Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer hits bookstores on November 1st here in the United States, and to celebrate, we're having a contest!
First, what is Hint Fiction? Inspired by Ernest Hemingway's six-word story -- "For sale: baby shoes, never worn" -- Hint Fiction is a story of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story. The anthology features 125 stories by writers worldwide, including such luminaries as Joyce Carol Oates, James Frey, Peter Straub, and Ha Jin. Here is what people are saying already:
“The perfect story collection for all of us with too little time on our hands is a brilliant reminder of the magic that happens when you string the right words together. A must-read for anyone who is or wants to be a writer.” — Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of House Rules
“Some of these stories suggest entire novels in just few words. So, in this small book, you have a whole library. It’s reading at the speed of light.” — Robert Shapard, editor of Sudden Fiction and Flash Fiction
“The stories in Robert Swartwood’s Hint Fiction have some serious velocity. Some explode, some needle, some bleed, and some give the reader room to dream. They’re fun and addictive, like puzzles or haiku or candy. I’ve finished mine but I want more.” — Stewart O’Nan, author of Last Night at the Lobster and Songs for the Missing
The anthology is currently available for pre-order at:
- W. W. Norton
- Amazon (USA)
- Amazon (CA)
- Barnes & Noble
- Powell’s Books
Now what's the Ultimate Flash Fiction Package? These eight wonderful anthologies of course!
- Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer
- Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories
- Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories
- New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories from America and Beyond
- Sudden Fiction International: 60 Short Stories
- Sudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New Short-Short Stories
- Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America
- Micro Fiction: An Anthology of Fifty Really Short Stories
The total cost for these eight books is $120.00, and it can all be yours.
By simply linking back to this contest. Put it on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Then paste the URL in the comments section of this post (if on Facebook or any other password-protected site, paste your profile URL). The contest runs until midnight, October 31st, EST. A winner will be picked by random and notified by e-mail and announced here November 1st. Five runners-up will receive a copy of Hint Fiction. Have fun!
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