Write a great short story in ten words or fewer. (You may use a title, but that goes into the word count.) Submit it to our contest. Entry is free. Winner of the bet gets a free Gotham ten-week workshop.

Deadline: May 16, 2016, midnight Eastern Time.

The Details:

Submit an original, unpublished 10-word short story.

Entries must be submitted online by midnight Eastern Time May 16, 2016. Only online entries will be accepted.

Entry is free. Limit one entry per person.

Entry must consist of no more than 10 words. You may use a title but that goes into the word count. Longer entries will be disregarded.

Entry must be original and unpublished.

Entries will be judged on originality, quality, spelling, and grammar.

Gotham will post the winning entry at

The winner will be notified by June 6, 2016.

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Author: Ekpeki Donald Pen Prince

Ekpeki Chovwe Donald styled the PenPrince is a writer and lawyer in equity. He has an unhealthy interest in wit, pun and poetry. When he’s not writing, he’s reading and when he’s not reading, he’s breathing. He breathes words.