Friday, December 26, 2008

Cool journal call for submissions


I heard about this neat publication called The First Line. They supply writers with a first line, and you use that line--exactly as is-- as the first line in a short story and submit it to them for review and possibly publication.


The line for winter submissions is:


Herman Sligo was a bit actor who played Uncle Emil in three episodes of the popular television series The Five Sisters.


Submissions are due 2/1/2009. I'm going to make an attempt at creating a story around this line. Anyone want to join me?
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3 comments:

oh said...

Sounds excellent. Just when I thought I might step back from writing-to-deadline ... hmmm. Thanks for the info!

Erin Dionne said...

A couple of years ago I wrote a story for this mag...I ultimately moved that first line to later in the piece, but it gave me the story "FD & C Yellow #5", which was published in Slow Trains Literary Journal. (www.slowtrains.com) So even if it doesn't end up fitting First Lines, you can definitely use what you write!

Good luck with it!!

DJPare said...

Cool! I'm looking into it.

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