“I’M TIRED OF TRYING TO SEE THE GOOD IN PEOPLE.” Can you write a poem (or short story or essay) w/that 1st line?


if so, consider submitting it to

The First Line

by November 1, 2017.

&  keep an eye on the site, as other 1st-line prompts will be posted throughout the year.

NPR has a short interview w/the magazine’s co-founder, David LaBounty:

The Stories All Start The Same Way In ‘The First Line’ – Scott Simon – NPR – August 5, 2017

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