The amazing Gordon Korman has written three fabulous first lines to stories.
The actual stories don’t exist yet. He needs YOUR HELP to turn one of these lines into an awesome work of fiction! Gordon will choose his favorite story (along with few runners-up) and we’ll announce the winners online in July 2018.
The First Lines
In the darkness, all I could see of the creature were its glowing tentacles and long purple teeth.
Getting rich was the last thing on our minds.
The Haunted Science Lab was more than just a nickname.
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 1, 2018.
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 Gordon Korman's fantastic book Restart.
In our delightful video, Gordon Korman takes you through the process of writing a short story and provides tips on plot and character development, revision, and more!