Best First Sentence Contest

The Journal Pulp is offering a $100.00 cash prize for the following:

Best first sentence for a novel about a lovely librarian who secretly burns the books she loves because she wants no one else to read them.

You got the stuff?

Submit your work here:


  • micky

    March 23, 2013

    The Bible, the Quran, the Torah, The Audacity Of Hope, all sat there, quietly, like sacrificial lambs soon to be erased from existence.

  • Ray

    March 23, 2013

    Hey micky. I like your sentence. I posted it on the proper website:

  • Dave Cochrane

    March 23, 2013

    Doris the mad librarian had acquired a most ironic Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

  • Ray

    March 24, 2013

    Oh, I like that, Dave.

    It’s now live on the other website. (Sorry it got held up in the SPAM folder).

    It’s very good to see you. Thank you for dropping by.

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