A drabble is a piece of very short fiction. 100 words exactly. There are some fine exponents (think of Lois McMaster Bujold’s five interlocking drabbles at the end of Cryoburn)
What’s in it for you? Fun, mostly. Writing drabbles is entertaining — though harder than you think! Paring down a story to its bare essentials is a good way to improve your writing, just as writing flash fics (1000 words) is. And the results can be surprisingly moving, funny or perceptive.
But it’s also a chance for our readers to get to know you. As with all our authors, you’ll get an author page with links to your published novels and short stories and to your website. If your drabble links to a novel, perhaps because it involves characters in your novel, we’ll have a picture of its cover and a buy link. Remember, though, that the drabble must stand on its own, even if it is linked to one of your novels.
Please send us your drabble sub (or subs — you can enter up to 10 drabbles if you feel up to it) before the end of July (to firstname.lastname@example.org)