McSweeney’s is sponsoring a Twenty-Minute Stories Contest:
Write a story in no more and no less than twenty minutes. We are relying on the honor system here, but trust that our judging team knows the difference between a story that was actually written in twenty minutes, and one that just looks like it was written in twenty minutes. You may contemplate the story ahead of time, but the actual drafting period should be no longer than twenty minutes. We shudder to think about the karmic implications for those who try to bend or break the twenty-minute time limit. All entries must include the location and time of writing at the bottom of the story.