The first line of a story should hook the reader so they’ll read more. It’s so important to catch the attention of an editor or agent for the same reason.
WIFYR is serving up a new contest to hone that first line. The Great Beginnings First Line Contest is now open. The rules for the contest are as follows:
-anyone may participate,
-the first line may be part of a project being worked at this year’s WIFYR conference, (optional,) and
-entries are due by midnight May 12th.
-submit entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Put First Line Contest in the subject line.
First place winner will receive a five-page critique by John Cusick, agent at S©ott Treimel, NY, and author of GIRL PARTS.
Second and third place winners will receive a one-page critique by Greg Leitich Smith, accomplished author of Chronal Engine and WIFYR faculty member.