I love it when writers take a chance. Do something off the wall, unexpected, risky…or maybe just fun with their craft. One such writer, Angel Zapata, is establishing his own quarterly ezine, 5 by 5 Fiction: Stories Told Loud and Clear. Here are the guidelines:
“I’m looking for exceptional stories to shout from rooftops. Complete stories (not rantings or poems) must be exactly 25 words long, told in exactly 5 sentences, with each sentence comprised of exactly 5 words.
Any variation from these short, sweet, strict guidelines won’t even be considered. All genres are welcome. Write it, proofread it, and send it in the body of your e-mail to loudandclearfiction (at) yahoo (dot) com. Subject line should read: 5x5_Story Title_Author’s Name.”
What are you waiting for? You know what to do. Five words per five sentences. Write, edit, write, edit, submit. See, it is that easy.