Saturday, February 24, 2007

Write a Nanotale!

The world's #1 short story competition has just launched and we're looking for the world's best stories on life, death, pleasure, pain, - anything goes as long as it is under 1000 words, in English and written by you.

If you think you've got what it takes and you manage to convince the public and a panel of judges, then Ziji will turn you into a published author.
The Guardian has teamed up with Bebo and Ziji publishing and is inviting stories of less than 1,000 words before March 16 2007.

There's nothing in the rules to say writers must be British. Anyway, you're all loyal Guardian readers, aren't you!

And even if you don't want to enter, there is some excellent advice from Ziv Navoth on writing the short story. The author's website is here.


The Great Swifty said...

An interview that might interest you ... I hope.

Lots of, ah, deep stuff.

As for the short story competition. Hmmm. I shall ponder.

Ziv said...

Hi Sharon - there are a few free nanotales you can read (and actually download to your iPod as well) on

Ziv Navoth

gnute said...

Nanotales, is that what the kids are calling it these days!

bibliobibuli said...

thanks Ziv. nioce of you to drop by, too.

gnute - it's a nice name. they are also short-shorts, flash fiction, sudden fiction. but a rose by any other name still smells like a story

The Great Swifty said...

*cough* Err, Sharon, I know this is weeks' late, but Justin asks whether you've checked out the interview. Was pretty eager to hear from you. :D

Anonymous said...

Wow. I like "sudden fiction" very much, actually.