I thought that writing stories of 100 words or less was quite a challenge, but recently I’ve become aware of Twitter-based fiction – stories in 140 characters or less.
There are already a few twitter zines and numerous individuals who regularly put out twiction, nanofiction, picofiction, tweets, or twisters as they are variously known.
The ones I’ve particularly noted so far are Thaumotrope and Outshine – paying spec fic markets, Nanoism a paying general fiction market and PicFic a non-paying general fiction market.
The website Twiction covers the phenomenon in more detail.
I’ve just sold my first twiction to Thaumotrope. It’s scheduled to appear in October, which means there must be plenty of people out there submitting already.