"A literary space for bold, succinct writing," AKA Briefly Write, invites you to write a brief poem. Specifically, a well-crafted poem of up to 10 lines. A poem of "innovative language, strong imagery and a subtle, focused composition." Then submit said poem here by July 31, 2022, at 7:00 BST. And possibly win up to £30.
"The James Webb Telescope discovered something terrifying in deep space" by Unanimous
I work for NASA as an astronomer, and there are certain things we keep hidden from the public. No, the Earth isn't flat, and aliens don't control the government. Fuck, I wish those were the case, as the truth is much, much worse. In 1993, the Hubble Space Telescope saw a star disappear. It didn't go supernova, or die naturally, it simply went dark, over the span of a few minutes. This star was already too faint to see with the naked eye, and ground-based telescopes had troubl
You are instructed to write and turn in a story between 6 and 749 words by Thursday, September 1, 2022. Your story’s protagonist and / or narrator must be a K-12 teacher. "Sentimentality is discouraged and education jargon is forbidden." Cram this, then turn in your paper here. Win up to $1,000. Class dismissed!
Fourth of July, by Emily Clemente
We are hungry, so hungry we could eat the whole world. Everything smells like ketchup. We could eat the trees, we could eat the sun. The glass lights on the deck twinkle like little candy stars, and we could eat them too. We are eating America’s birthday cake. We rock the chairs, rock the world, rocking Grandma’s porch swing back and forth. The chains pull and we sing, happy birthday! Happy birthday! We kick our little legs and scream at the summer, aching for America to hea