What is a 50-Word Story? A 50-word story is a piece of fiction written in exactly 50 words. That doesn’t mean “roughly” 50 words; it doesn’t mean “as close to 50 words as possible”; it doesn’t mean 50 words or fewer. It means exactly 50 words. As with any other form of fiction, a 50-word story should have a beginning and an end, a plot and character development (even if they are only implied), and a theme, meaning, or purpose of some sort. Many 50-word stories are built around twists or climactic moments.
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Country of Publication & Year Established
| United States
||Established in 2009
|Open to a broad Audience.
Publication Medium & Frequency
|Electronic Publication ||Electronic Publication||Published 260 x per year.
Fiction Temp Closed
Will be open to submissions from 01 February 2019 (13.3 days from now) through 15 February 2019. 0
|Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Minimalist.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Flash Fiction Flash Fiction||Exactly 50 words.|
- We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|No monetary payment to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pays occasionally, up to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).|
| OK|| No|| OK|| OK||Text format submissions |
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