the #whimword guidebook

#Whimword is an informal flashfic competition run by @whimword on twitter.

It’s SIMPLE to join in.

A prompt word has been selected by our previous winner.  We’re looking for UP TO 500 words inspired as loosely as you like by that prompt. We’re happy with 100 word entries, 250 word entries, prose, poetry. However your creativity chooses to express itself.

Once you’ve written your story, publish it publicly on your blog or a site like Twitlonger or Storify and tweet it using the #Whimword hashtag. Our twitter Story Barons will find it, retweet it, and add it this here blog for safekeeping. If you can’t wrap your head around twitlonger or storify, or are stuck tapping away on your phone, you could email it to us by clicking HERE.

The deadline is NOON [GMT] on FRIDAY every fortnight, and the twitter account will announce the deadline date. The winner will be picked and asked to provide next week’s word that afternoon, and then @whimword will tweet it into the ether ad nauseam.

If you’re nervous about joining in, let me reassure you that our existing contestants are some of the loveliest & most supportive you could hope to meet. Never has a story gone without praise.

So there you have it! I hope we get to read you soon.

~ Huxtable Whimworm