This month’s guest judge is Roy Kesey! Roy Kesey’s latest books are the short story collection Any Deadly Thing (Dzanc Books 2013) and the novel Pacazo (Jonathan Cape/Random House 2012). His other books include the short story collection All Over, the novella Nothing in the World, and two historical guidebooks. He has received an NEA creative writing fellowship, the Paula Anderson Book Award, and the Bullfight Media Little Book Award. His short stories, essays, translations and poems have appeared in more than a hundred magazines and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and New Sudden Fiction.
Roy’s prompt: Write a 53-word story involving minor gemstones.
Guidelines and Information
-53 words—no more, no less—titles are not included in the word count.
-1 submission per person.
-e-mail your submission directly to email@example.com by 5 PM Monday, March 31st Eastern Standard Time. The winner will be announced on April 14th.
-Each quarter, Prime Number Magazine, Press 53’s online literary journal, comes out with a new issue. All winning 53-word stories will be published in the journal!
-The 53-Word Story App is now available for download in the Android App Store (it’s called 53Words)! For those with other smart devices, check out the web app (developed by Daniel Krawiec) at 53wordstory.com.