2015 First Lines:

Laura liked to think she was honest with herself; it was everyone else she lied to.
Due date: May 1, 2015

The old neighborhood was nearly unrecognizable.
Due date: August 1, 2015

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:

April 21

Free Bookmarks: We have extra 2015 first line bookmarks. If you have a writers group or class or live near an indie bookstore, drop us a line at info@thefirstline.com. Tell us how many are in your group and your address and we'll send you a batch.


Now available: Spring 2015 issue . . .

Vol. 17, Iss. 1: Fairy tales hardly ever come true for quiet girls.

Print: $5.00

PDF: $2.50


Back issues available here.


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

TFL on Tape: David reads Tom Green's story, "Secret Identity." Give a listen here: TFLonTape.

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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