The Six-Word Story Prize

Posted on July 31, 2012


Fleeting Books Editor Matt Shoard challenges you to write the best six-word story in the world. In return, he is offering a stay at The Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan, where Hemingway bet the Round Table, “I can write a story in six-words.” He flipped over a napkin and wrote:  for Sale: baby shoes, never worn. He won his bet.

The Judges are:
Tobias Hill, award-winning poet, novelist and writer of short stories
Brooke Magnanti, author and doctor of forensic science

Word length:  6 words

Prize:  One night at the Algonquin Hotel, or $160 cash

Deadline:  Noon, September 30, 2012

How to submit:  You may submit up to five 6-word stories by email

For more info:  The Six-Word Story Prize

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