Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Worst First Lines Contest--Go!

I'm going out, so I'm going to open the contest a bit early. It'll close at 12:00 midnight Monday night, giving you a bit more than 24 hours.

Wondering if your first line is making a classic mistake or boring your reader to tears? Just want to write something for the fun of being bad? Go to it!

Send your entries to my email (not the comments section), and put WORST FIRST in the subject line, please.

Categories (as mentioned before) include, but will not be limited to:


The Bulwer Lytton Prize for overall, overwritten awfulness
The Seuss Honor for poetry as rhythmic as a pounding migraine
The Drivel Award for uninspired use of cliches
The Robert Munsch Citation for most dysfunctional relationship in a first line


...and one imagines several more.

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

4 comments:

heidi said...

Does the worst first line go to your email or your comments?

Editorial Anonymous said...

Oh, thanks for reminding me. They should go to my email.

heidi said...

Okay. Thanks!

Rilla said...

Midnight? Is that Pacific time or do all editors live on the East coast? ;)