Hint Fiction

Caught this link to a call for submissions via Mel Bosworth’s Twitter stream. It’s an interesting concept: a story that hints at a larger story, all told in 25 words or less. As PicFic‘s editor, I insist on a distinct beginning, middle, and end to any tweets I accept. But Mr. Swartwood doesn’t want such a closed loop. He wants a piece that grabs the imagination and doesn’t let go until multiple scenarios have played out in the mind.

If anyone else is interested, you can find submission guidelines for the W. W. Norton hint fiction anthology here. I’m going to give it a shot. Will you?



7 thoughts on “Hint Fiction

  1. You should still try. Seems that what they’re looking for is so close to a multi-layered prose poem, you’d probably be able to do it.

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