Non-profit organization Narrative is an online literary arts group that features the free publication Narrative Magazine.
Narrative also sponsors Literary Puzzler, a weekly challenge and mini-contest for creative writers. This week’s Puzzler, the first of 2010, ask writers to submit their best six-word story that contains a full narrative arc. The challenge deadline is next Monday, January 18. Here are some examples provided by Narrative:
“Poision; meditation; skiing; ants—nothing worked.”
“Corpse parts missing. Doctor buys yacht.”
“I still make coffee for two.”
In addition to their ongoing acceptance of literary works for their magazine, Narrative is currently hosting a Winter 2010 Story Contest. The submission deadline is March 31, 2010, and they accept all types of fiction and creative nonfiction. First Prize is $4,000. Visit their website for more details about the contest and how to submit your work.