My friend Erin started as an editor for a new online journal called Zathom. The basic idea of the journal is that writers are given three “fathoms”, words that serve as writing prompts, that must be included in a piece of microfiction. A piece of writing on Zathom is 55 words or less.
Writers can write stories, poetry, or nonfiction pieces but they all must be under 55 words. Then, after publishing a piece, a writer can choose to have continuations. A continuation is selecting a fathom that’s in a published piece and writing a new piece that fits within the same theme of the original writing.
Here is a piece of writing I published that I was paid for:
I really like this new site. The creator is trying to make it a social experience by having other writers follow each other and write continuations off of other stories.
So far I’ve had five stories published in Zathom, paid for all of them. $10 a story, which isn’t bad for a 55 piece of microfiction.
Here’s a continuation: I Wish I Had More Pills