100-word story submissions closed
Thank you to everyone who submitted a 100-word story!
We will respond to all submissions in the next couple of months.
Teen writers ages 12-18,
submit original stories from
November 9th-December 31st, 2020
for consideration for publication
in this teaching guide/anthology:
Small, Bright Things:
in the Language Arts Classroom
You can write any story but here are some possible themes/topics I’ll be looking for:
Weird Jobs, Friendship, Secrets, Love (or whatever), Family, Identity, This World We Live In, and The Future
Need help figuring out how to write a 100-word story?
If you’re new to the 100 Word Story form, check out 100wordstory.org for examples.
Also, here’s one I wrote (inspired by Jim Harrison’s poem “The Bridge”):
For decades, they just called her The Book Lady. No one knew her actual name. Her whole house, it seemed, made of books. They blocked the windows, spilled onto her porch. All genres. Then, one periwinkle evening, they watched her building something. It started small, just some classics. Dozens of different editions of Little Women. A bridge into the sky. Each day, she built it: mysteries, dystopias, romance, fantasy, spy thrillers. The YA made for a spill of candy-color into the night. For weeks, she stacked and stacked, her windows reappearing, her porch clean.
Then she walked into the sky.