One of my favorite literary journals to read is The First Line. It is on my writing bucket list to be published by this journal. I have submitted five times, give or take a submission. Each story has been rejected, but I have no hard feelings towards the magazine. The editors have always included feedback with their rejections, which I feel is kind. Anytime someone puts in the effort to help me with my writing, I appreciate it.
Anyway, the entire point of this journal is to write a story with the “first line” they give you. There are four lines given per year. Each line has its own due date. If you want to write a four part story, all four parts are due by the first deadline.
The new lines for 2012 are out. I have started my story for the first deadline, February 1st. I might even write a four part story if I can find the time between now and the first of February. I encourage you guys to check it out. Even if you don’t end up writing your own story, supporting a literary journal by purchasing a copy always is appreciated—not only by the editors, but by us writers. If there were no literary journals, who would publish our work?
On that note, have a great week everyone! Happy writing!