Submission Call: The First Line accepting submissions for winter issue - (Expired) Due Nov. 1, pays $25–$50

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The First Line is a quarterly literary magazine featuring diverse stories that all begin with the same sentence. For the winter 2018/2019 issue, the first line should be “As she trudged down the alley, Cenessa saw a small _________________. [Fill in the blank.]”

The editors like to have a representation from lots of different genres as well as literary fiction, so go wild!

Submitting to The First Line

  • Publisher: The First Line
  • Publication type: Literary magazine/periodical
  • Word count: 300–5,000 words
  • Payment: $25–$50/story, $5–$10/poem
  • Deadline: Nov. 1, 2018
  • Format: Microsoft Word or Word Perfect for electronic submissions; postal submissions are also accepted
  • Will they take simultaneous or multiple submissions? No simultaneous submissions, but they will consider multiple submissions. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? No.

To learn more about The First Line and read the full submission guidelines, please visit The First Line—Submission Guidelines.

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