Six-Word Story Guidelines | Narrative Magazine

March 3, 2010

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. Here are a few:

For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn. —Ernest Hemingway

Longed for him. Got him. Shit. —Margaret Atwood

Well, I thought it was funny. —Stephen Colbert

Revenge is living well, without you. —Joyce Carol Oates

We welcome submissions of original, previously unpublished six-word stories for publication in Narrative and on our soon-to-be-released iPhone Application.

DETAILS –> Six-Word Story Guidelines | Narrative Magazine.


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