!