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First Sentence Contest - Deadline 1/15/2017

All early bird registrants are invited to submit their best first sentence in this fun contest with fabulous prizes ... think trips to Paris ... a new Maserati ... and an all expenses paid visit with Stephen King who will go through your latest novel word by word.

Well, you can think those things, but in truth, the prizes are five great books ... personally autographed to the winner in each category:
  • Funniest
  • In memory of James Joyce (makes almost no sense at all but somehow keeps you reading.)
  • Scariest
  • Ala Dr. Seuss (think whimsy, rhythm and rhyme)
  • Pure craft - Follows all the real rules of introducing the tone, character, action, and location in a way that makes readers want more ... ideally in fewer words than it took to write this sentence. 
DEADLINE: January 15, 2017

How to submit: 
Email to
Subject Line: Sentence. (1-2 word Category ... see bolded words above.)
Body of the email: your sentence and your name.

(Nothing more, please. No signatures containing your lengthy list of publications and awards.)

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