2021 First Lines:

Winter:
Later that evening, they sat alone in their apartment, wondering if they had made the right decision.
Due date: November 1, 2021

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:

September 16

The deadline for our 2022 first line contest has passed, and we're sorting through your sentences.

Also, the fall issue is with the printer. You'll soon learn what happened to all those bodies.

Back to the Archives . . . Let's travel back to the KGB Bar in 2008 for a replay of episode 24 of TFLonTape.

Still hot off the press ('cause it's still summer in Texas) . . . The summer issue is available:

Vol. 23, Iss. 2:
Lena was raised on violin lessons and minimal parental supervision.

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PDF: $3.00

 

Spring's here . . . You can order a copy here:

Vol. 23, Iss. 1:
Darryl slid three quarters into the vending machine and weighed his options.

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PDF: $3.00

 

We have Publish or Perish T-shirts: Click here to view and order.

The 2021 Last Line: Check out the last line for 2021. Don't forget to submit.

 

Subscriptions:

Print (4 TFLs/1 TLL)
$20.00

PDF (4 TFLs/1 TLL)
$6.00

 

We've still got copies of the 2020 issues:

Vol. 22, Iss. 1:
Ravi had just worked a double shift and was having trouble keeping his eyes open.

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PDF: $3.00

 

Vol. 22, Iss. 2:
The door was locked.

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Vol. 22, Iss. 3:
The Simmons Public Library was a melting pot of the haves and have-nots, a mixture of homeless people and the wealthy older residents of the nearby neighborhood.

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Vol. 22, Iss. 4:
Loud music filled the room, making it hard to hear anything else.

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2019 issues (our 20th anniversary) are still available:

Vol. 21, Iss. 4

Print (US Only): $10.00

PDF: $3.00

 

Vol. 21, Iss. 3

Print (US Only): $10.00

PDF: $3.00

 

Vol. 21, Iss. 2

Print (US Only): $10.00

PDF: $3.00

 

Vol. 21, Iss. 1

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Back issues are available here.

International update . . . We're updating our policy for international hard copy subscriptions and individual issue orders. You can read about it here.

NPR . . . Just in case you missed David's interview with All Things Considered, give a listen here.

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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