Are You Up for a Challenge?
Homer was able to write about the Trojan War in ten epic novels, The Iliad being one of them. He covered it all: religion, love, war, fantasy, myth, and horror. Now it’s your turn to carry on the tradition and create your own epic story; but there’s a catch… It must be done in 1,000 words or less. That’s roughly 2 pages, which is 3/1000 of the size of the entire Homeric collection!
Where the traditional Iliad is 1.8 pounds in weight, your submission will be a weightless email sent to submissions@ absolute- x-press.com with the subject: Flash Fiction Challenge – YOUR NAME, TITLE. Before pasting your story, please indicate the following information:
Title of Work
The theme is posted on the Flash Fiction page of the Absolute XPress website.
Deadline for the Flash Fiction Challenge is August 1st 2009 at Midnight. The top twenty epically brief stories will be determined by our panel of judges and announced the following week. Selected entries will be published in the September Flash Fiction Challenge anthology and receive a paid contract.