Monday, March 15, 2010

The First Line

Thank you to Hope Clark for the heads up on this magazine! This is a great place for writes to submit their short works of fiction or non-fiction.

Pays $20 for fiction and $10 for nonfiction, plus copies.
Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line
provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless
otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between
300 and 3,000 words. The sentences can be found on the home
page of The First Line's Web site. Note: We are open to all
genres. We try to make TFL as eclectic as possible.

Non-Fiction: 500-800 word critical essays about your favorite
first line from a literary work. Writers should include a two-
to three-sentence biography of themselves that will appear in
the magazine should their story run. Upcoming first lines:

Paul and Miriam Kaufman met the old-fashioned way.
Due date: May 1, 2010

Three thousand habitable planets in the known universe,
and I'm stuck on the only one without ______________.
[Fill in the blank.] Due date: August 1, 2010

Until I stumbled across an article about him in the paper,
I never realized how much Walter Dodge and I are alike.
Due date: November 1, 2010.

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