In honor of National Novel Writing Month (visit the official website for more info) the EPL is hosting a fiction writing contest. Lots of people take the challenge and write a novel during November. A decent percentage get published (click here for details) and one became famous (Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen). We suspect that writing a novel on short notice may be a bit stressful, but a paragraph – no problem!
Flash fiction (usually 1000 words or less) contains all the classic story elements (protagonist, conflict, obstacles & resolution), but these tiny stories are succinct – so brief that some elements may only be implied. We've selected four amazing prompts to get your brain cells jumping. All the elements in the prompt must be used in your story, but the rest is up to you. Only 150 words, how difficult could it be?
The deadline for submission is Monday November 26th. Winners in each category will win an 8GB flash drive and be published on the blog
For more details, rules and writing tips, visit our website or print out our PDF. Good luck and happy writing!