Samhain Publishing is having a best first line contest, and you can find all the details here. There’s an invite to submit a manuscript for the winner(s?), so it’s a good way to get through the currently-closed-to-submissions door. Check it out!
I’m disqualified on account of being a currently contracted Samhain author. It says so in the rules.
So I’ll just play here. :neener:
Shan’s Best First Lines:
1. I didn’t intend to kill my editor when I woke up that morning…it just sort of happened.
(Notice the punctuation cheat. Angie says in the rules they’ll be on the lookout for punctuation-based cheating because :angie: but here’s a tip—claim it’s a voice thing. :groucho:)
2. I tried making the hat with heavy duty Reynolds instead of the store brand, but they still got through.
Hmm…but sex sells.
3. The travel bulletin didn’t say shit about the horny weremonkey.
Okay, but wait…menage a whatever sells even better, and so does BDSM.
4. The travel bulletin didn’t say shit about the pack of horny, vine-rope wielding weremonkeys.