Hint Fiction is a forthcoming anthology of fiction that satisfies the above definition.
Tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2010, W.W. Norton will publish an anthology of Hint Fiction. What is Hint Fiction? It’s a story of 25 words or less that suggests a larger, more complex story. The thesis of the anthology is to prove that a story 25 words or less can have as much impact as a story 2,500 words or longer. The anthology will include between 100 and 150 stories. We want your best work.
It’s possible to write a complete story in 25 words or less — a beginning, middle, end — but that’s not Hint Fiction.
The very best Hint Fiction stories can be read many different ways.We want stories we can read again and again and never tire of. Stories that don’t pull any punches. Stories that make us think, that evoke some kind of emotional response.
I’ll be having a go at this and have in fact written my first piece of hint fiction while drinking my morning coffee. Submissions will open on August 1 and close August 31.
You can find full details here.
Found via Tania Hershman’s blog – Tania Writes.