Wednesday, December 30, 2009
1,000 Words is based on the idea that a picture is worth 1,000 words. The Picture has been selected by photographer Michael Mullen, and it will be used as the cover of the book too.
The idea is to see how different types of writers create a story with so few words and from using the same image. It will also be hard to write a story that isn't like anyone else would write, but that is the challenge.
This concept will cause many headaches, but it should result in a one of a kind short story collection for the masses.
There is still talk with a lot of other authors and several strong names that might serve as anchors for this book, but if an member of this group knows of anyone let me know. This collection will take a large amount of writers to fill a book, based on the limited word count.
We are looking for hungry writers, who want to continue into the publishing world and well established scribes, to bring notability to the collection, but the main idea is to have fun and bring in more writers that can meet the challenge.
It should also be noted that not every story will be selected for this book. To avoid publishing two similar pieces, the editors will chose the best of any two stories that are alike. We will also not print a thoughtless stream of 1000 words, or boring submission, that would want to make reader put the book down.
Please make these stories as twisted and interesting, as the image will let your mind create. Are you up to the task?
Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org