Tuesday, August 11, 2009

GWW: 140 Character Writing Contest - September 21

Gotham's Writers' Workshop
Deadline September 21, 2009

The Fall 2009 Contest

Twitter. You may love it, hate it or have no idea what it is. (For that last group, it’s a form of social media where people make posts of no more than 140 characters—see twitter.com.)

Following the Twitter craze, we challenge you to dazzle us with a piece of writing that is no more than 140 characters (characters = letters, punctuation marks, and spaces). You may write on any topic and use any form—fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. As Strunk and White say, “Vigorous writing is concise.” Entries must be submitted by September 21, 2009.

Here’s an example, a work of “microfiction” by Ana Maria Shua:

I have nothing against fried eggs. They’re the ones who look at me with amazement, terrified, wide-eyed.

The winning entry will be published in the next Gotham catalog and online at WritingClasses.com. The author will receive a free 10-Week Writing Workshop. And we’ll also post some of the leading entries on Gotham’s Twitter page.

The contest is easy to enter, and there are no fees.

For more details and to submit your entry please visit:

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