The amazing Lisa Yee has written three fabulous first lines to stories.
The actual stories don’t exist yet. She needs YOUR HELP to turn one of these lines into an awesome work of fiction! Lisa will choose her favorite story (along with few runners-up) and we’ll announce the winners online in spring 2017.
The First Lines
Despite its location, Dot’s Donut Shop was about to get famous.
I thought it was a costume party.
The new coach seemed peculiar, and it wasn’t just because of that third eye.
How to Enter
Pick your favorite line.
Write a short story starting with your chosen line.
Stories must be between 800 and 3,000 words.
Edit and revise!
Fill out this entry form.
Send the story and completed entry form to us by MARCH 10, 2017.
Scope's Write-a-Story Contest
P.O. Box 172
New York, NY 10013-0712
with Write-a-Story Contest
in the subject line
plus the thrill of seeing your story published at Scope Online.
a free one-year subscription to Scope.
copies of Lisa Yee’s fantastic book Warp Speed.
In our delightful video, Lisa Yee takes you through the process of writing a short story and provides tips on outlining, plot and character development, revision, and more!