A dull pencil is greater than the sharpest memory. - an English proverb
Congratulations to Michael Phillis whose riveting opening to Danger Club galloped past the 100 vote mark!
Congratulations to crindiesel whose beautifully descriptive opening to Princess of Mythric passed the elusive 200 vote mark!
Congratulations to the writers of the Top 25 most voted openings (as of 9 pm June 30, 2013)! These opening have now been archived and can be viewed here.
Post Your 150-Words Now to get valuable feedback on your story's opening, and to get votes to qualify for possible publication in our next anthology edition! Current solicitation period is from 7/1/2013 to 6/30/2014.
Lara's Gift, the debut novel by our favorite writing teacher Annemarie O'Brien, published by Knopf / Random House, is coming out on August 6! It's getting tremendously positive reviews everywhere. To celebrate, DullPencil is giving away AUTOGRAPHED hardcover copies of the book to members who submit a 150-Words opening from now till the end of 2013. To learn more about Annemarie and her book Lara's Gift, visit her website here.
Lawyer-ly weasel details:
1) one book maximum per unique member.
2) maximum of 100 copies will be given away
3) opening must be a valid post, as determined by our editors - we reserve full discretion in determining validity.
4) the post cannot be deleted for at least 10 days.
DullPencilPress publishes short fiction, novel excerpts, and essays written for the young adult/teen (YA) audience. It was founded and is operated by a group of passionate YA reader/writer volunteers and an experienced publisher (also a volunteer) to benefit the YA community. The stories are published in a yearly anthology series in paperback and e-book. Contents for the anthology are selected by fellow writers and readers of YA stories who choose to participate in the process through this website, as well as our volunteer editors and advisers. All profits from the sale of our books will be donated to support creative writing programs in middle and high schools chosen by its contributors.
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