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:You also have a very short time to enter - the deadline is tomorrow!!!
For sale. Baby Shoes. Never worn.
You have to admit its pretty good. It builds, and theres a whole world of background and emotion lurking 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.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The shortest short-story contest ever
Via Gotham Writers Workshop, it's the Very Short Story Contest!