Montblanc X Esquire Six-word Story Prize
Can you tell a whole story in six words?
The famed six-word novel, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn” has often been credited to the great Ernest Hemingway—one of Esquire’s most prolific writers. Here is where the Montblanc X Esquire Fiction Writer Project 2017 begins with its newest challenge: write a meaningful story in six words. In partnership with the Singapore Literature Prize, Esquire is also co-organising a series of monthly writing workshops to gear you up for the Instagram contest. What's your story?
- Go to any Montblanc outlet in Southeast Asia and Australia.
- Write a 6-word English story on a Montblanc notepad.
- Instagram it with the hashtag #fwp2017 and tag @montblanc_sea.
- Top 10 winning entries will win a prize from Montblanc and will be published in Esquire Singapore.
- Dr Gwee Li Sui, graphic novelist, poet and literary critic
- Katharina Ueltschi, Senior Marketing Manager of Montblanc Singapore
- Zul Andra, Editor-in chief of Esquire Singapore.
- Entries are limited to three per person.
- Contest opens on April 25 and closes on June 30, 2017.
- Winners will be notified via their public Instagram account.
From April to June, take part in our monthly workshops and learn the art of writing. Led by a stable of award-winning writers from the Singapore Literature Prize, the workshops will be held at Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar at Hotel G every last week of the month. Limited seats available. Book your seat for the next workshop, more details below.
Your Journey in Writing Fiction
With Desmond Kon Zhicheng- Mingdé
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar
April 25, 2017, 3pm-5pm
Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) 2016 co-winner for English Poetry, Mr Desmond Kon Zhicheng- Mingdé will be presenting the first of three workshops in collaboration with The Montblanc x Esquire Fiction Writer Project 2017. In a roundtable setting, participants will share their particular journeys in their writing as well as explore the techniques of scene-setting and characterisation to draw up a plan for a book. How does one conceptualise a work of fiction? Are you interested in writing microfiction, short stories, or a novel? Is your work commercial? Is it experimental? Which literary journals might accept your pieces? What do publishers look for in a book manuscript? This workshop will survey considerations for the fictionist, to help one frame his or her own writing life.