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A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.

As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
So getting to the point of this article, we are kickstarting this year with a six word story contest! We have some awesome prizes and hopefully enough freedom for you to enjoy yourselves too! :la:
Please support the contest and :+fav: the article so that more can join in on the fun! :dalove:

BleedersofInk also has a contest on 'What Would You Do?' so go take a gander at that too! :la:

Contest Begins:

January 1st

Contest Ends:

February 14th, 10pm GMT

Theme:

'Around the World in 80 Days' ...with a comical twist!

As put forward by betwixtthepages, "The contest idea is to write a six word story about a journey "Around the World in 80 Days," with the use of humor.

For instance...

"Day eight:
Ripped my parachute. Again."
"

Form:

Six word story ;P

Guidelines:


:bulletblue: One entry, per person.

:bulletblue: The entry must be newly submitted to deviantART from January 1st.

:bulletblue: The entry must only contain six words. Contractions are allowed.

:bulletblue: The Author's Comments must include: SixWordStories' 'Around the World in 80 Days' Contest (Or you can copy and paste: :devsixwordstories:' 'Around the World in 80 Days' Contest )

How to Submit:

Submit the entry to SixWordStories' Gallery here. You do not need to be a member of SixWordStories to enter; it's open to everyone and anyone!

Our Judges:

Thank you to all of our judges here!

:iconhalatia: :iconladylincoln: :iconthorns: :iconsanguineepitaph: :iconthemaideninblack: :iconsolarune: :icondamina: :iconmafiavamp: :iconbetwixtthepages:

Prizes:

First Place

400 :points: from thorns
200 :points: from SixWordStories
100 :points: from x-innocence-x
A :points: from brynisch
dA Print Mug from Halatia
Four constructive comments from 3wyl
Two constructive comments from Love-Literature
One constructive comment from justlittlemusings

Second Place

400 :points: from LadyLincoln
100 :points: from SixWordStories
A :points: from brynisch
Three constructive comments from 3wyl
Two constructive comments from Love-Literature
One constructive comment from justlittlemusings

Third Place

100 :points: from cality
100 :points: from justlittlemusings
100 :points: from SixWordStories
50 :points: from DarkAngelOfLov
A :points: from brynisch
Two constructive comments from 3wyl and Love-Literature
One constructive comment from justlittlemusings

Each winner will also receive...


:star: A News Feature courtesy of SixWordStories
:star: Their piece submitted into SixWordStories' Featured folder
:star: A three month subscription either from FallenUmbrella, TheMaidenInBlack, thorns (or the equivalent in points)
:star: Journal Features from 3wyl, SanguineEpitaph, cality, HugQueen, damina, Sepulchral-Roses, NickyCallaway, thepie36, Teddiii, hiddendelights, TheMaidenInBlack, sakurashushu, Solarune, justlittlemusings, DevissiTRHW, starfire-wolf, TheWriterSantas, PennyADay, TheWritersMeow, Love-Literature, Writers--club

Four lucky people...

...will also win a three month subscription, a news feature and a constructive comment courtesy of SixWordStories!

Last, but not least, ten entries will be featured in the announcement of the contest winners (news article), alongside the winners!

If you would like to give a prize to this contest, please note SixWordStories with the subject title: Contest Prize. We appreciate any and every support given! :la:

We have opted to give more people the chance to get subscriptions rather than a select few winning longer ones. From previous contests, the competition has been pretty fierce, so through doing things this way, we hope it relaxes things and makes everything more enjoyable!
We were always a group "Where quantity matters!". :dummy:

It would be best to :+devwatch: SixWordStories just in case there are any updates. We wish you the best of luck and hope you have fun as well! If you have any queries (or anything else), please do not hesitate to contact us! :love:
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:iconwobbish97:
wobbish97 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Writer
..... LET'S GO!
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:iconscarletdevil1503:
ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I entered last-minute. It's my very first six-word story. :aww:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I hope you enjoyed it as your first one? :la:
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:iconmetarex12:
Metarex12 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I submitted. I hope it's okay.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure it will be! :la:
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:iconmadbluebox:
madbluebox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I AM SO ORIGINAL: for sale, baby shoes, never worn
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha! :lol:

