Kicking it off — December 2020
For our first monthly contest, and to wrap up the year that was 2020, our prompt borrows an idea from a recent The New York Times contest: a six word memoir. This is a VERY short form of creative writing made famous by publisher Larry Smith.
There is an apocryphal legend that, supposedly, “came from a ten-dollar bet Hemingway made at a lunch with some other writers that he could write a novel in six words. After penning the famous line on a napkin, he passed it around the table, and collected his winnings” (Jones).
His bet-winning story?
For sale, Baby shoes, Never worn.
The challenge, of course is to be as expressive as possible in as few words as possible. Up for it?
Prompt: Write a six-word memoir (that’s a story about your life that is true) that reflects your 2020. What will your six words be??
Winners will be chosen by the literary magazine staff, but all submissions will be published in our digital magazine!
AN AMAZON GIFT CARD WILL BE AWARDED TO A CHOSEN WINNER EVERY MONTH!
Submission deadline: December 31, 2020
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January – Gratitude & Joy
February – Love
March – Luck
To read submissions collected for this prompt, click here:
December Writing Contest Entries: 6 Word Memoirs