NPR news correspondent Guy Raz invites writers of all stripes to try their hand at "Three-Minute Fiction," a different kind of short story contest, it gives listeners a chance to let loose their inner bard in 600 words or less.

There may be other parameters for the stories, like a suggested opening sentence or words that must be used, but those details are determined by the author who acts as the final judge for each round.

The judge for the upcoming Round 7 is prize-winning short story writer Danielle Evans, and her carefully chosen specifications will be revealed on the September 10th and 11th editions of All Things Considered, heard on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock on KUAZ FM / AM.

The weekend All Things Considered website offers many short stories from previous rounds for you to read, including Round 6 grand-prize winner A Saint and a Criminal, written by Lauri Anderson.


Now, get those quill pens dipped in some ink and start creating your own 3-Minute masterpiece!! Good luck!