100 Word Story

Genres Published: 
Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Stuart Dybeck, Thaisa Frank, Meg Pokrass, Frances Lefkowitz, Lou Beach, Molly Giles, Pamela Painter, Meg Tuite, Tom Hazuka
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-3
Issues per Year: 
6-8
Issue Price: 
0
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

The whole is a part and the part is a whole. The 100-word format forces the writer to question each word, to reckon with Flaubert’s mot juste in a way that even most flash fiction doesn’t. At the same time the brevity of the form allows the writer “to keep a story free from explanation,” as Walter Benjamin wrote. None of us will ever know the whole story in other words. We can only collect a bag full of shards that each seem perfect.

Contact Information

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Berkeley
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017