Fancy earning $200 a word?

A few weeks ago I mentioned Bath Spa University’s Novel in 25 Words competition, (sorry, entries are now closed), that paid the equivalent of £20 (NZD$35) per word. Pah! That’s small change. Fancy earning US$200 (NZ$270) per word? You’re going to have to do a bit more work for it, but not much.

Well, all right, about four times as much.

But that’s still only 100 words.

The 5th Edition of the International Prize for Micro-Stories, organised by the César Egido Serrano Foundation in Spain is now accepting entries.

  • Entry is free.
  • Writers from anywhere in the world may participate.
  • Your story must be original and may be on any theme.
  • Only two entries per author, maximum.
  • Stories may be submitted in Spanish, English, Arabic or Hebrew.
  • First prize is US$20,000 dollars for the best story in any of the languages above.
  • Three runner-up prizes of US$1,000 for the best stories in each of the other remaining languages admitted in the contest.
  • Stories must not exceed 100 words
  • The contest closes at midnight on Thursday, 23 November 2017 (Spanish time).
  • Entries must be submitted via this online form.

Last year’s contest attracted 35,609 stories from writers in 149 countries, so it’s pretty competitive. The winner, the delightful and touching Oysters by Emily Raboteau, is here.

Read it and get writing!

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