Tuesday, February 26, 2013

opportunity: 10-word story

It may be apocryphal, but the story goes that Ernest Hemingway won a
bet by writing a short story that ran fewer than ten words. One
version of the story places the bet at the famed Algonquin "round
table." Whether true or not, there is an actual bet-winning short
story attributed to Hemingway:For sale. Baby Shoes. Never worn.You
have to admit it's pretty good. It builds, and a whole world of
background and emotion lurks beneath those words.We would like to make
a similar bet with you. Write a great short story in ten words or
fewer. (You may use a title, but that goes into the word count.)
Submit it to our contest. Entry is free. Winner of the bet gets a free
Gotham ten-week workshop.Deadline to submit is April 23, 2013.For
competition rules and an online entry form, visit:

Elma Schemenauer, elmams@shaw.ca, author of 75 books published in
Canada and the USA, editor of many others. Blog
www.elmasalmanac.blogspot.com Website www.elma03.com

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