2016 First Lines:

In the six years I spent tracking David Addley, it never occurred to me that he didn’t exist.
Due date: November 1, 2016

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:

Sept 10

If you're not too busy . . .
The fall 2016 issue is here for your reading pleasure.

Vol. 18, Iss. 3: Mrs. Morrison was too busy to die.

Print: $5.00

PDF: $2.50


Back issues available 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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