Are you an ITW member or are you going to ThrillerFest this July?
If so, submit your best first sentence for a chance to win a critique from one of our Master CraftFest instructors. Details:
Don’t miss this terrific opportunity!
Deadline May 31, 2015
Enter The Best First Sentence Contest for a chance to win a critique of 10 pages of your work from one of the Master CraftFest teachers.
Imagine having Steve Berry, Grant Blackwood, Lorenzo Carcaterra, David Corbett, Steven James, D.P. Lyle, MD, or Gayle Lynds reading your work! All you need to do is craft your very best first sentence and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You have seven chances to win, since each teacher makes his or her own choice. To qualify to enter, you need to be attending ThrillerFest or you need to be an ITW member. You can only enter once. Winners will be announced at the CraftFest Luncheon on July 8, 2015.
See the winners of last year’s contest at http://thrillerfest.com/best-first-sentence-contest/. Get inspired, then get those entries in—the deadline’s almost here!
Executive Director, ThrillerFest
May 29, 2015 at 7:51 pm
Best first sentence of what? A published story? A work in progress? Something we hope will end up as the first sentence of a story?
D.P. Lyle, MD
May 30, 2015 at 6:11 am
Any sentence that you consider would be a great opening sentence for a novel or short story.