Authors and Artists Eligible. Beginnings weight one moment with particular power. A poem handles this differently than flash fiction, a novel, a graphic novel, or an art series. Send your best opening. No restrictions on theme, category, or the length of the piece or collection from which the excerpt comes. $250 plus publication for the winner; publication offered to runners-up and finalists.
Word limit: 250 for fiction/CNF, 25 for poetry, the first page for graphic novel/comic book, and one image for art.
Closes September 30, 2022