:evileye:
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:iconmadbluebox:
madbluebox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconaqua9870:
aqua9870 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
I'll enter!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :highfive:
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:iconcrimzonlogic:
CrimzonLogic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I suddenly want to do a six-word piece for each of the eighty days. Sounds like fun.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That'd be intense! :O
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:iconmastermorning:
MasterMorning Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo, This sounds fun!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope it is!
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:iconmastermorning:
MasterMorning Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, Yes!
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:iconalphonseelric2016:
AlphonseElric2016 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
does it have to be around the world in 80 days? or can we submit a different kid of story?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The theme is 'Around the World in 80 Days', so it has to relate to it somehow. :nod:
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:iconalphonseelric2016:
AlphonseElric2016 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i guess i cant do this contest, then :C
i've never read that book. :C
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you don't have to read the book.

You know the general theme of it all, right? You could probably read a short synopsis online... it's just about one's travels, really. :D
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:iconmarzarret:
Marzarret Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I entered mine already, hope I did good. :D
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck! :D
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:iconsze-kai-di:
Sze-Kai-di Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Writer
I submitted mine yesterday....will it be accepted?Are all submissions accepted?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We've just posted a blog about that. :)
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:iconnight-eater:
Night-Eater Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sound great. Should be fun:)
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck! :D
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:iconnight-eater:
Night-Eater Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank yee :ahoy:
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:iconalishacraftscutesies:
AlishaCraftsCutesies Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am deff gonna participate <3
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconfirey-flamy:
Firey-Flamy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Submitted mine. I hope it's okay to be entered.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! :la:
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:iconmeganlawler94:
MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Writer
This is *meganwayxo from #AnotherContestGroup, and I'd like to inform you that we've found and added your contest to our listing! The group also features results and offers prizes so note #AnotherContestGroup if interested in more information. Please do not note me, as I do not handle the winners package and cannot give you all the information you're looking for.

=missimoinsane does a monthly news article, which contains all current contests each month. You can find these listings in our main journal, “Welcome & Contest Information.” We try to post this information in our poll once the news article is up so our watchers are notified of this – perhaps join the group if you're not already a member for this and more information.

Note us if the end date to your contest changes or if you'd like another contest featured.

I hope your contest is a success!

*meganwayxo

:iconanothercontestgroup: :iconacg-pointsdonations:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icondhik-a:
dhik-a Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, already submitted my entry. My first try writing an SWS. :P
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, good luck! Did you enjoy it? :D
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:icondesertamish:
DesertAmish Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for turning me on to this neat contest! I've entered, but I don't think I will win, based on the other entries. There are a lot of really clever ideas submitted already! I hadn't heard of the six word story before, but it's a really fun concept!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... Yes, and now there are 150+ submissions to go. :O

That's pretty cool, though! I hope you like it. :hug:
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:icondesertamish:
DesertAmish Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I think there definitely will be a lot of submissions!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We'll see! :la:
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:iconmaximum-ride14:
Maximum-Ride14 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
where do I submit it to?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Link is provided in the article there. :nod:
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:iconmaximum-ride14:
Maximum-Ride14 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh found it. :)
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconmaximum-ride14:
Maximum-Ride14 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if I'll win... :D
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We'll see!
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:iconmaximum-ride14:
Maximum-Ride14 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconmaximum-ride14:
Maximum-Ride14 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am gonna do it!! :D I GOT ONE :D
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:iconangelride:
AngelRide Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Writer
How many contractions are allowed? Is it like the rules of the group where only one contraction is allowed to be counted as one word, or can I go wild? :eager:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One would be best, but we're not that strict on it. ^^;
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:iconartgirl810:
ArtGirl810 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I want to try this :) I'll be sure to watch the group
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
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