WILLIAM FAULKNER FAMOUSLY SAID that a novelist is a failed short story writer, and a short story writer is a failed poet. Hemingway, with his creation of the six-word story, combined poetry and drama into a short form that has grown in popularity while remaining difficult to achieve. Narrative is looking for six-word stories that can stand alongside the best that have been written.
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A Six-Word Story should provide a movement of conflict, action, and resolution that gives the sense of a complete story transpiring in a moment’s reading.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Minimalist.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Flash Fiction Flash Fiction||Exactly 6 words; Up to 5 pieces.|
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|Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).|
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