Thursday, July 9, 2009

W.W. Norton Seeking Hint Fiction for Anthology

Today's forecast for St. Peters, MO: Mostly sunny, high 90 degrees.

Here's a submission opportunity from Robert Swartwood's blog I stumbled upon that is short and sweet--well it doesn't have to be sweet--Hint Fiction.

What is hint fiction? It's a story of no more than 25 words that suggests a larger, more complex story.

The Hint Fiction anthology is tentatively scheduled to be published in the fall of 2010 by W.W. Norton.
The anthology will include between 100 and 150 stories.
Payment is $25 per story for World and Audio rights.
Stories must include a title (which helps give a “hint” of the story).
Writers can only submit up to two stories, both embedded in the same e-mail.
To make everyone’s lives easier, embed the stories like this:
Submissions will open August 1 and close at midnight Eastern time August 31.
A submissions e-mail address will appear on this page on August 1 — DO NOT SUBMIT TO ANY OTHER ADDRESS BEFORE THEN.
Check back on the link above for examples of Hint Fiction and complete guidelines before submitting.
Good luck!
Bonus opportunity:
***For a limited time, if you link to these guidelines from on your blog or Twitter, you can submit a third story. These must be posted between July 1 and August 15. Include the link at the end of your e-mail. If you don’t include a link, the third story will be deleted unread.***


  1. Verrrrry interesting! May have to give it a shot.

  2. Hi Pat and Becky,
    You go, girls!
    I'm working on two stories I hope to send. Sounds like an interesting concept.


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