The deadline to apply is Monday, August 28th at 5 pm.
The Streetcar will be hosting our 2nd annual Six Word Story Contest on our Twitter account. This contest will take place on Thursday, April 6th from 8am to 5pm, and it’s open to Mississippi State students, faculty, and staff. The rules are simple Streetcar fans, it can ONLY be six words…emojis not included 🙂
On that day, from 8am until 5pm, anyone who wishes to participate will tweet at The Streetcar with their six word story and the hashtag #TSC6words. For the purposes of getting your tweets onto our page and counting votes once the contest is over, it’s important that you tweet them at us AND use the hashtag. The number of retweets and likes you receive are the votes for your tweet. Retweets and likes count the same at one vote per each one. At 5pm, we will count up all of the likes and retweets for every submission, and whichever story has received the most will win the prize. That means even if you don’t want to participate with your own story, you should get on our Twitter that day and vote by liking and/or retweeting any of the stories that you want to win.
We will give you more details about the prize we are going to give away as the week goes on, so stay tuned for updates on our social media. If you have any questions about this event, you can find us on social media—we have a Facebook and a Twitter—or you can email us at: email@example.com.
We’re excited to see what y’all can come up with in six words! If you need a little inspiration, check out the hashtag for last year’s contest—#TSCStreetTweet—or this six word story attributed to Hemingway himself: For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
The Streetcar’s first event of the 2017 spring semester will be Stories from State. This is a storytelling event created to be a platform for the voices of Mississippi State’s students, faculty and staff, and community members. Those interested in performing at our event on March 7th will submit a few sentences describing a true and personal story they’d like to tell.
The theme for this event is “Mississippi,” and it is open for interpretation. Your creativity is what will set your submission apart. Deadline for all submissions will be February 27th. Those who are selected by our staff will tell their story live at our event, expanding upon the brief description that they provided in their submission to a story that will be about five minutes in length. Visit our Stories from State page to submit your idea.
The new submissions deadline is Monday, November 28th at 5pm. That means you get eight extra days to submit your work to our journal, so don’t miss out!
If you have any questions about the submission process, please feel free to contact us on our social media (Facebook and Twitter) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Visit our ‘How to Submit‘ page to begin the process now!
In addition to short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction, The Streetcar is also looking for art and photography submissions. Visit our ‘How to Submit‘ page to find out how you can submit your artwork to the journal.