STORY.TXT – 100 words or less – deadline 21 May 2007

Pulp Net in association with the london paper and the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction is launching a prize for a 100 word story. Entry is via phone text; there are no age restrictions, so if you’d like to give it a go, then please get texting. Stories should be about relationships, whether at home, work or play.

PRIZES worth over £800 in total include invites to the Orange Prize for Fiction award party, a year’s free broadband from Orange and a mobile phone for the top two winners, plus runner-up prizes. For more detail, visit the london paper.

SHORT, SHORTER, SHORTEST — how did stories get to be this short? Where will it end? Pulp net editor Lane Ashfeldt on the shrinking short story. To read sample 100-word stories by Dan Rhodes and others, click here.

JUDGING — There will be two winners. One chosen by Gautam Malkani (author of Londonstani), together with an editor at the london paper, and Pulp Net editor Lane Ashfeldt. There will also be a Readers’ Winner. Visit the London Paper website from 18 May to cast your vote.

HOW TO ENTER Text your entry, using no more than 450 characters, including spaces, to 88855, putting STORY as the first word. The combined cost of text entries, sent in more than one part, will not exceed £1, plus your standard network rates per message. Txt-style abbreviations may be used.