Back to All Events

Litquake's Pursuit of Publishing: It Was the Best of Lines, It Was the Worst of Lines

  • Timken Hall, California College of the Arts 1111 8th St San Francisco United States (map)

Co-presented by MFA Writing at CCA

”It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a good novel must be in want of a great opening line. ”

—Jane Austen, sorta

Come compete in our Great First Lines contest! Bring three versions of the first line of your novel, short story, memoir or even query or cover letter. I’ll be moderating this panel of experts who will offer suggestions and choose a winner. We'll discuss great first lines in literature and what makes them succeed. Featuring editors from ZYZZYVA, Bare Life Review, and Wise Ink Publishing, as well as an agent from Andrea Brown Literary Agency. $20 (for sessions 1 and 2 of Pursuit of Pub. panels)

Grab your spot here!