Authors and Artists Eligible. Beginnings weight one moment with a 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 winner; publication offered to runners-up and finalists. Word limit: 250 for fiction/CNF, 25 for poetry, first page for graphic novel/comic book, one image for art. Closes September 30, 2022. Enter as many times as you like through Submittable or Duotrope.