We’re open for submissions the first week of each month. So get those stories ready to submit Feb. 1 – 7!

100 words for your story or essay … no more or no less. You get 100 words—exactly 100 words (did we already say that?)—which is both the pain and the pleasure here. It’s short, you tell yourself. You could write 100 words at a bus stop, on your lunch break, in your sleep.

Yes, but with 100 words you must tell the whole story in its entirety, so it holds together like a perfect little doll house. And, since this question comes up frequently, your title is not part of the 100 words, and we adhere to the word-count function in Word.

Please include a short bio (25 words, max!) with your submission. Also, did we say exactly 100 words? We weren’t kidding! Also, make friends with your spell-check, or have a friend proofread your story.



5 Responses to “Submit”

  1. Steve Prusky says:

    Will you read vignettes?

    • 100words says:

      Yes, we’ll read vignettes. The 100-word form is open to all genres–however you want to define it.

  2. 100words says:

    Good question: The title is separate for our word count.

  3. Bobbi says:

    Do you count the words in the title to get 100 words or is the title separate?

  4. steven beercock says:

    ’76, not as hot or humid as the previous year but warm enough to provide us with long grass, summer long, to hide away from the envious eyes of the “ad-vice squad” as we had named the old folk in our town. Heat, skin, hair and a necklace of electric kisses. Sunlight breaking through and inflaming her sweat-curled, summer-mad, auburn hair. In-your-face emerald eyes gently mocking my boyish shyness. Two years difference in age; twenty in experience. Those kisses cracked the fragile shell of my desires. Hands, hoping, helping. Contours of a new world. Then I went for a beer.