2015 First Lines:

George pressed the call button and said, "Mrs. Whitfield, you have a visitor."
Due date: November 1, 2015

Remember, all stories must start with the appropriate first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated.

What's New At The First Line:

Sept. 10

Now available: Fall 2015 issue...

Vol. 17, Iss. 3: The old neighborhood was nearly unrecognizable.

Print: $5.00

PDF: $2.50


Back issues available here.

Contest Closed: The first line contest is closed. We'll announce the winners and the 2016 first lines next month. Thanks to everyone who entered!

TFL on Tape: Robin and David read Allie Marini Batts's story, "In Bloom." Give a listen here: TFLonTape.

New literary adventure: We also have the first issue ever of The Last Line, as well as the new last line for next year here...The Last Line

The Revolution will be Digitized (sort of): You can purchase TFL subscriptions for your Kindle. Check out the Kindle Magazine Store for more information.

More Pencils, More Books . . . If you're a teacher we'd love to be a part of your curriculum. Click here for more information.

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