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First Line Creative Writing Competition

1st Prize: £200

2nd Prize: £100

3rd Prize: £75

Closing date: January 9th 2018

Entry fee: £2.00 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish Members

It will soon be the start of a brand new year and so, we would like to kick-start your creativity even if your brain is a little foggy from all the festive celebrations. So, to start you off, how about creating an opening sentence for a story? That’s all we need in this quick and easy creative writing competition, just that first sentence. The moment you type the full stop, you are done. So, it’s important to make every word count. You must be inventive, creative and dramatic. That sentence has to be strong and dynamic. You can choose the type of genre that would most fit your first line too. Want to have a go? Just make your payment through PayPal and email us with your submission.

Do check out the rules:

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished.

One sentence is all that is required. There is no other title but First Line Competition.

Submissions must be in English.

Submissions are welcome from writers worldwide but writers must be aged 18 and over to win a cash prize.

Stories must be pasted into the body of the email. Please do not send attachments.

Submissions must be received on or before the closing date, send to [email protected]

Please mark the subject line with: First Line Writing Competition

Multiple submissions are welcome providing the correct payment is made via PayPal. If you are submitting several attempts, please send on the one email if possible.

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