100 words for your story … no more or no less. Tell a story, write a prose poem, pen a slice of your memoir, or try your hand at an essay.

You get 100 words, which is both the pain and the pleasure here. It’s short, you tell yourself. You would write 100 words at a bus stop, on your lunch break, in your sleep. But with 100 words you must tell the whole story in its entirety, so it holds together like a perfect little doll house. (Your title is not part of the 100 words. It’s your bonus here; it can be short or long!)

Please include a short (2-3 sentence, max!) bio with your submission. Also, did we say exactly 100 words? We weren’t kidding! Also, make friends with your spell-check, or have a friend proofread your story.

Stuck already? Look at our monthly photo prompt. Tell us a story.

Submit now: Submit to 100 Word Story via Submishmash. (We currently charge a $2 submission fee, the minimum in order to cover our costs.)

16 Responses to “Submit”

  1. Steve Prusky says:

    Will you read vignettes?

    • 100words says:

      Yes, we’ll read vignettes. The 100-word form is open to all genres–however you want to define it.

  2. 100words says:

    Good question: The title is separate for our word count.

  3. Bobbi says:

    Do you count the words in the title to get 100 words or is the title separate?

  4. steven beercock says:

    ’76, not as hot or humid as the previous year but warm enough to provide us with long grass, summer long, to hide away from the envious eyes of the “ad-vice squad” as we had named the old folk in our town. Heat, skin, hair and a necklace of electric kisses. Sunlight breaking through and inflaming her sweat-curled, summer-mad, auburn hair. In-your-face emerald eyes gently mocking my boyish shyness. Two years difference in age; twenty in experience. Those kisses cracked the fragile shell of my desires. Hands, hoping, helping. Contours of a new world. Then I went for a beer.