There's an art to keeping your word choice concise.
To celebrate the art of brevity, Austin's own short story house, American Short Fiction, is accepting entries from succinct writers for their latest American Short(er) Fiction Prize contest for stories comprised of 1,000 words or less.
Author Michael Martone will serve as this year's contest judge. Grand prize winner will receive $500.00 and the runner up will receive $250.00.
Both individuals will also be published in an upcoming issue of ASF's nationally-circulated quarterly literary journal.
The deadline for this contest was extended to May 15 and entries can still be made through ASF's submission manager. Entry is $15.00 per story, with a limit of three stories per author.
And, look at that: less than 1,000 words...