Nanofiction (55 Fiction) Contest  March 23, 2012 - April 6, 2012

Reading and Deliberating


This is almost directly taken from the annual New Times Magazine 55 Fiction Contest (thought of by Steve Moss) and inspired by Gracie Catherine C's contest on WC, SHORT story. Basically, this is a contest for a special type of flash fiction often referred to as nanofiction, 55 Fiction, microfiction, short short stories, etc.

For your short short story to be valid, it must meet the following criteria:

1. It must be EXACTLY 55 WORDS in length (excluding the title)

2. The title must be NO LONGER THAN 7 WORDS in length.

3. Put simply, your story must actually be a story. So the elements of a story have to at least be there loosely (character(s), conflict, conclusion, setting). It seems limiting, but remember that all of these can be almost anything. It's also important to remember that suggestion can go a long way.

That's the story criteria, but here are my rules:

1. Stories can be about anything you want it to be about, as long as it meets the above criteria. If a story doesn't meet the criteria, it'll be disregarded. Any other valid story by the same writer is still valid, though.

2. I'll accept 5 nanofictions from each contestant.

3. Please try to have all your nanofictions as SEPARATE WC titles/stories. As in, please DON'T have however many you're submitting as part of the same WC story/title. If this is a problem, please let me know.

4. Although there are strict requirements, please: have fun, and let your imagination run wild!


$0.00, Pride, satisfaction of writing nanofiction, satisfaction of VICTORY!


1st Place 1st Place
2nd Place 2nd Place
3rd Place 3rd Place


Weston R.
Weston R.
Milwaukee, WI


4 Contestants
8 Submissions
Created Mar 23, 2012

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  • Any Member can Submit
  • Only Stories can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 5 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 3/23/2012 - 4/6/2012
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Weston R. is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Weston R. if you have any further questions.