Firstlinefiction is dedicated to the art of writing short fiction. Our aim is to facilitate and promote the creation of short fiction through competitive writing contests.
In order to motivate the firstlinefiction community, we will host periodic writing contests in which the contributing writers will choose the winners. Each contest will provide a unique first line which contributing writers will use to create their own short story. After the submission deadline, the contributing writers will be responsible for providing feedback on other’s stories in order to identify the community favorites. These favorites will be awarded cash prizes.
It is our view that the traditional fiction model does not do enough to facilitate the creation of short fiction. While some contests and publications provide a great selection of contemporary short fiction, they do little to promote the production of fiction from their audience. The process of submitting and being published may not utilize internet technology and the selection process is usually very guarded. Those that submit are often fulfilling a personal desire with no real expectation of success or constructive feedback.
FirstLineFiction offers a unique alternative; a contest that motivates writers with a first line, deadline, transparent evaluation and prizes. We believe this extra motivation assists writers in taking the difficult first step of participating in our contest and producing topnotch fiction. In addition, our evaluation process through peer review offers a level of transparency that cannot be found elsewhere. We believe that it is this accessibility that sets us apart.