Micro fiction is a lost wax process. Finished products are born from many steps of creating and stripping away until what is left is essential to a given piece. The Lost Wax MicroFiction Collective is interested in work that is story and character driven and has universal resonance. Here are the rules we write by:
- Each word must count.
- Develop and know the story inside the piece. There should be an excess of words written and disposed of for each word chosen to remain in the final draft.
- The piece must have universal resonance.
- All rules of grammar and punctuation may be broken as long as doing so serves an intended purpose.
- Reduce. Strip away until there is only the essence. When complete, attempt to reduce the word count by >10%.
- The finished piece must be published immediately after it is complete. It no longer belongs to the artist.
- The piece is complete when it can no longer be reduced.