days left until the contest deadline, I've been thinking about the word count for stories on the site.
When A Twist Of Noir started, the count was split between flash fiction and longer fiction and it took Seth Harwood to say on CrimeWav.com that A Twist Of Noir's word count was up to 3,000 words for me to say, "You know what? He's right. It makes no sense to split off flash and any other fiction."
So I changed that real early.
Now, with this contest allowing everyone to go up to 5,000 words, I'm starting to wonder if I've been hindering anyone with the usual 3,000 word limit.
Don't get me wrong. I think every story that has seen posting on A Twist Of Noir has been nothing short of phenomenal. And, for the record, there has never been a story rejected on this site (there was only one instance in which I asked a writer to go back and rewrite for reasons that became apparent to him and he handled that situation like a pro) and that's testament to all of you and your talent.
My question is whether or not you want to see the 3,000 word limit change. I don't want to lower it (unless it's for a contest challenge or something similar; yes, I can be a bastard, just ask the contestants who have had to play with the theme of alienation) but I want to know if anyone wants to see the limit raised.
Let me know what you think.
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