Featured Market: 101 Words Reply

This week’s featured market is 101 Words, where one of our judges for the Short Fiction Prize, Keely O’Shaughnessy, works as an editor. The featured stories are of a consistently excellent standard, and it’s fascinating to see how the writers can manage to evoke scenes, characters and conflicts in so few words.

The site – as you probably guessed – seeks flash fiction pieces of 101 words exactly. Not 100, or 102. 101. Got it? Apparently a lot of people get that bit wrong! You can submit one story a week. Their full guidelines can be found here.

101 Words are currently running a flash fiction competition – deadline 23rd March 2016. Your story could be published with them, or, if you make the editor’s choice, you could win a big box of books!

The site also offers a mentor service. Packages vary, from 7, 14, to 30 days and offer one-to-one feedback on your writing, as well as providing photo prompts to ‘tickle your brain’. More info here.

Don’t hesitate to get your writing submitted to these guys. They even offer feedback on submissions for free – which is a rare find.

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