After nearly two months of submissions and over a month of wonderful short (short short) stories, Nanoism is having its first-ever contest.

Despite all of the excellent entries and buzz surrounding Robert Swartwood’s “Hint Fiction” Contest, I am certain much more nanofiction has been and needs to be written. But there is one small difference between the nanofiction we publish and other types of micro and hint fiction: we don’t use words here, we use characters—140 of them, to be exact.

What: Nanofiction up to 140 characters, including spaces. Every contest submission will be considered for publication in Nanoism. Reprints are fine, as always, just say so in the submission.

How: Submit up to five (5!) pieces in the body of an email with your bio (see submission guidelines). The email subject should be “Nanoism Contest Submission.” Send your entry to editor [at] nanoism [dot] net.  The contest runs for three weeks from May 14 until Friday June 5 at 11:59pm.

Prizes (paid via paypal):

  • 1st: $20 and publication
  • 2nd: $10 and publication
  • 3rd: $5 and publication

I’m looking to be blown away by the number and quality of the entries. Share this on twitter, your blog, anywhere. Get the word out—I know nanofiction brings smiles to a lot of faces. If you’re on Twitter, follow @Nanoism for some excellent bits of fiction that you can read in a matter of seconds.