Monday, June 4, 2007

Are you entered?

Samhain Publishing Best First Line Contest

Thanks to inspiration from the Romance Divas and author Karin Tabke,Samhain Publishing is going to be holding a Best First Line contest on our blog (http://www.samhainpublishing.com/blog).

Starting Monday, June 4th at 8am Eastern, authors are invited to leave the first line of a previously unpublished work (of 12,000 words or more) in the comments of the Best First Line blog post. The contest is open to published and unpublished authors not currently contracted with Samhain Publishing.

On Friday, June 8th at noon Eastern, we will close the comments and no more entrants will be admitted into the contest. Only those who enter by posting on our first line contest blog post between 8:00 a.m. EST, June 4th 2007 and 12:00 Noon EST, June 8th will be eligible to participate in the first line contest.

Samhain editors will choose a group of entrants for the next round and the "winning" first lines will be posted on Monday, June 11th.

There's more info/rules on the blog~ Good luck!

15 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Thanks for the heads up. Now if I can find some good first lines...

Alice

Karen Erickson said...

I'm terrible at first lines, they give me such a hard time.

But I can't enter this contest anyway so...good luck!

Suzanne said...

That's a fun contest! Can't wait to see the lines!

Debra Moore said...

Better believe it, girl! We are IN! I've been watching the list increase...there are some GREAT first lines out there. Oh, a buddy of mine (and me, of course) thought yours was spectacular, by the way.

What it has shown me is how *important* that first line really is. Hadn't thought much about it before now...so if nothing else, I learned something new!

Samantha Lucas said...

I can't enter. :( I'm already in at Samhain, but I love the idea of this contest. Good luck to everyone who enters! :)

Tessa Dare said...

Do you have one up there, Ericka? Tell us your number, so we can cheer you on!

Tempest Knight said...

I did! Although I don't know how good my first line is compared to others I've read there. :)

Ericka Scott said...
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Ericka Scott said...

Debra is #136

Ericka Scott said...

Yolanda is #193

Ericka Scott said...

My entry is #28

Tempest's is #124

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Good luck girls! :)

Man, there are a LOT of lines listed. And so many good ones too.

I checked yours out... okay, I'm hooked already!

ERiCA said...

Dang it! Clearly a day late and a dollar short for this one. Stupid flaky third-world-country dial up!!

Shelli Stevens said...

Did you enter?!?! Oooh you did, I just saw the comments below. Good luck!

lacey kaye said...

I was wondering if Erica entered. Too, too bad.