First Impressions  October 29, 2009 - January 1, 2010

Reading and Deliberating


One of the most important aspects of any story is the first impression. Can you capture the readers attention? Can you enthrall them? Stir their imagination, their curiosity? Submit a story opening using any creative means necessary to get the reader interested. Opening paragraphs, first chapters, prologues, and songs/poems are all acceptable. All genres welcome. All submissions must be original, recent work. Submission that have already won awards are not allowed. Two submission limit. Good luck.


First Place:


First Place: Begging for More! First Place: Begging for More!
Second Place: Demands Attention Second Place: Demands Attention
Third Place: Arouses Curiosity Third Place: Arouses Curiosity
Honorable Mention: Hm. This might be good. Honorable Mention: Hm. This might be good.



26 Contestants
41 Submissions
Created Oct 29, 2009

Submit Submit Writing


  • Any Member can Submit
  • All types of Writing can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 2 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 10/29/2009 - 1/1/2010
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Odrah is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Odrah if you have any further questions.