Six-Word Short Story Contest

May is Short Story Month and the Oshkosh Public Library is celebrating by challenging any 6th-12th grader to write a story with just six words! Legend says Ernest Hemingway won a contest with this six-word story: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
Think you can do better? Now is your chance! Teens may submit one original six-word story.

  • The contest is open May 1 through May 31, 2019.
  • Winners will be announced the first week of June.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place writers.

Need some ideas or inspiration? Check the library's Facebook page beginning May 1 for weekly writing prompts. (Contest submissions are not required to follow these prompts; they are being provided to help develop ideas and stories.)

Submit entries here beginning May 1.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, May 31, 2019 - 8:00am
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