The Frightening First Line Contest 2023 by Gotham Writers is a creative Writing Competition open to school and college students, offering an opportunity to craft a spine-tingling, 31-word first line for a scary story. With Halloween as its backdrop, the Writing Contest challenges participants to evoke fear and intrigue in their opening sentences. Renowned authors, like Stephen King, emphasize the importance of captivating first lines in storytelling. The winner, to be announced by December 18, 2023, will receive a free Gotham class of their choice, excluding premium classes. Entries must be original, unpublished, and submitted online by November 30, 2023, with judging criteria including originality, quality, spelling, and grammar in this Frightening First Line of a Spooky Story Contest 2023. This First Line Story Competition 2023 by Gotham Writers encourages aspiring writers to embrace the art of crafting captivating first lines, reminiscent of memorable openings from famous scary stories.