2017 First Lines:

Spring:
Eddie tended to drift into whatever jobs were available that would pay the rent.
Due date: February 1, 2017

Summer:
The plan suddenly made sense.
Due date: May 1, 2017

Fall:
Frank Rooney had been the manager of the Shop & Save for thirty-eight years, and he wasn't retiring anytime soon.
Due date: August 1, 2017

Winter:
"I'm tired of trying to see the good in people."
Due date: November 1, 2017

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:

Dec. 12

'Tis the season . . .
We're running a special holiday subscription deal: Purchase a 2017 one-year print subscription for $20 and we'll send you the winter 2016 issue for free. We'll even throw in the third issue of The Last Line ($35 for international orders). Prefer an electronic subscription? That's only $10 for 7 issues.

Print: $20.00

PDF: $10.00

Print/International: $35.00

 

Looking for David Addley?
The winter 2016 issue is here for your reading pleasure.

Vol. 18, Iss. 4: In the six years I spent tracking David Addley, it never occurred to me that he didn't exist.

Print: $5.00

PDF: $2.50

 

Back issues available here.

 

We've got lines!
The 2017 first lines have been released into the world. Write on!

Our other literary adventure: We also have the second issue 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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