We are winding down an extraordinarily exciting, stressful, and inspiring year here at Westport Writers’ Workshop. We’ve connected with so many new writers now that we are remote, and are able to offer even more workshops now that we’re not limited to our three classrooms. Along with supporting our writers through our classes and public readings, we also love to showcase your work here on our blog! Our social media followers are growing daily, and we often share these posts in our monthly newsletters. So, with all of that said, we’d love to publish your writing. Send us something you workshopped in class or polished at home. Please try to limit your submissions to 500 words. I tell my flash fiction writers that it’s a great exercise to cut down your word count. As Amy Hempel says, ask yourself of every sentence, “Is this essential?” Or Grace Paley, who urged writers to ask themselves of their work, “Is every word true?” If you’re motivated but don’t have anything to share, try the following prompt. Submissions are rolling – so send us your writing whenever it’s ready!
Write a story about something you want that isn’t good for you. -From Five-Minute Fictions